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Resources by Topic: Cardiovascular disease

Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on identifying priority areas for the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers data on health conditions, demographics, and social determinants that may make a population more vulnerable to COVID-19. Also includes the location of hospitals. Users can upload their own COVID-19 patient profile data. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Chronic Care Management - Understanding the Value & How it can Transform your Quality of Care
Webinar presented by a representative of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, identifying key components required to create a chronic care management (CCM) program in rural hospitals, listing quality measures and outcomes affected by the CCM process, and showing income opportunities CCM programs provide. Explains what data institutions should track in order to remain compliant with regulations, and shows ways that CMM programs can reduce negative patient outcomes. Transcript available by clicking the three dots above the Subscribe button.
Additional links: Slides
Author(s): Trudi Colby
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
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Montana Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Bureau: June 2018-July 2020 Progress Report
Report highlights the public health efforts in the areas of tobacco cessation, diabetes and cancer reduction, and promoting physical activity, among other issues in Montana. Compares rates over a two year span and details the programs designed to address them.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Communication With American Indians and Alaska Natives About Cardiovascular Disease
Examines strategies for successfully conveying information about cardiovascular disease (CVD) to American Indians and Alaska Natives to reduce CVD morbidity and mortality among those populations. Features data and statistics on survey respondents' sources of information about CVD as well as their perception of CVD risk and perceived information sufficiency, with information broken down by location of residence, including reservations, rural areas or towns, and metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Amanda Boyd, Amber Fyfe-Johnson, Carolyn Noonan, Clemma Muller, Dedra Buchwald
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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Urban-Rural Differences in Visits to Office-based Physicians by Adults With Hypertension: United States, 2014–2016
Examines urban-rural differences in office-based physician visits made by adults 18 and older with hypertension. Provides data by age group, by sex, and by race/ethnicity for non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic populations.
Additional links: Questions for the Lead Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Danielle Davis, Pinyao Rui
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Sociodemographic and Geographic Variation in Awareness of Stroke Signs and Symptoms Among Adults — United States, 2017
Reports on knowledge of the five signs and symptoms of stroke and the immediate need to call emergency medical services among adults 20 years and older. Includes data by county urbanicity for rural counties, small and medium metro counties, and large metro counties.
Author(s): Sandra L. Jackson, Brian Legvold, Anjel Vahratian, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(44), 1617-1621
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative Medication Therapy Management Model: Public Health and Pharmacy Working Together to Improve Population Health in the Mississippi Delta
Examined the effects of a medication therapy management (MTM) intervention on patients in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the Mississippi Delta region. Includes data on clinical measures before and after MTM for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and/or dyslipidemia.
Author(s): Leigh Ann Ross, Lauren Bloodworth, Meagan Brown, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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The Alcoholic Beverage: An Elixir, and Yet a Poison?
Examines health messages related to alcohol from federal agencies and the journal literature. Features a Missouri cardiologist who reviews the science on alcohol use and its impact on health and well-being.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health of American Indian and Alaska Native Adults, by Urbanization Level: United States, 2014–2018
Examines health status and health conditions among American Indian and Alaska Native adults compared to all U.S. adults, with data for rural, small metropolitan, and large metropolitan statistical areas. Addresses poor or fair health status, disability, multiple chronic conditions, hypertension, and diabetes.
Author(s): Maria A. Villarroel, Tainya C. Clarke, Tina Norris
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Estimated County-Level Prevalence of Selected Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness — United States, 2018
Reports on the estimated number and proportion of people with certain underlying medical conditions that put them at risk for severe COVID-19. Provides county-level maps with data on adults with any of these conditions: chronic respiratory conditions, heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or obesity. Also discusses the prevalence of underlying conditions in rural counties.
Author(s): Hilda Razzaghi, Yan Wang, Hua Lu, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(29), 945-950
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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