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Resources by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives

Grantee Spotlight: Good News for Brooks County, Texas!
Highlights a grantee of the Hogg Foundation's Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities initiative, Behavioral and Health Outreach Leadership and Development (BHOLD) Collaborative in Brooks County, Texas. Discusses the goals of the project and the behavioral heath needs that currently exist in Brooks County.
Author(s): Josephine Gurch
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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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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Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Health Intervention for Rural African Americans in the Southeast
Explores the process of adapting an evidence-based intervention to address factors contributing to cardiovascular disease in African Americans living in the rural southeastern U.S. Uses community-based participatory research via focus groups, interviews, web-based surveys, and weekly meetings with community and academic stakeholders to identify findings and integrate them into the structure of the intervention.
Author(s): Kiana D. Bess, Leah Frerichs, Tiffany Young, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 13(4), 385-396
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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Aging in Appalachia
Episodes of the radio program "Inside Appalachia," exploring challenges faced by elderly people in Appalachia, and the resources available to them. Topics include caregiver shortages, Alzheimer's disease, dying with dignity, and isolation and loneliness.
Date: 2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America
Examines research related to experiences of rural youth who are homeless. Offers recommendations for policy changes and community responses to address challenges unique to rural areas. Includes a section on homelessness among American Indian and Alaskan Native youth.
Author(s): Matthew Morton, Amy Dworsky, Sonali Patel, Gina M. Samuels
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Voices of Youth Count
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Resilient Rural America: Alabama: Perry County
Series of articles about various facets of life in Perry County, a rural community characterized both by extreme poverty and generations of strong families who have weathered adversity. Includes discussion of health disparities and the need for additional healthcare services and resources for people fleeing domestic violence. Part of the Resilient Rural America series.
Author(s): Blake Tommey
Date: 10/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Baptist News Global
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Developing FAITHH: Methods to Develop a Faith-Based HIV Stigma-Reduction Intervention in the Rural South
Provides an overview of a pilot test of a faith-based intervention to address HIV-related stigma in rural Alabama. Discusses the factors that contribute to HIV stigma among African-Americans in the South.
Author(s): Erin L.P. Bradley, Madeline Y. Sutton, Eric Cooks, et al.
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 19(5), 730-740
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Pacific County, Wash.: Connection to Services Through Jail Screening and Referral
Describes efforts of a rural Washington State community to address the number of people with mental illnesses in their jail, as part of the national "Stepping Up" initiative. Examines the process of screening and providing connections to community-based providers.
Author(s): Nastassia Walsh
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Calaveras County, Calif.: Connecting Justice-Involved People to Treatment and Services
Describes best practice strategies used by a rural northern California county as part of the national "Stepping Up" initiative for the purpose of reducing the number of adults with mental illness in jails and connecting them to community-based treatment.
Author(s): Nastassia Walsh
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Addiction and Substance Misuse Reports and Publications
Provides data on prevalence of substance use, and opioid misuse, use disorders, overdoses, and related topics. Includes discussion of prevention programs and screening.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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