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State Innovation Model Testing Awards From the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in six states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, and Vermont. The SIM initiative was started in 2012 to support states that are committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Vermont Care Network Advocates for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Agencies
Highlights the work of the Vermont Care Network, which supports 16 non-profit agencies that provide behavioral health and developmental disability services in the state. Discusses cross-sector collaboration and integration of mental health, substance use, and developmental disability services with primary care.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Vermont Care Network Advocates for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Agencies
Video featuring the Vermont Care Network, which supports 16 nonprofit agencies that provide behavioral health and developmental disability services to Vermont residents.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Vermont Primary Care Sourcebook, 6th edition
Report for primary care facilities and providers in the state of Vermont on such topics as RHCs, FQHCs, telehealth, migrant health, AHECs, Clinics for the Uninsured, and Community Health Accountable Care. Includes data and statistics specific to rural areas.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Vermont
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Population Health Strategies of Critical Access Hospitals
Provides examples of population health strategies developed by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from 8 different rural communities that have significantly contributed to the improvement of population health and the health of their community.
Author(s): John Gale, Andrew Coburn, Karen Pearson, Zachariah Croll, George Shaler
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Vermont Primary Care Dentists by Rational Service Areas: Population per FTE
County level map of dentists by population service area in the state of Vermont.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Vermont Population to Provider Ratios by Rational Service Area (RSA)
Map by county of primary care FTEs in the state of Vermont, as reported by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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State Variations in the Rural Obstetric Workforce
Illustrates the challenges affecting the obstetric workforce in Critical Access Hospitals and other rural hospitals having at least 10 births in 2010 using data derived from a telephone survey conducted in 9 states.
Author(s): Peiyin Hung, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Michelle M. Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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2014 Vermont Psychiatrists by Mental Health Care Areas: Population per FTE
County level map of psychiatrists by service area for the state of Vermont.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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2014 Vermont Primary Care Physicians by Rational Service Areas: Population per FTE
County level map of primary care physicians by service area for the state of Vermont.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Caring for Pregnant Opioid Abusers in Vermont: A Potential Model for Non-Urban Areas
Provides an overview of the challenges managed and the approach used for the development of a comprehensive program for the treatment of opioid dependence during pregnancy in rural Vermont.
Author(s): Marjorie Meyer, Julie Phillips,
Location: Preventive Medicine, 80, 18–22
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
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Community Health Center Growth & Sustainability: State Profiles From the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States
Provides health and economic data, and Medicaid policy information regarding community health centers (CHCs) in rural and urban areas, from 13 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia.
Author(s): Dan Lowenstein, Nancy Lager, Tom Manning
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Rural Data for Action: A Comparative Analysis of Health Data for the New England Region
Examines the healthcare and health related data that describe a range of demographic, healthcare delivery, access, utilization, and health outcome parameters for rural communities across a six-state region and compare these to the non-rural areas of the region.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New England Rural Health RoundTable
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Vermont Oral Health Plan, 2014
Covers the oral health plan for Vermont including the burden of oral disease, literacy and education, prevention strategies, surveillance and assessment, infrastructure, financing and delivery systems and the oral health workforce. Reports that people living in rural areas have a higher burden of oral disease because of difficulties in accessing care and discusses dental care delivery sites at federally qualified health centers and rural health centers.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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A Cost Analysis of a Community Health Worker Program in Rural Vermont
Examines the cost and effectiveness of a hospital affiliated community health program staffed by 3 community health workers in rural Vermont. Cost data was compiled from 2 categories that included the personnel involved and operational costs from 2010 to 2011.
Author(s): Alberta M. Mirambeau, Guijing Wang, Laural Ruggles, Diane O. Dunet
Location: Journal of Community Health, 38(6), 1050–1057
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
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Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams
Presents data from a 2011–2012 review of state Medicaid medical home programs in eight states. Identifies community health team programs including FQHCs and RHCs that provide an array of services, including care coordination to self-management coaching. Includes small or rural practices.
Author(s): Mary Takach, Jason Buxbaum
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Implementing Housing First in Rural Areas: Pathways Vermont
Describes how a program, which has proven successful in addressing chronic homelessness for mentally ill populations in urban areas, has been adapted for rural areas of Vermont. Includes examples of the use of telehealth and other technology to help this population increase housing retention rates.
Author(s): Ana Stefancic, Benjamin F. Henwood, Hilary Melton, et al.
Location: American Journal of Public Health, 103(S2), 206-209
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Local Programs Help Patients Navigate Medical Care
A look at patient navigator programs in four states: a statewide program in Georgia; a program in Kentucky for cervical cancer patients; a promotores program in Texas for chronic conditions; and a coordinated care program for cancer patients in Vermont.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2012(Spring)
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Opportunities to Meet the Needs of Seniors in Rural America: Cathedral Square
Describes a network of nonprofit housing providers in Vermont who share their skills statewide, while promoting local ownership of housing.
Author(s): Nancy Eldridge
Location: Rural Voices, 17(4), 10
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Vermont Rural Health and Primary Care Plan
Discusses the rural health goals and objectives for Vermont including sections on healthcare workforce, quality, technology, rural health and primary care infrastructure, network development, health disparities, and evaluation.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Healthy Vermonters 2020
State Health Assessment for Vermont. Includes health indicators arranged in five focus areas: A Healthy Lifetime; Providing for Better Public Health; Behaviors, Environment & Health; Diseases & Health Conditions; and Public Health Preparedness. Quick reference reports for each county and midway report card (2017) also available.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Vermont Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Vermont
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Vermont KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Vermont QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Vermont State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 10/17/2017