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Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management

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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Rationale and Development of a Randomized Pragmatic Trial to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Patient-Centered Medical Homes Serving Rural Patients
Reports on a randomized trial developed to determine the effectiveness of a health literacy intervention supporting diabetes self-management education compared to enhanced usual care. Clinical trial occurred in six rural clinics in Arkansas that are Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), targeting patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.
Author(s): Kristie B. Hadden, Connie L. Arnold, Laura M. Curtis, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 75, 152-157
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Community-based Palliative Care: Scaling Access for Rural Populations
Explains the role palliative care plays in meeting the needs of patients with serious illness and chronic medical conditions. Discusses challenges to accessing palliative care in rural areas and highlights work in Alaska, California, and Kansas to help address this need.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Improving Chronic Disease Self-Management by Older Home Health Patients through Community Health Coaching
Describes a pilot study using community volunteers trained as health coaches to assist rural older adults with chronic diseases discharged from home health services in effectively managing their chronic condition, with the intent to reduce their hospital readmission and emergency department use.
Author(s): Cheryl Dye, Deborah Willoughby, Begum Aybar-Damali, Carmelita Grady, Rebecca Oran, Alana Knudson
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4), 660
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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