Rural Health Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency
We Are All in This Together: Rurality, Social Cohesion, and COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors
Examines how social cohesion, rurality, and individual behaviors to prevent COVID-19 are related. Analyzes 2,926 participant survey responses in 2021 according to COVID-19 experiences and attitudes, social distancing behaviors, and tendencies to remain home while sick, with data broken down by demographic variables such as rural versus urban, age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and marriage status. Discusses the importance of understanding rural culture and behaviors when communicating public health strategies.
Author(s): Radhika Sood, Juliette Entenman, Erin Kitt-Lewis, et al. Citation: The Journal of Rural Health, 40(1), 154-161 Date: 07/2023 Type: Document view details
Native LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit Resources
Presents a list of organizations and resources for LGBTQ+ and two-spirited people in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Features resources for youth, parents and caregivers, schools, and providers, among others.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention view details
Caring for LGBTQ+ Populations in Rural Kansas
A recorded webinar that discusses how to provide healthcare and support to LGBTQ+ populations in rural Kansas. Includes information and data regarding healthcare disparities for LGBTQ+ individuals and how to help disadvantaged populations navigate the healthcare system.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment view details
Purposefully Investing in the Tribal Home Visiting Workforce
Examines the Tribal Home Visiting workforce and the various programs that impact the well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Includes stories from home visitor staff regarding their work with AI/AN populations, culturally sensitive programming, recruitment and retention strategies, and management of appropriate compensation and training opportunities for the home visiting workforce.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Tribal Home Visiting view details
The Value of Rural Independent Living
Presents a Photovoice project evaluating rural community outreach for Centers for Independent Living along the themes of inclusion, raising awareness, being in community, community connections, and rural community living and values.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, University of Montana: Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities view details
Best Practices for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing
Summarizes findings of an environmental scan of testing and vaccination policies and programs serving people who are medically or socially at disproportionate risk for COVID-19 and related adverse outcomes. Identifies populations at disproportionate risk, including rural residents, and their barriers to COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and routine vaccination. Describes programs that aim to overcome these barriers and increase access to testing and vaccination services. Discuss the implications of these programs' strategies and approaches for future pandemics and public health crises.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica view details