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Wyoming Resources

Adult Health Status among Native American Families Participating in the Growing Resilience Home Garden Study
Reports the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the impacts of home food gardens on the health status of 176 adults from 96 families of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes living on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Compares the rates of obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes among study participants with the state and national disease rates in 2017, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) national disease rates in 2015.
Author(s): Christine M. Porter, Alyssa M. Wechsler, Shawn J. Hime, Felix Naschold
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Wyoming
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Research Pays Off - Wyoming Intercity Bus Service Study: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Rural Areas
Report details the connectivity of the intercity bus (ICB) service in Wyoming. Discusses the ICB's ability to reach rural areas and the proposed changes the improve connectivity across the state.
Author(s): David Kack
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana State University Western Transportation Institute
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Impact of a Mobile Health Application on User Engagement and Pregnancy Outcomes among Wyoming Medicaid Members
Examines the effects of a mobile health application, Due Date Plus, on user engagement and birth outcomes among pregnant Medicaid members compared to pregnant Medicaid members not using the application in Wyoming. Compares data on four outcomes: 6-month or more prenatal visit, C-section, low birth weight, and neonatal intensive care unity (NICU) admission to evaluate the association between Due Date Plus with pregnancy and birth outcomes.
Author(s): James Bush, Dilek E. Barlow, Jennie Echols, Jasmine Wilkerson, Katherine Bellevin
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 23(11), 891-898
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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Wyoming's Physician Workforce in 2016
Findings brief describing size, distribution, and education history of the physician workforce in Wyoming. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Arati Dahal
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network
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New Partner Recruitment to Rural Versus Urban Ob-Gyn Practices: A Survey of Practicing Ob-Gyns
Discusses the results of a survey of obstetrics and gynecology practices in rural and urban areas located in 5 Northwestern states to examine their recruitment efforts. Information and data about their background, practice setting, partner recruitment, and retention was collected and analyzed, with comparisons noted between rural, suburban, and urban providers.
Author(s): Michael F. Fialkow, Carrie M. Snead, Jay Schulkin
Citation: Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, 2017(4)
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Health Status and Social Networks as Predictors of Resilience in Older Adults Residing in Rural and Remote Environments
Examines the relationship of health status and social networks with the resilience of older adults living in a very rural (frontier) Wyoming county. Discusses how family and friend networks, and physical and mental health status may predict resiliency and impact the ability of older adults to remain in their homes.
Author(s): Christine McKibbin, Aaron Lee, Bernard A. Steinman, Catherine Carrico, Katelynn Bourassa, et al.
Citation: Journal of Aging Research, 2016
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
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Wyoming Medicaid SFY 2015 Annual Report
Provides a comprehensive report of Wyoming's Medicaid program, including information and data for the types of services provided, enrollment, cost of services, and service utilization by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wyoming Department of Health
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Trends in Teen Birth Rates: Wyoming
Reports on teen birth rates in Wyoming. Includes data on teen birth rates by race and ethnicity and by population density that includes rural and frontier information. Covers county-level data on teen birth rates.
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wyoming Department of Health
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Health Workforce Assessment: Tools for Policymakers and Planners
Provides information and statistics on the rural healthcare workforce, assessments, and other factors affecting the delivery of healthcare in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher, C. Holly A. Andrilla
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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What Is Rural in the WWAMI States? Why Definitions Matter
Discusses the multiple definitions of rural. Describes the impacts of using differing definitions in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher, Meredith A. Fordyce
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Building and Maintaining the Rural Health Workforce: Resources and Strategies
Provides examples of national and regional programs in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Focuses on programs that support the education, recruitment, and retention of the rural healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Susan M. Skillman, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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The Rural Health Workforce in the WWAMI States: By the Numbers
Provides statistics on healthcare professionals in rural and urban areas of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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The Rural Health Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities
Describes characteristics and challenges of the rural healthcare workforce in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Covers factors affecting delivery of healthcare in rural areas.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Medicaid Options Study Report Two
Examines the Wyoming State Medicaid system with an emphasis on opportunities for improvement, including any modifications or redesign options of the current program for rural and urban areas.
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wyoming Department of Health
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Health Equity Change Makers: Elk's Story
A video describing the Northern Arapaho Horse Culture class, a suicide and substance abuse prevention program that uses Native American culture and horsemanship to encourage youth to work through challenges and build resiliency. The program is part of the Northern Arapaho Suicide Prevention Program on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming funded by the Indian Health Service. Length: 2:25
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Wyoming
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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Wyoming KIDS COUNT Data Center
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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Wyoming 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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Wyoming 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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Last Updated: 8/23/2019