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School Nurses in Texas K-12 Public & Charter Schools
Fact sheet describing the school nurse workforce in Texas. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas and basic demographics, education levels, and school grade group distributions.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Texas Emergency Medical Services Personnel, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing emergency medical services (EMS) personnel growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to EMS personnel by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, provider demographics by race/ethnicity, age, and gender, and license type.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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Texas Women and Women's Health Providers: Metro v. Non-Metro
Report on the number of women's health providers in rural and urban areas of Texas. Includes a county-level breakdown of the ratio of providers per 100,000 people as well as counties with no providers. Also includes a comparison of the number of types of providers and average ages between rural and urban areas.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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Childhood Immunization During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Texas
Examines childhood vaccination in Texas, comparing rates between May 2010 and May 2020 for rural and urban counties using data from the Texas Immunization Registry. Discusses trends in immunization rates in relation to the risk of vaccine-preventable disease infections.
Author(s): Tasmiah Nuzhath, Kobi V. Ajayi, Qiping Fan, et al.
Citation: Vaccine, 39(25), 3333–3337
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
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1,232 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Distributed at Coliseum in Dalhart, Texas
Reports on a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in rural Texas that distributing vaccines to residents in a tri-county area, while helping participants to promote the event on social media.
Author(s): Joyce Bezner
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2021 Rural Border Health Chartbook
Presents statistics on health indicators and social determinants of health in the U.S.-Mexico Border region, offering rural/urban comparisons, comparing self-reported Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic ethnicity, and examining proximity to the border. Covers access to care, use of preventive health services, health-related behaviors, COVID-19, mortality, and American Indian health.
Author(s): Elizabeth Crouch, Rachel Davis, Jan M. Eberth, et al.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Association, Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Texas Rural Hospital Funding Resource Guide
Offers information on funding opportunities available to rural health facilities in Texas, including COVID-19, economic development, and telehealth funding. Lists federal and state funding programs, national foundations, and private foundations. Organizes Texas funders into 6 service regions, and provides a map of Critical Access Hospitals and Prospective Payment System Hospitals in each region.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas State Office of Rural Health
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A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas
Presents an overview of the mental health system in Texas to help policymakers, advocates, and individuals, including the structure of and services provided by Texas state agencies. Discusses implications and outcomes of rural mental health and substance abuse prevention policy and programs.
Additional links: Supplement to the 5th Edition, 2022
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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Texas SORH Fosters Quality Champions in Rural Hospitals Across the State
Details how the Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH) developed a Quality Improvement Training Program (QITP) and associated fellowship program to improve rural healthcare quality in the state's hospitals. The QITP trains participants, helps them become certified for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) exam, and encourages them to complete quality improvement projects within local hospitals.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 2/1/2024