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 view details
Epidemiology of the 2020 Pandemic of COVID-19 in the State of Texas: The First Month of Community Spread
Provides an overview of COVID-19 spread in Texas from March
1 - April 8, 2020, comparing urban and rural rates.
Examines data from national and state sources, analyzing
case fatality and incidence rates in relation to county
information, demographics including race/ethnicity, and
availability of healthcare resources. Figure 1 offers a
county map of Texas indicating COVID-19 prevalence rate and
percentage of African American residents.
Author(s): Swapnil Khose, Justin Xavier Moore, Henry E. Wang Citation: Journal of Community Health, 45, 696-710 Date: 06/2020 Type: Document view details
A Best Practices Approach to Treating Maternal Hemorrhage
Provides an overview of how Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Texas, developed and implemented protocols to improve maternal hemorrhage outcomes. Discusses the impact and lessons learned from implementing the protocols as well, as future maternal health improvement goals at the medical center.
Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Texas Rural Acute Care Hospital Closures
Identifies rural hospital closures by year and county for Texas between 1965-2018. Includes notes on whether they later reopened with full or partial services.
Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals view details
Texas STD Surveillance Report
Provides an annual report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalence in Texas. Appendices include data by county of residence for 2011-2018.
Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services view details
Diabetes Prevention Program Sites Compared With Diabetes Prevalence and Ratio of Primary Care Physicians in Texas
Discusses partnerships between the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and state organizations to provide type 2 diabetes prevention education by increasing access to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs). Offers state maps that identify the county locations of DPPs in comparison to diagnosed diabetes prevalence and the ratio of primary care physicians per 100,000 residents.
Author(s): Emily Peterson Johnson, Melissa Dunn, Maria Cooper, Nimisha Bhakta Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16 Date: 12/2019 Type: Document view details
Texas HIV Surveillance Report: Annual Report
Provides an annual update of county-level data on HIV infection and AIDS cases for Texas. Includes infection by transmission method, diagnoses by race/ethnicity and age group, data for criminal justice and immigration facilities, and more.
Date: 12/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services view details
Medicaid Expansion in Texas: Potential Economic and Employment Implications
Compares the findings of a survey of low-income adults in Texas – a non-expansion Medicaid state – with the findings from surveys of low-income populations living in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana – states having expanded Medicaid to assess the economic impact on their families and their state.
Author(s): Lucy Chen, Joy Madubuonwu, Caroline Pecos-Duarte, Benjamin D. Sommers Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund view details
Texas Map of Rural Hospitals
Map identifying the location of rural hospitals in Texas.
Date: 09/2019 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals view details