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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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Mass Shootings and Rural Areas
Interview with Mandi Sralla, director of the emergency department of Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Texas. Describes the facility's response in the wake of a mass shooting in nearby Sutherland Springs in November 2017.
Author(s): John Hick
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
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Optimizing Rural Health: A Community Healthcare Blueprint
Provides three in-depth case studies of rural Texas communities facing hospital closures to learn more about how communities respond, discussing the findings and similarities. Identifies lessons learned in regards to community awareness, community engagement, how access is defined, hospital board leadership, and finances to guide other rural communities facing similar challenges.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: A&M Rural and Community Health Institute, Center for Optimizing Rural Health
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Innovating Mental Healthcare in Texas and Beyond: Q&A with Dr. Octavio Martinez
An interview with Dr. Octavio Martinez, the executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Discusses the mission of the foundation and how it is addressing mental health in Texas, as well as some of the challenges of providing mental healthcare in Texas and throughout the U.S.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Hospital Environmental Impact Study
Examines the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, particularly as it relates to rural Texas, by focusing on four areas: the state of healthcare, rural hospital closures and vulnerabilities, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and uninsurance rates. Presents information about the current and future state of healthcare in rural Texas to support rural health policymakers.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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Community Health Workers Get Trained to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
Highlights programs serving the Navajo Nation, Texas colonias, and Appalachian Maryland that use community health workers to provide oral health education and improve access dental care.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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What's Next? Practical Suggestions for Rural Communities Facing a Hospital Closure
Presents alternative healthcare solutions for rural Texas communities that are facing a rural hospital closure. Examines the current state of healthcare delivery and outlines the regulatory and legislative obstacles to maintaining rural hospital services. Appendices provide additional information including maps of rural Texas hospital closures, a list of useful resources, reflections from rural hospital leaders, and more.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: A&M Rural and Community Health Institute, Episcopal Health Foundation
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The Texas Mental Health Workforce: Continuing Challenges and Sensible Strategies
Policy brief featuring a report on the mental healthcare workforce in Texas, including a comparison of rural and urban counties. Discusses barriers to workforce expansion and strategies for drawing more mental health providers to the state.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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Madison Outreach and Services through Telehealth (MOST) Network
Video featuring the Madison Outreach Services through Telehealth (MOST) Network, which serves the Hispanic/Latino population of Brazos Valley, Texas. Highlights their partnership with Texas A&M's Telehealth Counseling Clinic, where doctoral-level students and promotoras connect with patients in remote clinics to offer mental health and substance abuse counseling.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Last Updated: 5/31/2024