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Bringing Community Voice into Cross-Sector Data Sharing: Supporting Aging Populations in Rural Utah
A case study that discusses a partnership between healthcare and social care entities involved with the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) initiative to implement data sharing and patient record digitization. Discusses the impact on senior care in rural Utah to improve data sharing that is culturally appropriate for tribal populations.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Data Across Sectors for Health
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Utah Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Utah in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Experiences with Use of Technology and Telehealth among Women with Prenatal Depression
Study examining the experiences of 17 women with prenatal depression who participated in videoconference intervention group meetings managed by the Utah Telehealth Network. Discusses positive and negative experiences with technology and group meetings, and notes the applicability of video-based telehealth interventions for increasing access to behavioral healthcare for rural populations.
Author(s): Uma D. Parameswaran, Ryoko Pentecost, Marcia Williams, Marcela Smid, Gwen Latendresse
Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 22, 571
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Utah
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Using Machine Learning to Identify Factors Associated with Practice Location of the Healthcare Workforce
Results of a study applying machine learning techniques to identify factors predicting the decision of physicians, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists to practice in a rural area. Uses data sets collected by the Utah Medical Education Council in 2014, 2016, and 2017. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and non-rural location.
Author(s): Jerry Bounsanga, Martin S. Lipsky, Eric S. Hon, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(1), 7050
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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Utah Primary Care Needs Assessment 2021
Assesses the primary care needs in the state of Utah. Reviews indicators of healthcare access, health status, social determinants of health, and the primary care workforce shortages in Utah. Includes information and maps on primary care, dental, and mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Utah's Mental Health Workforce 2021: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists in Utah
Discusses mental health provider demographic changes, practice characteristic changes, and projections for the future supply of Utah's mental health workforce. Offer policy recommendations for strengthening the rural mental healthcare workforce, and features statistics including county-by-county distribution of mental health professionals, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and frontier locations,
Author(s): Sydney Groesbeck, Jerry Bounsanga, Andrew Salt, Clark Ruttinger
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Linking Families and Teens: Reducing Teen Pregnancy by Increasing Family Connectedness and Youth Self-Efficacy
Report details and evaluates a program designed to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies in rural communities. Highlights the programs structure and the measures used to evaluate it.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Population Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Utah's Physician Workforce, 2020
Study of Utah's physician workforce, based on a 2019 survey by the Utah Medical Education Council. Discusses supply and demand, demographics, geographic distribution, practice characteristics, projected supply and demand, and specialty profiles including primary care and specialty care. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Jared Staheli, Clark Ruttinger
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Utah's Primary Medical Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map showing geographic, population, and high needs geographic Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas in Utah.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Last Updated: 11/30/2022