High-Performing Rural Health System
Update to the September 2011 RUPRI Health Panel document "The High Performance Rural Health Care System of the Future." Describes affordable and accessible healthcare for all rural residents through a sustainable system delivering high quality, high value services. Defines pillars of accessibility, affordability, community health, and quality.
Author(s): Andrew Coburn, Alva O. Ferdinand, Alana Knudson, et al. Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
Uninsured Population in Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows percent of population without health insurance nationwide by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program.
Date: 2022 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Trends in Racial, Ethnic, Sex, and Rural-Urban Inequities in Health Care in Medicare Advantage: 2009-2018
Presents an analysis of historical trends in inequities by race and ethnicity, sex, and rural-urban residence among Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans nationwide. Uses patient experience and clinical care measures to examine how inequities in healthcare have changed between 2009 and 2018, how scores for each beneficiary group have changed over time, and which inequities remained in 2018.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RAND Corporation view details
2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
Provides a comprehensive summary and data analysis of
healthcare quality and access in the U.S. Includes a
discussion of disparities encountered by race/ethnicity and
geographic locations along the rural-urban continuum.
Addresses access to healthcare, patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living, and care affordability.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details
Trans*Forming Access and Care in Rural Areas: A Community-Engaged Approach
Article exploring the healthcare experiences and barriers to accessing services for rural transgender and gender diverse (TGD) populations based on qualitative data gathered in Appalachia. Describes the limited research on TGD populations and health and barriers to care including transportation, gender-affirming care access, provider knowledge and inclusivity, and avoidance of care.
Author(s): Megan E. Gandy, Kacie M. Kidd, James Weiss, Judith Leitch, Xavier Hersom Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(23), 12700 Date: 12/2021 Type: Document view details
Health Disparities in Rural Women
Discusses the health disparities that exist for rural women
in all categories of women's health, including obstetric
and gynecologic outcomes and access to care. Covers
programs to improve healthcare services for rural women and
recommendations to reduce health disparities.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists view details
Health Care in Rural America: Use, Affordability, and Access
Report on rural access to healthcare and the overall health of rural adults age 40 and older based on a survey from November 20 to December 18, 2020. Addresses disparities in health, income, and access to health insurance. Presents data on household income, mental health status, chronic conditions, concerns related to visiting healthcare facilities due to COVID-19, and more.
Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: AARP view details
Delivery of Healthcare In Rural America
Presentation slides discussing rural healthcare delivery in
the United States and challenges to creating
high-performing rural healthcare systems such as the
COVID-19 pandemic, caring for high-risk populations,
behavioral health needs, access issues, and more. Includes
recommendations from the Bipartisan Policy Center Rural
Health task force on developing current and long-term
financial stability for hospitals and other healthcare
providers, infrastructure supports, and more to
address rural population health.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller Date: 09/2021 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
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