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Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012
Reports on potentially preventable hospitalizations for asthma and diabetes with short-term complications among children aged 0-17 years. Figure 4 includes data by location of residence for rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Kathryn Fingar, Raynard Washington
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Regional PM2.5 and Asthma Morbidity in an Agricultural Community: A Panel Study
Examines the relationship between the extent of pediatric asthma in patients and the concentrations of particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in an agricultural community within the Yakima Valley in Washington.
Author(s): Christine Loftus, Michael Yost, Paul Sampson, et al.
Citation: Environmental Research, 136, 505-512
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program, 2015-2018
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 8 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program in the 2015-2018 funding cycle. The initiatives focus on care coordination activities for diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Among Persons Aged ≥55 Years, by Sex and Urbanization of County of Residence - United States, 2009-2011
Bar chart showing death rates from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas by gender among adults over 55.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 63(44), 1016
Date: 11/2014
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management
Examines the impact telemedicine has on cost, quality, and rural access to healthcare, focusing on three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Author(s): Rashid L. Bashshur, Gary W. Shannon, Brian R. Smith, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 20(9), 769-800
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Buncombe County, NC: 2014 Culture of Health Prize Winner
Describes how Buncombe County Health and Human Services of North Carolina collaborated with community stakeholders including the local chamber of commerce, YMCA, healthcare professionals, and transportation experts to create a Public Health Advisory Council. The Council along with individuals, families, and local leaders supported healthy living initiatives by encouraging physicians to address obesity and asthma, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing, encouraging the purchase of healthy foods, and improving healthcare quality for children with special needs. Buncombe County is a recipient of the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Household Reporting of Childhood Respiratory Health and Air Pollution in Rural Alaska Native Communities
Examines associations between household reporting of childhood respiratory conditions and household characteristics related to air pollution in rural Alaskan Native communities. Includes statistics such as childhood respiratory conditions, asthma, respiratory symptoms, and respiratory infections and household variables by age group.
Author(s): Desirae N. Ware, Johnnye Lewis, Scarlett Hopkins, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 73(1)
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
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The Active Patient Role and Asthma Outcomes in an Underserved Rural Community
Examines a study measuring outcomes of asthma patients in 11 rural counties in north central Wisconsin. Compares results from participants deemed active patients - who possess the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage their condition - and those who were not.
Author(s): Henry N. Young, Tonja L. Larson, Elizabeth D. Cox, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(2), 121-127
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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Trends in Pediatric and Adult Hospital Stays for Asthma, 2000-2010
Provides data on inpatient hospital stays for asthma in community hospitals. Table 1 includes information on 2010 stays for children and adults based on the location of patients' residence, for metropolitan, micropolitan, and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Marguerite L. Barrett , Lauren M. Wier, Raynard Washington
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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A Profile of Migrant Health: An Analysis of the Uniform Data System, 2010
Analyzes the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of patients from 142 community and migrant health centers that receive funding through the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Section 330.
Author(s): Bethany C. Boggess, Hilda Ochoa Bogue
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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