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Resources by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Sourcebook: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Recipients, 2015-2018
Detailed descriptions of the eight initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program for the 2015-2018 period. The programs focused on care coordination activities for type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Includes information on the organizations involved, community characteristics, program services, outcomes, and more.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Rural America
Discusses the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its impact on rural America. Covers rural risk factors for COPD and healthcare disparities influencing rural COPD patients' ability to access care. Discusses ongoing federal COPD programs and offers policy recommendations and considerations to improve access to COPD care and treatments for individuals living in rural areas.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
Summary of key findings from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the demographics and health status of rural residents. Features statistics comparing mortality and incidence of various health conditions in rural and urban areas, and poverty rates in the South, West, Midwest, and Northeast United States. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Allergy, Asthma, and Respiratory Disease Surveillance among American Indians in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
Examines the prevalence of asthma, allergies, and respiratory disease among Native Americans in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, including related hospital admissions and mortality rates. Addresses risk factors such as tobacco use and wildfire smoke, along with prevention and treatment efforts. Identifies action items for tribes, public health professionals, and individuals.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Meeting Minutes, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 10-12, 2018
Summarizes the 84th meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina and focused on rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and oral healthcare access. Offers perspectives from a national level and from North and South Carolina, including the work of the Duke Endowment, and summarizes potential policy recommendations.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis–Attributable Years of Potential Life Lost to Life Expectancy and Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 Years — United States, 1999–2016
Examines trends in premature mortality attributed to coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), a preventable occupational lung disease caused by inhaling coal mine dust, based on an analysis of underlying causes of death data from 1999 to 2016.
Author(s): Jacek M. Mazurek, John Wood, David J. Blackley, David N. Weissman
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(30), 819-824
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Wisconsin Chronic Disease Toolkit 2018
Toolkit comprised of rural best practices that have shown success for improving chronic disease outcomes and population health by providing resources to address communication, Body Mass Index (BMI), diabetes care, blood pressure control, and chronic disease management.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Availability of Respiratory Care Services in Critical Access and Rural Hospitals
Policy brief describing availability of respiratory therapy and therapists in Critical Access Hospitals and in urban and rural Prospective Payment System hospitals. Includes statistics with breakdowns by hospital type and rural or urban location.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Alex Evenson, Ira Moscovice, Zhengtian Wu
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Mold and Asthma: A Look at Co-Occurrence in Two Rural Communities in California
Reports on a study of mold and asthma prevalence in two rural, primarily low-income, migrant farmworker communities. Covers housing type, income, occupation, gender, the percent of children and adults with asthma, and mold types and amounts. Compares results to national averages.
Author(s): Ryan Sinclair, Charity Russell, Genevieve Kray, Stephen Vesper, Gail Wadsworth
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Institute for Rural Studies
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Results of an Asthma Education Program Delivered via Telemedicine in Rural Schools
Examines the impact of a school telemedicine intervention intended to reduce asthma burden among children in the Arkansas Delta region. Summarizes the intervention, participant demographics, asthma-related characteristics, and intervention outcomes.
Author(s): Tamara T. Perry, Jill S. Halterman, Rita H. Brown, et al.
Citation: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 120(4), 401-408
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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