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Annual Report 1: HCIA Disease-Specific Evaluation
Evaluations of 18 Health Care Innovation Awards Round One projects targeting patient populations with specific diseases. Includes projects that serve a variety of rural areas and address conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Approaches discussed include care coordination, education, and telehealth.
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Intensity of Service Provision for Medicare Beneficiaries Utilizing Home Health Services: A Closer Look at Cerebrovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Joint Replacement
Reports on the impact of home health services provided to the rural elderly receiving Medicare based on the number of visits, the use of rehabilitation specialists, and the median payment per claim. Includes a rural/urban comparison throughout the report.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Medha Iyer, Janice C. Probst, Kevin Bennett, Grishma Bhavsar
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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The Utah Remote Monitoring Project: Improving Health Care One Patient at a Time
Examines telemonitoring devices to expand and improve chronic disease management for patients living with diabetes and/or hypertension by measuring clinical parameters. Includes demographic data such as age, gender, and primary spoken language. Covers pre- and post-intervention data on patients' hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, and low-density lipoprotein values.
Author(s): Laura Shane-McWhorter, Leslie Lenert, Marta Petersen, et al.
Citation: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 16(10), 653-660
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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Using a Participatory Research Approach in a School-Based Physical Activity Intervention to Prevent Diabetes in the Hualapai Indian Community, Arizona, 2002-2006
Results of a quantitative study in which 71 Native American youth in grades 3-8 participated in twice-weekly physical activity classes designed to reduce diabetes risk factors. Researchers compared participants' blood glucose levels and Body Mass Indexes at the beginning of the study with the same measures taken at the conclusion.
Author(s): Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Michelle Gamber, Helen Watahomigie, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 11
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Pesticide Use and Incident Diabetes Among Wives of Farmers in the Agricultural Health Study
Examines the relation between the use of certain pesticides by female farmworkers and the increased incidence of diabetes during a 10-year period.
Author(s): Anne P. Starling, David M. Umbach, Freya Kamel, et al.
Citation: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 71(6), 629-635
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Diabetes: A Closer Look
Presents statistics from the 2014 National Diabetes Report. Includes additional resources for further information.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telehealth Invigorating and Innovating Diabetes Care
Describes how home monitors and other technologies are helping diabetic patients live healthier lives, cutting healthcare costs and hospital visits.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Diabetes Management in Rural Areas Takes Holistic, Community Approaches
Programs in Florida and Kentucky are helping diabetic patients better manage their health, and promoting community awareness of the disease.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Diabetes Self-Management Research with Mexican Americans in Starr County, Texas
Provides an overview of research on diabetes self-management education interventions focused on rural Mexican Americans along the Texas-Mexico border. Reports on lessons learned from pilot testing, focus group interviews, and randomized controlled trials. Addresses the impact of culture, behavioral change motivators, and more.
Author(s): Sharon A. Brown, Joseph H. Blades, Craig L. Hanis
Citation: Diabetes Educator, 40(4), 476-487
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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Williamson, WV: 2014 Culture of Health Prize Winner
Describes a rural community effort to improve both the health and the economy of a region that once prospered from the coal industry. Veteran coal miners banded together to modify a historic building to house the Williamson Health and Wellness Center, which started out as a free clinic and is now designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center. Discusses the Health Innovation Hub event where entrepreneurial initiatives are presented and experts are available to help develop new businesses and healthy enterprises. Williamson, WV is a recipient of the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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