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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details