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Added January 18, 2022

Association Between County-Level Risk Groups and COVID-19 Outcomes in the United States: A Socioecological Study
Analysis of 2,701 counties from January 2020 to February 2021 to identify distinct groups of counties, based on sociodemographic, health, and environmental domains and the association with COVID-19 cases and deaths. Features statistics and county-level maps showing rates of COVID-19 cases, rates of COVID-19 deaths, and county-level risk factors with breakdowns including rural counties with social and medical vulnerabilities and older rural counties with greater social assets.
Author(s): Sadiya S. Khan, Amy E. Krefman, Megan E. McCabe, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 81
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Coordinated Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Pharmaceutical Care Telehealth for People with Parkinson Disease in Rural Communities: An Exploratory, 8-Week Cohort Study for Feasibility, Safety, and Signal of Efficacy
Study examining telehealth care for rural patients with Parkinson disease based on an evaluation of a telehealth pilot with 15 participants in Wyoming and Nevada. Evaluates outcomes related to speech therapy, physiotherapy, pharmaceutical care components of the program, and discusses the signal of efficacy for the intervention.
Author(s): Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Merrill R. Landers, Annalisa Piccorelli, Erin Bush, Reshmi Singh
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22, 6679
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Geospatial Analysis of Access to Emergency Cesarean Delivery for Military and Civilian Populations in the US
Results of a study of 29 military medical treatment facilities (MTFs) and 2,363 civilian hospitals, to identify opportunities for military-civilian partnership in obstetric care and to assess whether civilian use of MTFs could improve access to emergency cesarean delivery care, particularly for women in rural areas. Features a county-level map showing coverage of population within a 30-minute travel time to a facility providing emergency cesarean delivery care, and statistics on travel time coverage to civilian hospitals and MTFs providing emergency cesarean delivery care.
Author(s): Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Bridget Matsas, Michael K. Dalton, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(1)
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Investigating Rurality as a Risk Factor for State and Trait Hopelessness in Hospitalized Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease
Highlights a study on the correlation between rurality and hopelessness among adults with ischemic heart disease (IHD). Compares rates of hopelessness of patients with IHD in rural and urban areas. Breaks down data by gender, employment, and marriage status, among other factors.
Author(s): Deb Bomgaars, Gwenneth A. Jensen, Lynn L. White, et al.
Citation: The Journal of the American Heart Association, 10(17), e020768
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Optimizing Care Coordination to Address Social Determinants of Health Needs for Dual-use Veterans
Explores a study evaluating a care coordination program that aims to address social determinants of health (SDOH) in for veteran who use both VHA facilities and non-VA hospitals. Highlights the social worker-led program to help address SDOH factors, such as connecting veterans with transportation, homelessness resources, and financial assistance, among others. Discusses the role rurality plays in veterans' ability to access services and care.
Author(s): Heidi Sjoberg, Wenhui Liu, Carly Rohs, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22(59)
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Report to Congress on Leveraging Federal Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Its Complications, 2021
Report examining diabetes prevalence and health impact nationwide, offering recommendations for reducing risks, preventing type 2 diabetes, and treating and managing diabetes. Discusses diabetes and other chronic conditions in rural areas, rural health disparities, and rural-specific recommendations for prevention and management.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Clinical Care Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Added January 14, 2022

Defining "Rural" for the Study on Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts
Report describing the impacts of rural definitions on research design and methods for a study of human services delivery in rural areas. Addresses U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural-Urban Continuum Codes, rural regions, and the limitations of certain definitions.
Author(s): Dallas Elgin, James Murdoch, Corianne Payton Scally, Heather Hahn
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: 2M Research, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Urban Institute
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Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts: Mixed Methods Analysis, Integration, and Triangulation Plan
Analysis plan outlining the research design and methodology of a study of human services delivery in rural areas funded by the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Covers stakeholder engagement, research questions and qualitative data collection, data analysis, and integration of findings.
Author(s): Dallas J. Elgin, Kelly McAleer, James Murdoch, et al.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: 2M Research, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Urban Institute
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Less Internet Access Available for Rural Residents in Counties with Persistent Poverty in the U.S. Deep South and Southwest
County-level map depicting internet availability and persistent poverty counties, distinguishing rural and urban counties. Chart based on USDA Economic Research Service calculations and Federal Communications Commission Form 477 Broadband Deployment data.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Native Health in the Bemidji Area - COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
Report details the impact of COVID-19 on tribal nursing homes in the Bemidji Area IHS Region which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Highlights a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and fatality rate for American Indian elders by state.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
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