CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community
Highlights an Oklahoma program that uses community health workers (CHWs) for outreach to the Marshallese community in a three-county area. Provides a brief history and overview of the Marshallese population and discusses the health concerns the CHWs address.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Integrating Family and Friend Support, Information Technology, and Diabetes Education in Community-Centric Diabetes Self-Management
Study examining the impacts of community support on diabetes self-management in a rural island community in Hawaii based on a pilot program with 7 participants over a 9 month period. Describes the challenges of implementing diabetes self-management education programs in rural areas, access to dietitians and endocrinologists, and the potential for telehealth and health information technology to facilitate diabetes self-management.
Author(s): Christina Higa, Elizabeth J. Davidson, Joanne R. Loos Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 28(2), 261-275 Date: 02/2021 Type: Document view details
The State of Our Health: A Statewide Health Assessment of Pennsylvania
Identifies specific health challenges in Pennsylvania and indicates where the largest improvements can be made. Features sections on social determinants of health, access to care, substance use, chronic diseases, mental health, maternal and infant health, injury and violence prevention, infectious diseases and immunization, Health Professional Shortage Areas, and environmental health. Includes references to rural throughout.
Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health view details
Ensuring Contact: Calling Rural Appalachian Older Adults During the COVID-19 Epidemic
Presents a study on the well-being and healthcare needs of socially isolated adults 75 years and older during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural West Virginia. Bases conclusions on telephone interviews with seniors from April 1-22, 2020. Breaks down data by demographic characteristics, mental and physical health conditions, and comfort with different forms of communication technology, among other factors.
Author(s): Robert B Walker, Michael Grome, William Rollyson, Adam D Baus Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 21, 6122 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details
Leading Causes of Death and Health Disparities Among the American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Arizona
Highlights the health disparities and major causes of death
faced by American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities
in Arizona to serve as a guide for tribal leaders and
organizations when developing programs focused on improving
AI/AN health. Includes information and data derived from
Arizona population health and vital statistics, United
States Census Bureau, and the Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System (BRFSS) on chronic disease, causes of
death, and behavioral risk factors for AI/AN populations.
Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services view details
Testing a Coaching Program to Help Adults with Diabetes Living in Rural Alabama Take Their Medicine as Directed
Presents a study of a medication adherence initiative in rural Alabama targeting predominantly African American adults with diabetes. Discusses research methods, community engagement and participation, data drawn from the study, and provides materials from the initiative in the appendix.
Author(s): Lynn J. Andreae, Susan J. Andreae, Andrea L. Cherrington, Joshua S. Richman, Monika M. Safford Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute view details