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Resources by Topic: Cardiovascular disease

Rural Heart Health and Community Partnerships, with Jennifer Conner, Jessica Black, and Dianne Connery
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring the American Heart Association's Jennifer Conner and Jessica Black, along with Dianne Connery, Director of the Pottsboro Texas Area Public Library. Focuses on rural heart health, the impact of several recent AHA national initiatives, and the value of local and regional health partnerships.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Cohort Study: Design, Methods, and Baseline Characteristics
Highlights a study exploring the rates of mortality and morbidity from noncommunicable diseases in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. Explores the prevalence of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer via blood samples collected from participants. Details participant characteristics, such as age, general health, and comorbidities, among other measures.
Author(s): Terri-Ann M. Thompson, Mayur M. Desai, Josefa L. Martinez-Brockman, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(1), 17
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Educational Intervention to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Rural Patients with Chronic Diseases: Lessons Learned from An Innovative Academic–Community Partnership
Results of a study using an educational intervention to increase vaccine knowledge and vaccine acceptance in rural patients with chronic diseases in West Virginia. Uses data from an academic–community partnership comprising researchers, practitioners, community organizations, community-engaged partners, and patient stakeholders.
Author(s): Ranjita Misra, Brenna Kirk, Samantha Shawley-Brzoska, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(1), 71
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Temporal Trends in Substance Use and Cardiovascular Disease–Related Mortality in the United States
Analyzes 636,572 death certificates to identify trends for both substance use and cardiovascular disease-related mortality between 1999 and 2019. Breaks down data by rurality, gender, race and ethnicity, type of substance use, and more. Includes state-level comparisons.
Author(s): Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Jakrin Kewcharoen, Michael E. Hall, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association 13(2)
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Telemedicine Use and Decrements to Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension quality of care as associated with telemedicine use during the COVID-19 pre-pandemic (March 13, 2019 to December 31, 2019) and pandemic (March 13, 2020 to December 31, 2020) periods. Examines variables such as HbA1c monitoring and control, blood pressure monitoring and control, and telemedicine use. Presents data according to patient demographic information including age, sex, race/ethnicity, marital status, insurance type, health conditions, and metropolitan, micropolitan, small town, or rural residence.
Author(s): Hector P. Rodriguez, Elizabeth Ciemins, Karl Rubio, et al.
Citation: BMC Digital Health, 2, 2
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Rural Disparities in Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Health among Utah Prostate Cancer Survivors
Poster analyzing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease diagnosis among rural and urban prostate cancer survivors in Utah, utilizing Utah SEER Cancer Registry and Utah Population Database data for diagnoses between 1997 and 2015. Identifies rural-urban disparities in disease incidence rates, demographic characteristics, and first-course treatment methods.
Author(s): Shaelee Nielsen, Brock O'Neil, Bayarmaa Mark, Mia Hashibe
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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2023 - 2028 Oklahoma State Health Improvement Plan
Offers overview of Oklahoma resident health indicators and improvement goals with specific focus on social determinants of health, mental health, substance use, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Notes statewide resources and assets for each indicator. Includes a health inequity map at the census tract level.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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Rural Health Care Coordination Program Directory, 2023-2027
Provides an overview of the 10 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Program during the 2023-2027 project period. Each profile includes information on the focus areas to be addressed, project partners, and targeted populations.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Bringing the Doctor to the Patients: Cardiology Outreach to Rural Areas
Analyzed 30 year cardiologist rural outreach travel data from Iowa to determine factors impacting outreach decision-making and the impact on rural access to cardiology care. Discusses cardiologist distribution, predicted impacts of reduction in workforce, and policy measures to increase access to care, particularly for the most at risk rural outreach sites.
Author(s): J. Jason Bell, Sanghak Lee, Thomas Gruca
Citation: Journal of Marketing, 88(1)
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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The Role of Comorbidities, Medications, and Social Determinants of Health in Understanding Urban-Rural Outcome Differences among Patients with Heart Failure
Analyzes health outcomes for patients with heart failure and mitigating factors such as comorbidities, guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), and social determinants of health (SDOH) in rural versus urban areas. Utilizes data from Medicare beneficiaries who had a heart failure hospitalization between 2008 to 2017 to observe mortality rates within 30 days or 1 year, hospital readmission rates, and emergency room (ER) admissions. Discusses health outcome disparities that correlate to patient location.
Author(s): Emily P. Zeitler, Joanna Joly, Christopher G. Leggett, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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