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Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Review of Rural U.S. Economic and Health Care Trends
Reviews recent literature and publicly available data to explore important issues at the nexus of healthcare and local economic vibrancy, and explores the economic implications associated with COVID-19. Includes sections on rural hospitals, the rural healthcare workforce, emergency medical services, insurance, and telehealth. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density and county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas and rural counties without obstetrical services.
Author(s): Alison Davis
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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Self-reported Illness Experiences and Psychosocial Outcomes for Reservation-Area American Indian Youth During COVID-19
Results of a Spring 2021 study of 2,559 American Indian students in grades 6-12 in schools on or near Indian reservations. Features statistics on COVID-19 experiences for self and others.
Author(s): Linda R. Stanley, Meghan A. Crabtree, Randall C. Swaim, Mark A. Prince.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(9), e2231764
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Booster COVID-19 Vaccinations Among Persons Aged ≥5 Years and Second Booster COVID-19 Vaccinations Among Persons Aged ≥50 Years — United States, August 13, 2021–August 5, 2022
Reports on booster and second booster vaccination coverage among eligible populations, with data by urban and rural location by age group for those age 5-11, 12-17, 18-39, 40-64, and 65 and older. Includes discussion of vaccination barriers in rural areas.
Author(s): Hannah E. Fast, Bhavini Patel Murthy, Elizabeth Zell, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(35), 1121-1125
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties Over Time (Update)
Presents charts to compare COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas from April 1, 2020 - September 15, 2022.
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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COVID-19 Hospital Encounters by Urban-Rural Location of the Hospital by Week From Selected Hospitals
Line chart showing hospitals' percentage of confirmed COVID-19 encounters among all emergency department or inpatient encounters. Includes data from March 2020 through May 2022 for large central and fringe metro areas, medium and small metro areas, and rural areas.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties
Identifies metro and nonmetro counties with one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. Data is currently updated bimonthly.
Additional links: Animated Map: Counties with COVID-19 Cases, Progression Over Time
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Moral Distress Among Clinicians Working in US Safety Net Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study
Explores the causes and levels of moral distress experienced by clinicians treating low-income primary care, dental, and behavioral health patients in safety net practices and participating in education loan repayment programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Features statistics on reported degree of moral distress related to work experienced during the pandemic, with breakdowns by discipline and practice type, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Indian Health Service or tribal site, and Rural Health Clinics.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Jeffrey Sonis, Thomas E Rauner, et al.
Citation: BMJ Open, 2022
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions, Concerns, and Facilitators Among US Parents of Children Ages 6 Months Through 4 Years
Examines parental intentions to proceed with COVID-19 vaccinations for their children aged 6 months through 4 years and potential concerns or facilitators related to vaccination choices. Surveys 2,031 U.S. adults in February 2022 to see if they definitely or probably will, are unsure if they will, or probably or definitely will not vaccinate their children. Includes demographic breakdowns by parents' gender, race/ethnicity, education, U.S. region, vaccination status, age of children, and metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Aaron M. Scherer, Courtney A. Gidengil, Amber M. Gedlinske, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8), e2227437
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Measuring the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Diné and White Mountain Apache School Personnel, Families, and Students: Protocol for a Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study
Examines the protocol for the "Project SafeSchools" (PSS) study, which aims to analyze barriers, facilitators, and overall educational, social-emotional, and health impacts of reopening schools on the Diné Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribal lands after COVID-19 closures. Discusses recruitment, participatory research model, community engagement, and data collection methods.
Author(s): Joshuaa D. Allison-Burbank, Allison Ingalls, Paul Rebman, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health 22, 1481
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19
Identifies federal services and supports to address the longer-term effects of COVID-19, including Long COVID and related conditions, mental health and substance use challenges, and bereavement. Includes healthcare facilities and a wide range of services that can help meet these needs in rural and tribal communities.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 9/19/2022