Healthcare Access in Rural Communities – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Healthcare Access in Rural Communities.
Barriers to Rural Health Care From the Provider Perspective
Results of a study using data from interviews with 20 healthcare providers in rural areas of western Pennsylvania. Explores barriers to care, including cost and insurance, geographic dispersion, and provider shortage and burnout. Offers strategies for improvement, including use of telehealth, mobile clinics, and increased use of advanced practice providers.
Author(s): Avinash Maganty, Mary E. Byrnes, Megan Hamm, et al. Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 23(2), 7769 Date: 05/2023 Type: Document view details
Rural Healthy People 2030: Common Challenges, Rural Nuances
Policy brief reporting the findings of Rural Healthy People 2030, a companion piece to the Healthy People 2030 initiative with a focus on health priorities of rural populations. Features statistics including the top 20 Rural Healthy People priorities with breakdowns by census region, Medicaid expansion status, gender, age, race, and field of employment.
Author(s): Morgan Kassabian, Aakriti Shrestha, Timothy Callaghan, et al. Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center view details
Health Care Capsule: Accessing Health Care in Rural America
Discusses challenges rural communities face related to healthcare access, such as limited healthcare providers, travel distance and transportation issues, insurance coverage, and access to broadband. Provides policy recommendations from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to address rural healthcare disparities.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Access to Maternity Providers: Midwives and Birth Centers
Provides an overview of the role of certified nurse-midwives and birth centers in Medicaid and how beneficiaries use these services. Describes policy issues and barriers to expanding access to midwives and birth centers, including payment policies; contracting with managed care organizations; licensure, certification, and accreditation; scope of practice; and limited supply. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission view details
Challenges and Solutions for Disaster Behavioral Health in Rural and Remote Communities
Describes the scope and diversity of rural and remote populations across the nation, highlighting sources of strength and struggle, including the effects of stigma, for rural Americans and rural healthcare providers. Explores potential approaches to disaster behavioral health in rural and remote areas, including governmental and policy approaches, community-based approaches, and telemedicine.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center view details
More than One in Five Adults with Limited Public Transit Access Forgo Health Care Because of Transportation Barriers
Provides information on adults who have foregone healthcare due to lack of transportation. Analyzes June 2022 data from the Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) on healthcare access, missed appointments, and access to vehicles, with data broken down by race/ethnicity, disability status, health insurance coverage, and rural versus urban residence.
Author(s): Laura Barrie Smith, Michael Karpman, Dulce Gonzalez, Sarah Morriss Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Urban Institute view details
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Data Report 2023
Reports on 2022 activities of clinics and pharmacies that are members of the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC). Includes information on patient demand and demographics, workforce, services offered, financial data, social determinants of health (SDOH) screenings, and more. Provides rural-specific data on patient usage, type and location of facilities, and government-funded special groups.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics view details
Changes in Marketplace Premiums and Insurer Participation, 2022-2023
Examines changes in Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace premiums and insurer participation between 2022 and 2023. Reports on changes in average lowest silver premiums in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces from 2019 to 2022 by state. Includes tables for select states with select urban and rural regional data.
Author(s): John Holahan, Erik Wengle, Claire O'Brien Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute view details
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