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Geographic Disparities Associated with Travel to Medical Care and Attendance in Programs to Prevent/Manage Chronic Illness Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Texas
Examines 2,108 rural and urban middle-aged and older adults in Texas with one or more chronic conditions who travel long distances to receive medical care and their utilization of programs focused on prevention and chronic disease management. Participants from 9 counties responded to health assessment surveys regarding their number of doctor's visits within the previous year, distance to receive medical care, residential status, and other personal characteristics.
Author(s): Matthew L. Smith, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Caroline D Bergeron, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health,19(4), 5147
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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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
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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
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Texas Rural Hospital Closures Since January 2013
A map identifying the location of rural hospital closures in Texas along with whether they later reopened or now provide limited services.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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Oral Health: Targeting Rural Areas
Compiles articles from a special issue of the Texas Public Health Journal focusing on rural oral health in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Covers emergency department use in Texas for oral health needs in rural versus urban counties, geriatric oral health and workforce options such as teledentistry, a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment project under a state waiver targeting rural communities, partnerships to reach underserved areas and pregnant women, and oral health initiatives in Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Citation: Texas Public Health Journal, 71(2), 2-16
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Public Health Association
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Twenty-Five Things to Know about Texas Rural Hospitals
A fact sheet describing several characteristics, concerns, and related data unique to rural hospitals in Texas.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse: Interim Report to the 86th Texas Legislature
Provides a comprehensive report on substance abuse and opioid misuse in Texas, summarizing the current issues and what Texas programs, policies, and agencies are doing to address them. Reviews implementation of the state prescription monitoring program; state Good Samaritan laws; and the impact of substance abuse on various stakeholders and population groups, such as pregnant women and first responders. Addresses rural throughout and includes a map showing opioid-related deaths by county.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse
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Kissing Bug and Chagas Disease: What You Need to Know
Highlights identification information for the Chagas-disease-carrying kissing bugs in the Southern U.S. Presents county-level data for Texas.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Chagas Taskforce
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Definitions of "Rural" in Texas Statutes and the Texas Administrative Code
Details the various definitions of rural used by the state of Texas. Features maps illustrating the counties considered rural by each definition.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Legislative Council
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Expanding Care for Rural Patients
Discusses the telehealth psychology program at Texas A&M and the effect the program has had on mental health access across the state. Details the program's implementation and the ways it is overcoming barriers for rural people.
Author(s): Amy Novotney
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 49(3), 64
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Psychological Association
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