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Added March 26, 2024

Home Cooked: A 50-Year History of Meth in America - Ep. 3: Lab School
Podcast series presents a discussion on the history of the use, production, and proliferation of methamphetamine in the U.S. Episode 3 discusses the home meth lab surge in the rural Midwest and how this changed the distribution and policing of the illicit meth market.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Rural Assembly, The Daily Yonder
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How the 10 Essential Public Health Services Align with the AFPHS 6Cs Framework for Supporting Healthy Aging
Examines the Framework for Creating Age Friendly Public Health Systems (AFPHS) and the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) that promote well-being for older adults. Includes rural-specific commentary and examples from rural areas.
Author(s): Megan Wolfe
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 2023 Innovations Showcase
Offers descriptions, lessons learned, replication advice, and contact information for 14 transportation projects across the country. Projects cover accessibility, coordination, cross jurisdictional boundaries, equity, healthcare access, and technology. Includes rural projects in Virginia and Massachusetts.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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Rural and Urban Clinician Views on COVID-19's Impact on Substance Use Treatment for Individuals on Community Supervision in Kentucky
Examines the impacts of COVID-19 on the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment system. Provides information from 25 interviews with rural and urban community supervision clinicians within the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC). Discusses issues such as telehealth, technological challenges, inter/intra-agency collaboration, client information, and more.
Author(s): Carrie B. Oser, Maria Rockett, Sebastian Otero, et al.
Citation: Health & Justice, 12, 12
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Satisfaction with Care among Cancer Survivors with Medicare Coverage: Are there Rural Versus Urban Inequities?
Analyzes rural and urban satisfaction with a variety of aspects of healthcare among cancer survivors, including convenience of getting to providers and ability to meet all healthcare needs at a single location. Utilizes 2020 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data adjusted for demographic factors, health insurance, and overall health.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 15
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Uplifting Community Voices: Housing and Health
Examines the Healthy Beginnings at Home (HBAH) and Families Flourish programs and their impact on improving housing stability and maternal, child, and family health and well-being in Ohio. Includes a county-level map showing percentage of citizens spending 30% or more of income on mortgage or rent, as well as metro versus nonmetro statistics related to living/housing wages.
Author(s): Tonni Oberly, Robin Blair-Ackison, Carrie Almasi
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Added March 25, 2024

Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide: An Implementation Plan for Leveraging Technology and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health and Economic Outcomes in Rural America
Commentary providing an overview of rural health disparities and the healthcare needs of rural communities. Discusses ways technology and artificial intelligence may offer needed services. Presents models and infrastructure necessary to implement improvements.
Author(s): William B Weeks, Justin Spelhaug, James N Weinstein, Juan M Lavista Ferres
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Factors Associated With Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Outcomes
Analyzes social determinants of health and demographic factors influencing racial and ethnic disparities in treatment response among rectal cancer patients. Provides data breakdowns of factors associated with patient outcomes, including treatment facilities' level of rurality. Highlights disparities experienced by Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black patients relative to non-Hispanic White patients.
Author(s): Rebecca M. Shulman, Mengying Deng, Elizabeth A. Handorf, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(2), e240044
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Helping Families Through Upheaval: How Home Visiting Programs Supported Families' Economic Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines how early childhood home visiting programs continued to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizes interviews and existing literature of 9 programs to understand economic struggles, housing, transportation, medical care and health insurance, employment, and more. Provides reflections on the challenges experienced in underserved communities, including rural.
Author(s): Sarah Avellar, Jill Filene, Megan Hague Angus, Anna Beckham, Patrice Cachat
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Communities: Perspectives from Key Informant Interviews
Policy brief discusses the challenges faces by victims and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) seeking support services in rural communities. Bases findings on interviews with staff members from IPV victim support and advocacy organizations and highlights areas for organizations to improve support services for rural IPV victims and survivors.
Author(s): Alyssa H. Fritz, Emily C. Sheffield, Phoebe L. Chastain, et al.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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