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Virginia Resources

BuchananCares Program: A Team-based Care Pilot Led by a Rural Community Hospital and Local Pharmacist
Describes BuchananCares, a collaboration among health professionals from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Buchanan General Hospital in rural Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Health. Designed to reduce patient readmissions and improve medication use for patients with COPD, diabetes, heart failure, and pneumonia.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Preventive Services Task Force
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Rural Community Organizations Building Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ+ Residents
Highlights community-based organizations working to create more inclusive environments and programming for LGBTQ+ residents. Discusses the activities of organizations in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington supporting the improvement of LGBTQ+ health and quality of life.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Robert Libal, Madeleine Pick, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Improving Access to LGBTQIA+-Friendly Care in Rural Areas
Highlights the work of the Pride of Rural Virginia and Rural TransECHO programs to provide healthcare access to LGBTQIA+ populations in rural areas across the U.S. Includes organizational overviews as well as challenges and opportunities when providing culturally sensitive healthcare.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Maddy Pick, Robert Libal, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Focus on School-based Mental Health for Rural Central Virginia's Youth
Policy brief highlighting the increasing need for mental health care among the rural youth population of central Virginia and in the U.S. in general. Explores the effect that pandemic-related school shutdowns have had on youth mental health, and the stigma surrounding mental health care in rural areas. Features statistics on suicide rates per 100,000 population with breakdowns by sex and rural or urban location, and student to school psychologist ratios from 2019-2020 with breakdowns by state.
Author(s): Sety Abooali
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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A Rural Community's Perspective on the Causes of and Solutions to the Opioid Crisis in Southern Virginia: A Qualitative Study
Results of a study to gain insight into the perceptions, knowledge, and experiences of members of a southern Virginia rural community affected by the opioid crisis, to inform the development of local strategies to address the problem. Examines barriers and facilitators to treatment programs and offers recommendations for targeting populations at risk.
Author(s): Angelina J. Hargrove, Carlin Rafie, Emily Zimmerman, Dawn E. Moser
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(2), 7152
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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HPSA 101: Health Professional Shortage Areas Explained
Video describing Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), scoring calculations and factors affecting HPSA scores, National Health Service Corps loan repayments programs, and the role of the Virginia primary care office in identifying shortage areas in Virginia. Includes a brief history of HPSAs. Transcript available by clicking the 3 dots above the red Subscribe button.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity
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Food Insecurity in Southwest Virginia
Policy brief exploring the intersectionality between food insecurity and socioeconomic status as well as COVID-19 impacts in Southwest Virginia (SWVA), a primarily-rural area with the highest food insecurity and lowest socioeconomic status in Virginia. Highlights the seriousness and complexity of food insecurity in SWVA and the need for future research. Features statistics comparing food insecurity rates and median household income in Grayson County and Loudoun County, and the relationship between labor force and unemployment rate between 2016-2022.
Author(s): Sety Abooali
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Virginia
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: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Virginia's Pharmacy Technician Workforce: 2021
An overview of the pharmacy technician workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacy technicians in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Pharmacist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the pharmacist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Pharmacist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Last Updated: 7/1/2022