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Added March 24, 2023

Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program: Black Lung Screenings
Fact sheet describing a program intended to study the causes and effects of coal mine dust lung disease and to offer early detection and prevent progression of the disease. Provides information on health screenings available at mobile testing units that travel to communities and mining sites.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Colorectal Cancer Incidence, United States, 2003-2019
Provides incidence trends for colon and rectum cancer by stage at diagnosis, and by county-level metropolitan and non-metropolitan status. Data are derived from population-based registries participating in CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries, and/or the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Integration of Case-Based Dialogue to Enhance Medical Students' Understanding of Using Health Communication to Address Social Determinants of Health
Examines the impact of case-based social determinants of health (SDOH) curriculum on third year medical student knowledge related to SDOH and willingness to care for culturally diverse and underserved patients. Analyzes pre- and post-test survey answers from 640 medical students about their SDOH perceptions and knowledge, including confidence levels in working with rural and medically underserved patients.
Author(s): Jalysa King, Jennifer Taylor
Citation: Advances in Medical Education and Practice,14, 237-244
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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Palliative Care and Healthcare Utilization among Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients in U.S. Hospitals
Examines in-patient palliative care use by hospitalized metastatic breast cancer patients. Analyzes 26,961 female patients from 2010 to 2014 for palliative care use, with patient information further broken down by age, race, income, insurance type, and status of hospital utilized, such as urban teaching, urban nonteaching, or rural.
Author(s): Sun Jung Kim, Isha Patel, Chanhyun Park, Dong Yeong Shin, Jongwha Chang
Citation: Scientific Reports,13, 4358
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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RCORP - Medication Assisted Treatment Access Grantee Directory: 2022 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 11 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Medication-Assisted Treatment (RCORP-MAT) Access grant program for 2022.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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Social Determinants of Health and Emergency Department Utilization in Alabama Children's Health Insurance Program
Examines the relationship between social determinants of health (SDOH) and emergency department (ED) use in Alabama children. Utilizes 2015-2017 data from ALL Kids, Alabama's Children's Health Insurance Program, to analyze ED use by race, socioeconomic status (SES), urbanicity, availability of pediatricians, immigrant-density factors, and more.
Author(s): Ye Liu, Pradeep Sharma, David J. Becker, et al.
Citation: The American Journal of Managed Care, 29(3)
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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Spatiotemporal Trends in Three Smoothed Overdose Death Rates in US Counties, 2012–2020
Provides county-level U.S. maps depicting spatiotemporal patterns of synthetic opioid, any opioid, and psychostimulant overdose death rates from 2012 to 2020 and discusses overdose trends and potential response.
Author(s): McKinley E. Saunders, Jamie L. Humphrey, Barrot H. Lambdin
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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Added March 23, 2023

Broadband in Kansas: The Challenges of Digital Access and Affordability
Provides an overview of broadband access in Kansas, including adequacy, affordability, digital literacy, and satisfaction. Provides county-level maps depicting data related to broadband access and discusses the rural-urban digital divide.
Author(s): Donna Ginther, Germaine R. Halegoua, Xan Wedel, et al.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research
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Digital Access: A Super Determinant of Health
Discusses how the digital divide intersects with health equity and behavioral health and how telehealth can bridge health disparities. Describes local, state, and federal examples of efforts to reduce the digital divide. Includes a list of funding opportunities and resources promoting broadband access.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Louisiana
Provides information and definitions on Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), and Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs), as well as related HPSA opportunities and healthcare facilities. Includes county-level maps of primary care, dental, and mental HPSAs in Louisiana.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Louisiana Department of Health, Well-Ahead
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