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Washington Resources

Working in Rural Health
A video describing the benefits of working as a healthcare provider in a rural location, including testimonials from providers working in rural Washington. Length: 4:25
Date: 07/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Proactively Pursuing Value-Based Payment
Profiles a program developed at a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in rural Washington that is transitioning from volume- to value-based care. The CEO of the hospital is working with payers to design a value-based payment contract to help the facility fund the continued transition to value-based care and hopefully create a payment model other CAHs in the state can adopt.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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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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Washington State Data Snapshot: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs)
Highlights data and characteristics for advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) in rural and urban Washington State.
Additional links: Supplemental Data
Author(s): Holly Andrilla, Susan Skillman, Bev Marshall
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Washington State Data Snapshot: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
Highlights data and characteristics for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in rural and urban Washington State.
Additional links: Supplemental Data
Author(s): Holly Andrilla, Susan Skillman, Bev Marshall
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Washington State Data Snapshot: Registered Nurses (RNs)
Highlights data and characteristics for registered nurses (RNs) in rural and urban Washington State.
Additional links: Supplemental Data
Author(s): Holly Andrilla, Susan Skillman, Bev Marshall
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Washington State Injury and Violence Prevention Guide
Examines the burden of seven of the most common types of unintentional and intentional injuries in rural and urban areas of the state of Washington. Includes injury data, risk and protective factors, and evidence-based or promising prevention strategies for each of the seven types.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan
Outlines a statewide suicide prevention plan for rural and urban individuals, families, and communities in Washington based on the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Describes strategies to prevent suicide and make treatment and support services more accessible. Includes statistics on suicide rates by age, race, and rural or urban location.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington: 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner
Describes how the communities within the Columbia Gorge region took a collaborative approach by developing a 15-member community advisory committee that included Medicaid recipients and Latino residents. Top concerns addressed by this committee were food, housing, jobs and transportation, along with improved access to dental and mental health, and better coordination among social services and healthcare providers. Projects included expanding the use and training of community health workers (CHWs) to assist Latino residents when navigating programs outside of healthcare and the development of a fruit and vegetable prescription program to support increased intake of healthy foods. A collective impact specialist was hired to help solve community problems through collaborative efforts, and to find grants and other sources of funding to support their projects. Columbia Gorge Region is a recipient of the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Travel Distance Study for Rural/Competitive Bid Area/Neither Rural nor CBA Census Tracts to Hospitals and Home Medical Equipment Suppliers: Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Measures rural populations' proximity to hospitals and home medical equipment suppliers in Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin in comparison with their urban counterparts.
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Northern Iowa Geoinformatics Training, Research, Education, and Extension (GeoTREE) Center
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Last Updated: 7/23/2021