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Added October 7, 2021

Sustainable Rural EMS: Navigating Change
Designed to help rural communities navigate a change from unsustainable volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) and ambulance service models to those that are sustainable. Intended to direct community leaders through change based on a stepped process that has been used in rural communities throughout the U.S. Includes information on how to assess whether a community has an EMS problem, ingredients needed to change, and a process to implement change to a more sustainable model of rural EMS.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Walking and Other Common Physical Activities Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2019
Examines nonwork-related physical activity among adults with arthritis. Includes data by rurality for adults who reported walking, gardening, or weightlifting in the last month.
Author(s): Dana Guglielmo, Louise B. Murphy, Kristina A. Theis, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(40), 1408-1414
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Added October 6, 2021

Doulas Provide Support for Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Communities
Features a New Mexico doula program that reaches American Indian, Hispanic, and other populations who lack nearby labor/delivery units, a Minnesota program helping moms experiencing incarceration, and a North Dakota program training postpartum doulas to care for families impacted by opioid use disorder and other substance use.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Impact of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Rural and Urban Economies in the Aftermath of the Great Recession
Reports on the effects of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit spending on employment, output, and household incomes between 2009-2014. Describes the different impacts of SNAP benefit outlays on urban and rural economies.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Stephen Vogel, Cristina Miller, Katherine Ralston
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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New Hampshire Baseline Needs Assessment: Practitioner Comfort Treating Substance Use Disorder
Shares the results of a needs assessment survey of healthcare providers working in rural New Hampshire regarding their level of comfort treating patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs).
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Nutrition Interventions in Low-Income Rural and Urban Retail Environments: A Systematic Review
Literature review of articles published between October 2010 - October 2019, identifying and comparing nutrition interventions implemented in 20 rural and 26 urban low-income retail food stores. Includes a discussion of behavioral economics (BE) strategies used to promote healthier food choices.
Author(s): Linda Fergus, Katherine Seals, Denise Holston
Citation: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 121(6), 1087-1114
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
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A Randomized Controlled Trial Measuring Effects of Extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits on Child Food Security in Low-Income Families in Rural Kentucky
Results of a study to determine whether the Ticket to Healthy Food (TTHF) program would reduce child food insecurity among rural, low-income Kentucky households. Features statistics on 1,623 TTHF households, including demographics and food security status before and after the intervention.
Author(s): Gregory J. Chojnacki, Andrew G. Gothro, Philip M. Gleason, Sarah G. Forrestal
Citation: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 121(1), Supplement, S9-S21
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Carve-out Funding
Policy brief discussing rural health funding inequities and the potential to target federal funding to rural and underserved communities to improve community-level health behaviors, workforce, technology, and financial resources. Offers policy recommendations to improve the equitable distribution of federal funding and promote best practices.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Crystal Barter, Sally Buck, Mark Woodring
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Rural Public Health and Health Care: A Scan of Field Practice and Trends
Offers a historical overview of rural healthcare and rural public health theories and practice methods and describes newer theories, such as value-based care, personalized medicine, social determinants of health, and health in all policies. Outlines trends in public health and healthcare, including community engagement, evidence-based decision making, and delivery integration, discussing rural implications of these trends.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Successes and Challenges to Network Sustainability: Perspectives of 2019-2020 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grantees
Policy brief using interview data from 18 grantees from the 2019-2020 cohort, to assess successes and challenges related to funding and sustaining network planning efforts. Also describes general barriers and facilitators of success during the grant year.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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