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Twenty-Five Things to Know about Texas Rural Hospitals
A fact sheet describing several characteristics and 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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Continuing Evidence of Chagas Disease Along the Texas-Mexico Border
Explores a study on Chagas Disease on the Texas-Mexico border. Features case studies detailing experiences with the disease in the rural towns of Rio Grande City, TX and San Vicente, Mexico; and in urban centers of Mission, TX and Reynosa, Mexico.
Author(s): Melissa S. Nolan, David Aguilar, Eric L. Brown, et al.
Citation: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(11)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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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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Texas Rural Hospital Obstetrical Access
Offers a map identifying which rural hospitals in Texas provide obstetrics services.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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Promising Practice: Texas SORH's Handheld Ultrasound Project - An Innovative Approach to Providing Training & Technology to Small Rural Hospitals
Details a pilot program implemented by the Texas State Office of Rural Health that allows rural hospitals to uses handheld ultrasound machines as a cost-effective method for improving quality of care.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Uvalde Memorial Hospital Strategizes SRHT Implementation
Describes Uvalde Memorial Hospital's (UMH) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project, completed in 2017, that focused on assessing UMH's finances and operations. UMH is a 25-bed county-owed not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Uvalde, Texas. Addresses swing bed usage, hospice, population health, cardiac rehabilitation, and staff efficiency.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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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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Oral Health in Texas, Bridging Gaps and Filling Needs
Provides an overview of oral health in Texas and factors that contribute to oral health, while highlighting the needs of rural and border populations. Covers oral health workforce needs and barriers to accessing oral care. Provides regional and county-level statistics and information on rural populations, age, socioeconomic factors, oral health outcomes, and more.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health Institute
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Last Updated: 9/20/2022