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Resources by Topic: Black or African American

A Participatory Trust-Building Model for Conducting Health Equity Research With Rural and Urban Native American, Black, and Latinx Communities: WEAVE NM (Wide Engagement for Assessing Vaccine Equity in New Mexico)
Highlights an intervention that aims to increase vaccine equity, engagement, and community trust among rural and urban Black, Indigenous, and Latinx people in New Mexico. The community-based participatory research initiative explores social and cultural elements that shape engagement with the broader community and the effect this has on public health outcomes.
Author(s): Lisa Cacari Stone, Anabel Canchola, Elroy Keetso, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 114(Suppl 1), S41–S44
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Mitigating Cancer Disparities Through an Innovative Navigation Program
Describes the development and implementation of a population health navigation program to reduce barriers to cancer care in underserved communities in Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina. Provides data on rural program participants, including barriers to cancer care access, program impact on transportation needs and food insecurity, and rates of participation in clinical cancer research. Also covers Black, Hispanic, and adolescent and young adult program participants.
Author(s): Carla Strom, Emily Copus, Karen Winkfield
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 85(1), 25-29
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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The Impact of Fentanyl on State- and County-Level Psychostimulant and Cocaine Overdose Death Rates by Race in Ohio from 2010 to 2020: A Time Series and Spatiotemporal Analysis
Analyzes the role of fentanyl in overdose deaths in Ohio. Examines 2010-2020 state- and county-level overdose mortality rates with data further broken down by drug type and race/ethnicity. Discusses related geographical factors such as rurality and Appalachian region.
Author(s): Angela T. Estadt, Brian N. White, JaNelle M. Ricks, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 13
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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The State of Rural Minnesota: 2024
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, agriculture, employment, income, race/ethnicity, rural versus urban comparisons, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Research Note Showing That the Rural Mortality Penalty Varies by Region, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States, 1999–2016
Evaluates rural mortality penalties by region, race, and ethnicity using 1999-2016 CDC WONDER data. Identifies regional variations in metro versus nonmetro mortality disparities experienced by Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, White, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Author(s): Danielle Rhubart, Alexis Santos
Citation: Demography, 60(6), 1699-1709
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Activity among Mostly Older, Overweight Black Women Living in the Rural Alabama Black Belt
Examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity in 4 rural, predominantly Black Alabama communities from March 2020 to Aug 2021. Study participants were predominantly Black, overweight, older women with low levels of physical activity. Provides data on changes in physical activity levels during the pandemic, concerns influencing physical activity, leisure time physical activity habits, and demographic characteristics.
Author(s): Whitney N. Neal, Erica A. Schleicher, Kerri Baron, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(24), 7180
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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When Communities Keep Flooding: A Rural Environmental Justice Case Study
Presents discussion of repeated flooding by representatives of affected rural communities and organizations engaged with the topic. Emphasizes identifying barriers and implementing community-driven solutions. Highlights rural, low-wealth areas and communities of color, including Appalachia and predominantly Native and Black communities.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Prostate Cancer Screening and Strategies, Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2012–2020
Examines prostate screening from 2012 to 2020 among men living in Florida. Utilizes the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to analyze prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening percentages by county for men aged 18 or older. Discusses screening disparities related to Black men.
Author(s): Dottington Fullwood, Justine Gunderson, Brandon Snipe, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Cumulative Environmental Quality Is Associated with Breast Cancer Incidence Differentially by Summary Stage and Urbanicity
Identifies associations between environmental factors and breast cancer stages in North Carolina using the Environmental Quality Index (EQI). EQI factors include air, water, land, sociodemographic, and built environments. Includes analysis of urbanicity, race, screenings, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Larisa M. Gearhart-Serna, Brittany A. Mills, Hillary Hsu, et al.
Citation: Scientific Reports, 13, 20301
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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U.S. Unemployment Rates for the Prime-Working-Age Population (Ages 25 to 54) in Metro and Nonmetro Areas by Race/Ethnicity, 2007 and 2019–22
Bar chart showing metro and nonmetro unemployment rates in 2007, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 for the following populations aged 25-54: White, Black or African American, and Hispanic or Latino.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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