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: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response view details
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 view details
Regulating Network Adequacy for Rural Populations: Perspectives of Five States
Policy brief describing how California, Kentucky, Montana, Texas, and Wisconsin define insurance network adequacy and how much consideration is given to rural issues in regulating their networks. Features statistics including these states' rural population, rural
percent of total population, rural area in square miles, number of marketplace networks, and percent that are narrow networks.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Jean Abraham, Ira Moscovice Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
The Health Status of Northeast Texas
Describes health status of residents of a largely rural 35-county area, including mortality rates, prevalence of cigarette smoking, healthcare access, and percentage of people with health insurance. Features county-level statistics with breakdowns by population size, level of rurality, median income, and age-adjusted mortality rate.
Author(s): Eileen Nehme Date: 08/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services view details