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Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives
Thematic issue focused on American Indian/Alaska Native health disparities related to diabetes, cancer, bronchiolitis, injury mortality, and vaccination rates.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 52(30)
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Healthy People 2010
A three-volume publication that focuses on the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with the Healthy People 2010 focus areas. Volume 1 contains brief overviews of the top ten rural health priority areas, as well as associated models for practice. Volume 2 contains in-depth literature reviews for each of the top rural health priority areas. Volume 3 addresses additional focus areas, with overviews, literature reviews, and accompanying models for practice.
Additional links: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Tennessee Multi-Sector Plan for Aging Data Dashboard
Dashboard providing county- and state-level data on aging in Tennessee. Presents health and demographic data of adults over age 65 in Tennessee, including data on diabetes, cancer, substance abuse, COPD, cardiovascular conditions, and more. Includes a map of healthcare facility locations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: East Tennessee State University Center for Rural Health Research
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Colorectal Cancer Data Dashboard
Dashboard providing maps and graphs of county-level colorectal cancer (CRC) data from a variety of sources. Includes data on CRC incidence, mortality, screening, obesity, tobacco use, age groups, educational attainment, poverty, and race and ethnicity. Also allows mapping of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, Commission on Cancer-accredited hospitals, and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Additional links: Tutorial
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: American Cancer Society National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
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Fond du Lac Keeps Mammograms a Priority During Pandemic
Case study describing a mobile breast cancer screening partnership implemented by the Fond du Lac Reservation's Human Services Division and Park Nicollet healthcare system. Discusses outreach practices and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on service availability.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Blue Beads Campaign Teaches American Indian Community About Colorectal Cancer
Case study providing an overview of a CDC-funded American Indian Cancer Foundation program promoting colorectal cancer awareness among American Indian and Alaska Native people through partnerships with tribal and urban health clinics. Highlights program impacts, and discusses the significance of efforts to promote screening and reduce disparities in Native communities.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancers in Illinois
Provides an overview of oral cavity and pharynx cancers in Illinois, including protective measures and county-level incidence and mortality rates.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Using Project ECHO and Patient Navigation to Improve Care for Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas
Case study describing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded pilot study to reduce health inequities among rural cancer survivors at National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) sites in Kansas, Montana, Nevada, and South Carolina. Discusses implementation of patient navigation and the Project ECHO telemonitoring platform in order to improve access to care and services.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Tribal Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Case study on the Three Fires Cancer Consortium, a training and support program focused on promoting colorectal cancer screening and reducing disparities in tribal communities in Michigan. Includes discussion of patient navigation, cultural appropriateness, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Cancer in Rural America as a Public Health Issue
Provides a brief overview of cancer in rural areas, along with relevant CDC resources and reports.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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