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Facilitators of Multisector Collaboration for Delivering Cancer Control Interventions in Rural Communities: A Descriptive Qualitative Study
Examines collaborative networks who work to implement cancer prevention strategies in rural areas. Reports on interviews conducted in 2020 with 32 Illinois and Missouri public health and social service agencies who work in rural areas with high poverty and cancer rates. Discusses needs and challenges in cancer control work in rural areas, as identified by interagency networks.
Author(s): Peg Allen, Callie Walsh-Bailey, Jean Hunleth, Bobbi J. Carothers, Ross C. Brownson
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Association Between Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act and Survival Among Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Examines the relationship between cancer survival and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by sex, race and ethnicity, poverty level, and rurality. Utilizes the Cancer Incidence in North America (CiNA) Survival dataset to analyze 2, 555 ,302 patients diagnosed with cancer to see pre-ACA and post-ACA survival rates.
Author(s): Xuesong Han, Jingxuan Zhao, K. Robin Yabroff, Christopher J. Johnson, Ahmedin Jemal
Citation: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 114(8), 1176-1185
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Factors Associated With Geographic Disparities in Gastrointestinal Cancer Mortality in the United States
Examines modifiable and nonmodifiable factors related to county-level mortality from esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. Provides county-level U.S. maps and breaks down data by sex, race, health behaviors, income, insurance status, travel time and specialist density, screening rates, and location by large metropolitan, small metropolitan, and rural.
Author(s): Christopher Ma, Stephen E. Congly, Darius E.Chyou, et al.
Citation: Gastroenterology, 163(2), 437–448
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Temporal Changes in Treatment Patterns for Rural and Urban Patients With Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Examines treatment modalities in rural and urban populations in North Carolina for patients who have Stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Identifies the treatment patterns of 5504 patients such as surgery, radiation, or no treatment. Provides patient demographics broken down by age, sex, race, insurance, comorbidity index, history of lung disease, and urban, suburban, or rural location.
Author(s): Joshua Herb, Tzy-Mey Kuo, Vaibhav Kumar, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(4), 294-303
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Perception of Worry of Harm from Air Pollution: Results From the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)
Examines worry of harm from exposure to indoor (IAP) and outdoor (OAP) air pollution in relationship to public health. Analyzes 3,630 participant responses from the Health Information National Trends Survey by gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, rurality, and cancer risk. Discusses sociodemographic factors in relation to environmental risk communication and intervention strategies.
Author(s): Samantha Ammons, Hayley Aja, Armen A. Ghazarian, Gabriel Y. Lai, Gary L. Ellison
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Cervical Cancer Screening Outcomes Among a Sample of Low-Income Uninsured Women: A Program-Based Study
Examines cervical screening outcomes in low-income and uninsured women by sociodemographic factors such as age, marital status, race/ethnicity, rurality, and Papanicolaou (Pap) test screening history. Analyzes outcomes of Pap tests, human papillomavirus (HPV) tests, and colposcopies administered to 841 women between 2013 and 2019 by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated location, as well as other sociodemographic factors.
Author(s): Samson Olowolaju, Morgan Kassabian, Marvellous A. Akinlotan, et al.
Citation: Women's Health Reports, 3(1), 85-92
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Prevalence of Chronic Conditions by Sexual Orientation and Rural-Urban Location
Presents a study on the correlation between chronic health issues by sexual orientation and rurality. Breaks down rates of chronic diseases such as arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, and others by sexual orientation and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Gilbert Gonzales, Megan Lahr, et al.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Mapping the Lay of the Land: Using Interactive Network Analytic Tools for Collaboration in Rural Cancer Prevention and Control
Examines collaborative networks and referrals to understand how cancer control and prevention service areas are connected in rural areas. Provides responses from 152 multisector networks that address cancer risk in Missouri and Illinois such as community partners, health departments and facilities, schools, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and more. Discusses collaborations such as exchanging information, promoting services and programs, development or resources and services, among other themes.
Author(s): Bobbi J. Carothers, Peg Allen, Callie Walsh-Bailey, et al.
Citation: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 31(6), 1159-1167
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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RESEP Clinics Help Rural Residents Access Care and Compensation After Radiation Exposure
Features two Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) grantees, the Navajo Area RESEP and the Southwestern Utah RESEP, and their work helping those exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining. Discusses their services, including health screenings and referrals for medical treatment.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Family Caregiving for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses: Proceedings of a Workshop
Reports on a May 2022 workshop exploring issues related to family caregivers and developing strategies to support and recognize their role in caring for their loved ones with cancer or other chronic illnesses. Discusses the increased role of family caregivers in rural and tribal communities and the importance of providing services, addressing social determinants of health, and allocating funding to better support family caregivers in these communities.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Health Care Services
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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