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Disparities in Years of Potential Life Lost Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in Washington State
Explores rates of premature mortality among racial and ethnic minorities in Washington State. Compares rates of potential life lost for people of non-Hispanic black, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and multiracial groups to the rates of non-Hispanic whites. Highlights rurality as a factor as well.
Author(s): Solmaz Amiri, Sandte L. Stanley, Justin T. Denney, Dedra Buchwald
Citation: Archives of Public Health, 80, 211
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Rapid Antigen Screening of Students and Staff for SARS-CoV-2 in Rural School Districts, Pierce County, WA, 2020
Provides an overview of a program in rural Washington school districts to screen students and staff for COVID-19 with weekly rapid antigen tests. Discusses efficacy, impact on school policy decisions, and overall sustainability of the program.
Author(s): Daniel R. Stutman, Julie K. Tergliafera, Morgan E. Black, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(8), 1134-1137
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Washington State's Physician Workforce in 2021
Findings brief describing size, distribution, and education history of the physician workforce in Washington. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Arati Dahal, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
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Expansion of Grocery Delivery and Access for Washington SNAP Participants During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines grocery delivery access and 2017 food insecurity rates by county in Washington using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data and grocery delivery data from Amazon and Walmart. Identifies food insecure areas, including rural regions of the state, and describes actions to address food insecurity.
Author(s): Shawna Beese, Ofer Amram, Acacia Corylus, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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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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Palliative Care — More Than Just Hospice, with Karla Weng and Pat Justis
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Karla Weng, Senior Program Manager for Stratis Health, and Pat Justis, Director of the Washington State Office of Rural Health. Discusses rural palliative care and an initiative to expand access in rural communities in Washington State, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Federally Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas for Mental Care in Washington
Shows full or partial areas of counties designated as Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Washington.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Washington
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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Washington Rural Health Clinic Dental Services Toolkit
Resource guide to assist Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Washington implement dental services alongside primary care. Covers funding, facility, health information technology, and other considerations related to implementing dental care.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Medically Underserved Areas and Medically Underserved Populations in Washington
Shows full or partial areas of counties designated as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) or Medically Underserved Population (MUP) in Washington
Date: 03/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Last Updated: 9/22/2022