Healthcare Access in Rural Communities – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Healthcare Access in Rural Communities.
Alternative Models to Preserving Access to Emergency Care
Explores proposals for maintaining timely access to emergency and other basic healthcare services in rural communities that may not be able to support a full-service hospital, including frontier extended stay clinics and free-standing emergency departments. Identifies models of care and various ideologies for the Secretary and the Department of Health and Human Services to consider when evaluating policy options.
Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
Impact of the Affordable Care Act Coverage Expansion on Rural and Urban Populations
Discusses the advances supported by provisions in the
Affordable Care Act (ACA) related to health insurance coverage,
premium tax credits, and healthcare access for rural and
urban populations with a special focus on rural
Author(s): Kelsey Avery, Kenneth Finegold, Xiao Xiao Date: 06/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details
LGBTQ Healthcare: Building Inclusive Rural Practices
Discusses the challenges rural LGBTQ individuals face in accessing quality care and what rural healthcare providers can do to improve the healthcare experience for this patient population.
Author(s): Zachary Toliver Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
15 Million Kids in Health Care Deserts: Can Telehealth Make a Difference?
Highlights healthcare access problems for children of
vulnerable populations living in rural and poverty stricken
areas. Discusses how telehealth can be implemented to
overcome these barriers. Describes several case studies
focused on improving access to healthcare services for
children, including a rural school-based telehealth
Author(s): Dale Alverson, Julie Hall-Barrow, Denise M. Dion, et al. Date: 04/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Children's Health Fund view details
How Could Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Be Deployed to Provide Rural Primary Care?
Examines various methods that can be implemented to help
nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs)
meet the increased need for primary care services in rural
areas. Provides rural and urban data on the number of new
insurance enrollees and estimated primary care visits that
resulted from the implementation of the Affordable Care
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Cynthia Coulthard, Joanne Spetz Date: 03/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
After a Parent Left Employment, One in Five Children Lost Private Insurance
Examines children's loss of private health insurance after parental job loss. Includes data on rural compared to urban privately insured children. Reports that, after parental job loss, rural and urban children were similarly impacted related to health insurance coverage.
Author(s): Kristin Smith Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy view details
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