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Resources by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Rural Health Disparities in Asthma Care and Outcomes
Describes the prevalence of asthma in rural communities and the related health disparities in rural areas impacting the effective treatment of asthma.
Author(s): Robert S. Valet, Tamara Perry, Tina V. Hartert
Citation: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 123(6), 1220-1225
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
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Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook
Presents data on health disparities experienced by people living in rural America. Includes national and state-level data on health status, health behaviors, healthcare access, preventive care, and diabetes care.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook, Fact Sheet: Progress in Women's Cancer Screening, But Colon Cancer Lags, Fact Sheet: Rural Minorities Lag on Flu, Pneumonia Immunization
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Bankole Olatosi, Janice C. Probst
Date: 06/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Hospitalizations Among Rural Children
Reports results from a study examining children's inpatient hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs), rural residence, poverty, health insurance, and physician supply. Admission rates for five conditions were examined: asthma, diabetes short-term complications, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infection, and perforated appendix.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Alana Knudson, Michele Burlew, Gestur Davidson
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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A National Study of Lifetime Asthma Prevalence and Trends in Metro and Non-Metro Counties, 2000-2003
Reports the findings of a study of the prevalence of and recent trends in asthma among adults residing in metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties in the United States.
Additional links: Project Summary
Author(s): J. Elizabeth Jackson, Mark P. Doescher, L. Gary Hart
Date: 01/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Asthma, Diabetes, and Congestive Heart Failure in South Carolina
Reports findings from a study that looked at hospitalization for diabetes, congestive heart failure, and asthma among South Carolina residents aged 50-64 who were insured by Medicaid or by a large private insurance plan.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Charity Moore, Elizabeth G. Baxley, John L. Lammie
Date: 05/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop programs to address chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Montana Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Bureau: July 2016-June 2018 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.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Preventing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Health in Rural Communities
Lists causes for rural health disparities and describes ways in which the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to improve health in these areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
Provides access to state and county-level comprehensive health scores based on over 200 health condition categories. Includes data by condition for the top 10 national conditions. Identifies top conditions impacting each state and county. Based on claims data of over 41 million Blue Cross Blue Shield commercially insured members.
Additional links: National Health Index, State and County Views
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Chronic Disease in Rural America Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on the impact of chronic disease in rural areas, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Highlights specific chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, arthritis, and HIV/AIDS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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