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Added July 29, 2021

Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
Results of a survey of 71 rural primary care providers in 7 states, including Colorado and Kansas, to examine challenges faced when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by age, degree, rural or non-rural practice location, practice type, and state, and survey answers by provider type and location.
Additional links: Online Supplement
Author(s): Fernando Diaz del Valle, Patricia B. Koff, Sung-Joon Min, et al.
Citation: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, 8(3), 336-349
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Dynamics of the COVID-19 Epidemic in Urban and Rural Areas in the United States
Study examining COVID-19 infection and mortality in urban and rural areas between April 1 and November 12, 2020. Offers maps of incidence and mortality rates for 3 75-day periods.
Author(s): Diego F. Cuadros, Adam J. Branscum, Zindoga Mukandavire, F. DeWolfe Miller, Neil MacKinnon
Citation: Annals of Epidemiology, 59, 16-20
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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Intimate Partner Violence and Structural Violence in the Lives of Incarcerated Women: A Mixed-Method Study in Rural New Mexico
Presents a study of incarcerated women's experiences with intimate partner violence (IPV) and other structural issues disproportionately affecting rural women in New Mexico who are victims of IPV. Draws data from surveys of 99 women, discussing the correlation of IPV with mental health issues, substance use, and socioeconomic conditions.
Author(s): Shilo St. Cyr, Elise Trott Jaramillo, Laura Garrison, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12), 6185
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
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Native Americans And COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Pathways Toward Increasing Vaccination Rates For Native Communities
Highlights vaccination rates, hesitancy, and barriers in Native American communities. Discusses methods of improving vaccination rates in Native nations, including messaging to combat hesitancy.
Author(s): Gabriel R. Sanchez, Raymond Foxworth
Citation: Health Affairs Blog
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years With Fair or Poor Health, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing adults reporting fair or poor health in metropolitan compared to nonmetro areas, overall and for ages 18-39, 40-64, and 65 or older.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(30), 1048
Date: 07/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Turn to Telehealth Partner Toolkit
Offers resources to support communication and information sharing with patients and providers. Includes newsletter templates, social media assets, sample emails, tip sheets, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Added July 28, 2021

2020 Kentucky Dental Workforce Update
Infographic showing numbers of specialists and general dentists licensed in Kentucky as of 2020. Examines maldistribution of Kentucky dentists and specialty dental providers, and features statistics with breakdowns by urban, rural, and Appalachian location.
Author(s): S. P. Thompson, M. Slone, F. Feltner
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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2020 Kentucky Nursing Workforce Report
Infographic showing numbers of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses licensed in Kentucky as of 2020. Includes statistics on percentages, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): S. P. Thompson
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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DataGram: Pennsylvania Hospitalizations for Bites and Stings, 2019
Presents county-level map with number of hospitalizations for bites and stings per 100,000 Pennsylvania residents in 2019, and statistics with breakdown by urban or rural county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Diabetes-Related Inpatient Stays, 2018
Brief examining nonmaternal inpatient stays related to type 1 and type 2 diabetes based on 2018 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) data. Presents distribution of inpatient stays by age, gender, insurance status, income, race and ethnicity, and metro and rural location.
Author(s): Kathryn R. Fingar, Lawrence D. Reid
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
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