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Resources by Topic: Environmental health

Partnership to Develop and Deliver Curriculum Supporting Student-Led Air Quality Research in Rural Washington State
Highlights a partnership between an urban and rural university and a tribal high school in Washington's Yakima Valley to conduct air-quality research. Discusses the design of the project, the roles and responsibilities of each party, and evaluates the success of the partnership.
Author(s): Orly Stampfer, Omar Torres Cassio, Jason A. Grajales, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 16(3), 411-420
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Incidental Sun Exposures as a Source of Sunburn Among Rural Compared to Urban Residents in the United States
Presents a study comparing sun exposure for people living in rural versus urban areas. Looks at sun exposure from leisure time activities and outdoor work for both rural and urban people.
Author(s): Patricia I. Jewett, Carrie Henning-Smith, DeAnn Lazovich, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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2020 Forces of Change: The COVID-19 Edition
Reports on capacity, preparedness, and response of local health departments (LHDs) during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizes survey data from 583 LHDs and includes information such as job losses, budget changes, COVID-19 response timeline, workforce changes, experiences related to harassment, available services, recovery efforts, and more. Data includes information from small, medium, and large LHDs.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Lyme Disease: A Continuing Concern
Infographic presenting Lyme disease diagnosis data from private insurance claims between 2007-2021, noting rural and urban increases in diagnoses. Also highlights data from 2016-2021 and identifies top states for Lyme Disease.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: FAIR Health
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Social Ecology of Hypertension Management Among Latinos Living in the U.S.–Mexico Border Region
Study examining hypertension management in 2 rural, frontier counties in the U.S.-Mexico border region based on data from 8 focus groups with 49 total participants. Discusses social and environmental issues raised in the focus groups, including individual barriers to disease management, social relationships, healthcare-related concerns, and environmental health.
Author(s): Lisa Cacari Stone, Victoria Sanchez, Sean Patrick Bruna, Michael Muhammad, Carmen Zamora
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 23(4), 650-661
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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USDA Resource Guide for American Indians and Alaska Natives 2022
Provides an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding and support programs available to American Indian and Alaska Native communities and tribal governments. Includes sections on agricultural and nutritional tools, business and community development, telecommunications and broadband, housing, and federal grant applications.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Bottled and Well Water Quality in a Small Central Appalachian Community: Household-Level Analysis of Enteric Pathogens, Inorganic Chemicals, and Health Outcomes in Rural Southwest Virginia
Results of a study to characterize and assess household-level water sources, water quality, and associated health outcomes in Central Appalachia. Uses data from surveys and water samples from 9 households in a small rural community without utility-supplied water in southwest Virginia.
Author(s): Leigh-Anne Krometis, Marc Edwards, Teresa Brown, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(14), 8610
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Perception of Worry of Harm from Air Pollution: Results From the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)
Examines worry of harm from exposure to indoor (IAP) and outdoor (OAP) air pollution in relationship to public health. Analyzes 3,630 participant responses from the Health Information National Trends Survey by gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, rurality, and cancer risk. Discusses sociodemographic factors in relation to environmental risk communication and intervention strategies.
Author(s): Samantha Ammons, Hayley Aja, Armen A. Ghazarian, Gabriel Y. Lai, Gary L. Ellison
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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The Unreachable Doorbells of South Texas: Community Engagement in Colonias on the US-Mexico Border for Mosquito Control
Describes community engagement efforts for mosquito surveillance and control in colonias along south Texas's Lower Rio Grande Valley. Discusses the importance of community involvement in developing communications materials and recommendations for engagement, presenting lessons learned from outreach to 6 colonias in Hidalgo County.
Author(s): Jose G. Juarez, Ester Carbajal, Katherine L. Dickinson, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1176
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook: A Roadmap for Delivering Opportunity and Investments in Indian Country
Provides an overview of tribal-specific funding opportunities created by the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, offering guidance to help tribal governments and communities identify programs and sources of funds and determine eligibility for other programs. Outlines tribal set asides by program and other infrastructure funding opportunities that are not tribal-specific.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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