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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Firearm Exposure and Safety Training of Rural Iowa Youth
Examines the firearm usage and training experiences of rural youth in Iowa aged 13-18. Analyzes survey data from 2019 Iowa FFA Leadership Conference attendees according to age; sex; residence of farm, country/not farm, or town; race; frequency of shooting a firearm, age when first shooting a firearm, and type of firearm used; hunting experience; and firearm safety education.
Author(s): Jamie L. Koopman, Cole C. Wymore, Nicholas R. Stange, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Evaluation of SEAL!ND: School Year 2022-2023 - The North Dakota Oral Health Program's School-Based Sealant Program
Evaluates the efficacy of SEAL!ND, North Dakota's school-based dental sealant program. Highlights the percentage of students covered in the state, gaps in coverage, perceptions of school staff pertaining to the efficacy of the program, and makes recommendations.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Jordan Jaeger
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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The Association of Alcohol Use and Heavy Drinking With Subsequent Handgun Carrying Among Youth From Rural Areas
Presents a study on the correlation between alcohol use and handgun carrying among rural youth. Examines past alcohol use by rural youth and young adults aged 12-26 on a scale of never used, used but not heavily, or used heavily. Breaks down data by participant characteristics, such as rebelliousness, family conflict, and education, among other factors.
Author(s): Alice M. Ellyson, Julia P. Schleimer, Kimberly Dalve, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 40(1), 181–191
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Mapping Access to Children's Hospitals in Texas
Compares the population of Texas children with the location of children's hospitals to assess distance to care, evaluate bed availability, and highlight areas of disparity. Discusses vehicle access, travel times, and rural health disparities.
Author(s): Shadi Maleki, Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, Elizabeth Ekren, Milad Mohammadalizadehkorde, Melinda Villagran
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(2), 140
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Regional Variability in the Prevalence of Food Insecurity and Diet Quality among United States Children
Examines food security status (FSS), participation in the federal nutrition assistance program (FNAP), and diet quality among children in the United States. Analyzes 6,403 children aged 2 to 17 years old and discusses household food security and child food security according to rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Jayna M. Dave, Tzuan A. Chen, Alexandra N. Castro, et al.
Citation: Nutrients, 16(2), 224
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Health Status Profile of American Indians in Arizona: 2021 Data Book
Provides detailed data on Native Americans in Arizona. Covers sociodemographics, healthcare use, mortality by age and for different causes such as diabetes, and maternal and newborn health factors. Presents data by tribe and by select county for Native populations residing off-reservation.
Author(s): Matthew Roach, Yan Huang, Clare Torres
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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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 Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 (Division FF, Title I of P.L. 117-328, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023): Section-by-Section Summary
Provides a section-by-section summary of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, which was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (P.L. 117-328) and reauthorized or amended specific federal programs related to mental health and substance use. Includes information on programs targeted to, or extending eligibility to, tribes and tribal organizations.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Child Maltreatment 2022
Reports on rates of children receiving child protective services, children who died of abuse and neglect, and children who are victims of maltreatment, using data collected from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). Offers information on availability and access to child protective services at the state and territory level, including how some counties respond to child abuse and neglect screenings, referrals, and the provision of services. Includes data broken down by race/ethnicity as well as discussions specific to rural and tribal areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Strategies to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Ohio: Promoting Positive Social Norms and Intervening to Lessen Harm
A policy brief focused on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through trauma-informed care and strengthening the behavioral healthcare workforce. Discusses strategies to prevent ACEs while providing related data, such as county-level maps showing location of family treatment courts and ratio of population to mental health providers, with discussion specific to rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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