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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

American Indians and Alaska Natives Must Be Included in Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences
Highlights a report on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in tribal populations. Presents data on poverty, substance abuse, and age, among other factors, of American Indian and Alaska Native populations across the nation.
Author(s): Deana Around Him, Alex DeMand
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015
Examines suicide deaths by occupational group for men and women aged 16-64 years from the 17 states participating in both the 2012 and 2015 National Violent Death Reporting System. Includes information on suicide rates among male farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers and among male agricultural workers.
Author(s): Cora Peterson, Deborah M. Stone, Suzanne M. Marsh, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(45), 1253-1260
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Information on Medicare Telehealth
Examines how Medicare patients are using telehealth, particularly in rural areas, with breakdowns by race/ethnicity, age group, and primary diagnoses including mental health issues. Includes an analysis of Medicare claims data regarding high volume services that could be delivered through telehealth, an overview of telehealth models funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and state-level breakdowns of Medicare telehealth data. Discusses who may benefit from telehealth expansion and barriers to expansion.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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The Health and Economic Concerns of Rural Americans
Presentation features a discussion on the role social and economic disparities play in the health of people in rural communities. Highlights the effect the opioid crisis has had in rural areas and discusses ways communities can use local resources to combat opioid abuse.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: The Forum, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Association of Childhood Trauma Exposure With Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Functional Outcomes
Results of a study examining associations between childhood trauma and adult outcomes among 1,420 participants from 11 predominantly rural North Carolina counties, with interviews taking place between 1999-2015.
Author(s): William E. Copeland, Lilly Shanahan, Jennifer Hinesley, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(7)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2017 Data: Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Explores national data on traffic crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Compares factors such as road conditions, time of the year, and rural vs. urban roads, among others.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Surveillance for Cancers Associated with Tobacco Use — United States, 2010–2014
Reports on tobacco-associated cancer incidence for lung, bronchial, and tracheal cancers; laryngeal cancer; oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers; esophageal cancer; stomach cancer; colon and rectal cancers; liver cancer; pancreatic cancer; kidney and renal pelvis cancers; urinary bladder cancer; cervical cancer; and acute myeloid leukemia. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro counties, as well as by sex, age, race/ethnicity, tumor characteristics, U.S. census region, and state.
Author(s): M. Shayne Gallaway, S. Jane Henley, C. Brooke Steele, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 67(12), 1-42
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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High Prevalence of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Pohnpei, Micronesia
Reports on a study of secondary school students in Pohnpei state, Federated States of Micronesia, regarding substance use and weight. Compares factors by gender, age group, school type, and grade level. Focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut use.
Author(s): Delpihn Abraham, Haley L. Cash, A. Mark Durand, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(11), 283-288
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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The Forces of Change in America’s Local Public Health System, 2018
Analyzes survey responses from local health departments (LHDs) to determine budget and job losses LHDs encountered, how LHDs are responding to opioid use and abuse, population health activities, influenza preparedness and response, LHDs interoperability of health information systems, and environmental health activities. Includes data and statistics for rural and small LHDs serving populations of less than 50,000 people.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder
Reports on interviews with health officials in Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania regarding how their states help pregnant women and young mothers with substance use disorders, focusing on opioids. Discusses Medicaid's role, funding sources of state initiatives, medication-assisted treatment, and issues for incarcerated women. Includes considerations and examples related to rural health throughout.
Author(s): Becky Normile, Carrie Hanlon, Hannah Eichner
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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