Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Disparities.
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
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
2019 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Rural Health Care
Summarizes trends in healthcare quality and disparities for
rural populations. Includes quality measures for access to
healthcare, patient safety, person-centered
care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living, and affordability.
Author(s): Barbara Barton, Romsai Tony Boonyasai, Cecilia Hahn Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details