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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Race and Place: Urban-Rural Differences in Health for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Investigates urban-rural disparities for racial and ethnic minorities in six health areas: infant mortality, cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection, and child and adult immunizations. Provides data for the years 1991-1995.
Author(s): Rebecca T. Slifkin, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Thomas C. Ricketts,
Date: 03/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest
Highlights rural health disparities in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Presents data on mental and behavioral health, obesity and physical activity, diabetes, tobacco use, oral health, and demographic factors such as housing, education, and health insurance, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
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PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Interactive mapping system providing chronic disease related data at the county, place, census tract, and ZIP code level. Covers measures related to health outcomes, prevention, and unhealthy behaviors.
Additional links: Compare Counties, Interactive Map, PLACES Data Portal
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Lists a number of resources pertaining to American Indian and Alaska Native health and healthcare. Features statistics and research, journal articles, and information about health screenings, clinical trials, and other issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Health Center Resource Clearinghouse
Identifies resources and information to support the work of community health centers, including websites, publications, databases, and other materials. Featured topics include diabetes, behavioral health, and substance use disorders. Provides information on how to access technical assistance from organizations funded to support health centers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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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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Case Study: Health Coaches Partner with Community Members to Achieve Health and Wellness Goals
Details key steps and lessons learned to implementing a Health Coach program at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, Nebraska. Describes the program serving Wahoo and its surrounding communities. Provides education and advocacy for patients' overall health that produced positive results in four areas: mental health, breast health, diabetes, and obesity.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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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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U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System
Provides access to national, state, and county-level data and trends for diabetes and diabetes-related concerns. Select "indicators" to view additional data options, including burden of diabetes, preventive care, health status and disability, risk factors, and diabetes-related end-stage renal disease. Also includes data on social determinants of health that have the potential to impact diabetes health disparities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Case Study: Hospital and Fitness Center Join Forces for a Healthy Community
Highlights a partnership between Columbus Community Hospital, located in Columbus, Nebraska, and the YMCA that resulted in a number of additional or improved health and wellness services in the community, including a new fitness center. Shares the key steps, project successes, lessons learned, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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