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Peer Coaches to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Rural Alabama: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Discusses the results of a study comparing the effects of peer-coaching intervention that includes brief education versus brief education alone on diabetes patients living in under resourced settings of rural Alabama.
Author(s): Monika M. Safford, Susan Andreae, Andrea L. Cherrington, et al.
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 13(Suppl 1), S18–S26
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012
Reports on potentially preventable hospitalizations for asthma and diabetes with short-term complications among children aged 0-17 years. Figure 4 includes data by location of residence for rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Kathryn Fingar, Raynard Washington
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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A Longitudinal Study of Structural Risk Factors for Obesity and Diabetes Among American Indian Young Adults, 1994-2008
Investigates possible links between high rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes among American Indian young adults and other risk factors such as poverty, frequent changes of residence, and stress.
Author(s): Tennille L. Marley, Molly W. Metzger
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
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Developing a Culturally Competent, Sustainable Rural Model for Diabetes Prevention
Assesses a community- and family-based approach to diabetes prevention and management in 11 Appalachian counties across 3 states. Highlights the benefits of utilizing a culturally sensitive approach to diabetes education and awareness when engaging rural communities.
Author(s): Lesli Johnson, Sharon Denham
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15(1), 3031
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
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Physicians Providing Leadership for Rural Communities
Identifies ways in which physicians can address unfavorable child outcomes (e.g. unplanned pregnancy, tobacco addiction, mental health disorders) by working with other groups and forming coalitions within the rural community.
Author(s): David T. Tayloe Jr
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 76(1), 31-32
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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The Impact of Chronic Disease in Ohio: 2015
Reports the rates of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in the state of Ohio by county. Includes statistics and data by age range, gender, income level, education, and risk factors. Offers rural-specific data for health disparities and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Carrie Hornbeck, John Kollman, Tyler Payne, Holly Sobotka
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program, 2015-2018
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 8 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program in the 2015-2018 funding cycle. The initiatives focus on care coordination activities for diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The Social Determinants of Health of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: A Research Framework
Examines the social determinants of health related to childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes from a Native perspective, considering historical trauma, self-determination, and cultural factors. Looks at currently available information, identifies gaps, and provides a research framework to help build a better understanding of the causes of child obesity among Native Americans.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Notah Begay III Foundation
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Rural Healthy People 2020: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2020, Volume 1
Provides a rural focus for the Healthy People 2020 priorities. Includes overviews of the top 10 rural health priority areas identified by rural stakeholders. (Volume 2 discusses priorities 11-20.) Topics addressed include: health insurance, primary care, emergency services, nutrition and weight status, diabetes, mental health, substance abuse, heart disease and stroke, physical activity, older adults, maternal and child health, and tobacco use. Each overview includes reviews of the relevant literature and models that rural communities can use to address the issues. Document is available for free download, after providing brief information about intended use.
Author(s): Jane N. Bolin, Gail Bellamy, Alva O. Ferdinand, Bita Kash, Janet W. Helduser
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Depressive Symptoms and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Appalachia: An 18-month Follow-up Study
Highlights a study of the predictors and rates of depression in rural Appalachian adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2MD). Analyzes data sets collected 18 months apart and measures the comorbidity at each time by sex, race, and income, as well as by severity of depressive symptoms, method of treatment, and several other factors.
Author(s): Mary de Groot, Todd Doyle, Jennifer Averyt, Carleen Risaliti, Jay Shubrook
Citation: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 48(4), 263-277
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
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