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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Vermont
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Vermont Care Network and the State of Vermont: A Shared Data Repository for Community-Based Behavioral Health Providers
Features a case study of the collaboration between HRSA, the Vermont Care Network, and the state of Vermont to create a state-wide data repository for behavioral health and developmental disability services. Details the types of data collected and the process by which it is aggregated and analyzed.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Toward Hospital Global Budgeting: State Considerations
Overview of hospital global budgeting, using case studies from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Explores ways in which global budgets can offer some financial stability for rural hospitals.
Author(s): Robert Murray
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health & Value Strategies
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Network Spotlight: Vermont Care Network
Highlights an interview with Simone Rueschemeyer, the Executive Director of the Vermont Care Network. Describes the Vermont Care Network's member benefits and challenges encountered when working in rural healthcare. Covers advantages of working in rural areas, building trust and collaboration among network partners, and steps taken to address network sustainability.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Vermont Falls Prevention Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative: Strategies, Successes, and Lessons Learned
Describes the implementation, strategies used, and lessons learned from the Vermont Falls Prevention Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative which is made up of four Vermont counties and affiliated hospitals serving small populations.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Vermont Hub-and-Spoke Model of Care for Opioid Use Disorders: An Evaluation
Details an evaluation of Vermont's hub-and-spoke model of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Discusses the system's successes and areas that need focus and improvement.
Additional links: Summary Brief
Author(s): Richard A. Rawson
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Center on Behavior & Health
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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. Describes the SIM initiative that 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
Citation: 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 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, migrant health, Area Health Education Centers (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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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 (CAHs) and other rural hospitals having at least ten births in 2010 by analyzing data derived from a telephone survey conducted in 9 states. Includes data for each state on hospital and provider characteristics, and services provided for labor and delivery.
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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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, et al.
Date: 12/2014
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Primary Care Development Corporation, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Rural Data for Action: A Comparative Analysis of Health Data for the New England Region
Compares rural and non-rural demographic, healthcare delivery, access, utilization, and health outcome data for a six-state 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. Addresses challenges for people living in rural areas, including healthcare access and the role played by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs).
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
Citation: 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 to 2012 review of state Medicaid medical home programs in eight states. Identifies community health team programs, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), that provide an array of services, such as care coordination to self-management coaching. Includes information on 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.
Citation: 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
Citation: 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 work together to develop and provide affordable housing for seniors in rural areas. Addresses emerging population needs through a public-private partnership, called Support and Services at Home (SASH): a Caring Partnership, to enhance collaboration among housing providers and help residents remain at home.
Author(s): Nancy Eldridge
Citation: Rural Voices, 17(4), 10-11, 13
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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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: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Vermont
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
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. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Vermont QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Vermont State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Vermont Resources.


Last Updated: 11/9/2018