Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Disparities.
CMS Health Equity Symposium
Recording of a CMS Office of Minority Health symposium held on April 28, 2022 discussing health equity initiatives in Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. Mentions efforts to increase healthcare access for rural Americans.
Slide deck, Transcript
Date: 04/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy and Mortality at Delivery Hospitalization — United States, 2017–2019
Examines the prevalence of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy among delivery hospitalizations. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (nonmetro/nonmicro) counties on prevalence of any hypertension, chronic hypertension, pregnancy-related hypertension, and unspecified maternal hypertension.
Author(s): Nicole D. Ford, Shanna Cox, Jean Y. Ko, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(17), 585–591 Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
2022 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
Analyzes county-level health disparities by examining health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers living wages, gender pay gap, childcare costs, school funding, and more. Discusses impacts of COVID-19, key findings, and calls to action to improve community health outcomes.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps view details
CMS Framework for Health Equity 2022–2032
Report outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plan for improving health equity across the U.S. for racial and ethnic communities, rural communities, people with disabilities, and those living in poverty. Details a 5 priority framework emphasizing data collections and standardization; language access and health literacy; and reducing health disparities through increasing healthcare capacity and workforce, among others.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
LGBTQIA+ Health in Rural America
Policy brief discussing LGBTQIA+ health and healthcare in rural areas. Explores limitations to address LGBTQIA+ health in rural communities, policy considerations, and policy recommendations to improve community-level disparities in LGBTQIA+ healthcare.
Author(s): Beth O'Connor, Kaitlin Phelon, Bryan Price, et al. Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
Structural Factors That Impact Rural Life Expectancy
Policy position paper focused on challenges to improving life expectancy in rural areas. Offers policy recommendations to address health outcomes in rural populations.
Author(s): Bryan Price, Elizabeth Ruen, Wade Swenson Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details