The Health Care Industry in Hardin
County, Illinois (PDF file, 84K)
This report examines the health care system in Hardin County, Illinois. Detailed interviews with health care providers, economic leaders, and other community members reveal how the Hardin County health care system contributes to the health and quality of life of local residents. Additionally, input output analysis demonstrates how health care, through its interactions with other local economic sectors, contributes to the local economy.
The Health Care Industry in Piatt County,
Illinois (PDF file, 83K)
This report examines the health care system in Piatt County, Illinois. Detailed interviews with health care providers, economic leaders, and other community members reveal how the Piatt County health care system contributes to the health and quality of life of local residents.
How Does Health Care Service
Delivery Influence the Economy of Rural Illinois Counties? (presentation)
Presented March 12-13, 2003, at the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs 14th Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference, Peoria, Illinois.
How Rural Health Services Build Local Economics: Indiana
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Presented on February 21, 2003, at the Indiana Rural Health Association Public Policy Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, by Paul E. McNamara.
of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Program (presentation) (PDF
Presented on January 31, 2003, to Illinois CAH Leaders, IHA, and IDPH, by Paul E. McNamara.
Health Care Industry in DeWitt County, Illinois (PDF file, 87K)
This report examines the health care system in DeWitt County and how it contributes to the health and quality of life of the community. Additionally, our analysis of DeWitt's health care system, using input/output analysis, measures health care's contribution to the local economy and examines how the health sector impacts other sectors. September 2002. Please see the related news story, "Hospital anchors $16 million health industry," The DeWitt County Constitution, Thursday, October 10, 2002.
Health Care Industry in Coles County, Illinois (PDF file, 65K)
While our nation's economy appears to be slowing down, Coles County has its sights set on economic development. Playing a large role in this economic development (especially for smaller communities) is the provision of services. This paper is a discussion of the role health services currently and will play in this development. February 2002.
Impact of the Health Care Industry in Coles County, Illinois (presentation)
Paul E. McNamara, University of Illinois Extension, and Denny Burrell, Coles Together. Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, Illinois, April 18, 2002.
For copies of reports, please contact Paul McNamara at email@example.com, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, 437 Mumford Hall, MC-710, 1301 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801-3605.
Updated: January 20, 2004
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