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Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management

Creating a Public Health Community of Practice to Support American Indian and Alaska Native Communities in Addressing Chronic Disease
Describes use of the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model to support and evaluate program objectives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program.
Author(s): Shawna L. Williams, Alexis Kaigler, Amy Armistad, David K. Espey, Bruce B. Struminger
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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A Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
A guide for rural hospital leaders, Rural Health Clinics, and their partners to help them understand rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services and adopt best practices for COPD diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. Addresses rural COPD prevalence and services, clinical diagnosis and treatment, service models, care management, technologies, and community support services. Includes considerations for implementing a pulmonary rehab program, roles and staffing needed, and basic billing and coding.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Observational Study of the Distribution and Diversity of Interventional Pain Procedures Among Hospitals in the State of Iowa
Examines the diversity of interventional pain procedures offered by small and large hospitals using 20120-2017 data from hospital-owned facilities in the state of Iowa. Discusses the role of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in pain management, their diversity of pain procedures, and if these procedures are performed by a few clinicians, or by the cumulative activity of many clinicians.
Author(s): Amy C. S. Pearson, Franklin Dexter
Citation: Pain Physician, 22(3), E157-E170
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Sickle Cell Data Collection Program Brief: Births in Georgia, 2004-2016
Policy brief intended to inform decision-makers how gaps in diagnosis, treatment, and access to care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) can be addressed through policy changes, improved healthcare, and education. Features statistics on SCD births in Georgia from 2004-2016 and includes a Georgia map showing numbers of SCD births by county of residence from 2004-2016.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Protocol for Links (Linking Individual Needs to Community and Clinical Services): A Prospective Matched Observational Study of a Community Health Worker Community Clinical Linkage Intervention on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Describes Linking Individual Needs to Community and Clinical Services (LINKS), a 3-year observational tool developed to examine the impact of CHW-led interventions using electronic health records and other applications to reduce chronic disease risk and promote well-being among Latinos residing in the U.S. Mexico border region of Arizona.
Author(s): Abby M. Lohr, Maia Ingram, Scott C. Carvajal, Kevin Doubleday, Benjamin Aceves, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health,19, 399
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Geographic and Social Factors Associated with Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Participation: Going the "Extra-Mile" for Disease Prevention
Analyzes geographic and social factors related to Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) participants in rural and urban areas of Illinois. Compares rural and urban statistics describing CDSMP and DSMP participants by race, education, weekly physical activity, program enrollment, sessions attended, and more.
Author(s): Julie Bobitt, Liliana Aguayo, Laura Payne, Taylor Jansen, Andiara Schwingel
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
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North Dakota Tests Innovative Health IT Approaches to Improve Hypertension Identification and Control in Workplaces
Highlights a hypertension identification and control project in North Dakota. The program expanded blood pressure screening access to rural and tribal communities; leveraged health information technology; and included partnerships with local health departments, emergency medical services, health systems, and health insurance companies. Summarizes the program's strategies and activities, results, lessons learned, and recommendations.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Rural Patients with Chronic Disease: A Nonprofit Organization and a Health Department Leverage Federal Funding to Provide Health Education and Care Coordination
Features rural Alabama and North Carolina organizations that are using Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grants to improve health outcomes for patients with chronic disease through remote patient monitoring, health education, and network development.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Diabetes Disparities In Illinois
Examines inequalities between access to Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) locations in urban areas and those in underserved or rural areas. Includes a county-level map showing Illinois Health Care Centers and CDSMP locations with breakdowns by county diabetes prevalence.
Author(s): Taylor Jansen, Liliana Aguayo, James Whitacre, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
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Factors Influencing Patient Adherence with Diabetic Eye Screening in Rural Communities: A Qualitative Study
Reports on a study in rural Wisconsin to understand the circumstances affecting diabetic patient's adherence to yearly eye screening in order to design effective interventions, and increase screenings in rural health settings.
Author(s): Yao Liu, Nicholas J. Zupan, Olayinka O. Shiyanbola, Rebecca Swearingen, Julia N. Carlson, et al.
Citation: PLoS One, 13(11)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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