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Resources by Topic: Families

Using a Customer Discovery Process to Enhance the Potential Dissemination and Scalability of a Family Healthy Weight Program for Rural Communities and Small Towns
Reports on factors influencing rural adoption of the Building Healthy Families Online Training Resources and Program Package, a family-based healthy weight program. Utilizes data from interviews with 47 individuals representing potential users, payers, and adoption influencers, including health departments, clinical healthcare providers, and community organizations. Includes discussion of organizational priorities, implementation challenges in clinical and community settings, and more.
Author(s): Gwenndolyn C. Porter, Jennie L. Hill, Kate A. Heelan, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 21, 57
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Implementation Characteristics That May Promote Sustainability of a Rural Physical Activity Initiative: Examination of Play Streets Through the Lens of Community Implementers
Discusses implementation of Play Streets, a community-based initiative to create safe physical activity areas for children and families, from interviews with program team members in rural Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. Highlights factors influencing program effectiveness and sustainability, including community engagement, partnerships, and more.
Author(s): Marilyn E. Wende, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Cynthia Perry, et al.
Citation: Implementation Science Communications, 5, 48
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Pediatric Oral Health Online Education for Rural and Migrant Head Start Programs in the United States
Presents a study on the efficacy of an online oral health workshop conducted by pediatric dental residents for Head Start staff, teachers and families in rural and migrant communities. Explores the program's effect on pediatric oral health literacy in rural and migrant communities, as well as the residents' opinions about potentially working in these communities after their residency.
Author(s): Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Stephanie Parkinson, Victor Garcia de Jesus, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(5), 544
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Unlocking Access: Implementing Home Delivered Meals to Expand Summer Meal Access for Rural Families
A recorded webinar that discusses utilizing home delivery to provide food access to families during the summer months. Includes examples from organizations who successfully implemented a food home delivery strategy. Transcript available below description.
Author(s): Allison Dela Cuesta, Kristen Collins, Madeline Ghanem, Donna Riviello
Date: 04/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Rural Research Brief: Creating A Better Understanding of Farmworker Communities and Their Housing Conditions
Examines the legal, cultural, and geographic determinants that impact housing for farmworkers and their families. Focuses on farmworker demographics, economic characteristics, housing challenges, programs aimed at improving housing, and potential policy solutions.
Author(s): Manda LaPorte
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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An Evaluation of ¡Haz Espacio Para Papi!, a Culturally Tailored Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program for Mexican-Heritage Fathers
Describes outcomes of ¡Haz Espacio Para Papi! (HEPP), a nutrition and physical activity intervention for Latino fathers in colonias near the Texas-Mexico border. Provides data on changes in participants' fruit and vegetable intake, skin carotenoids, and healthy dietary behaviors. Discusses approaches to cultural appropriateness and collaboration with promotoras.
Author(s): Annika Vahk, Pablo Monsivais, Cassandra M. Johnson, Joseph R. Sharkey
Citation: Nutrients, 16(8), 1153
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places with Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Ph.D
Podcast episode discussing rural homelessness and housing security. Covers stigma associated with rural homelessness; barriers to accessing resources, healthcare, and programs; life for families in rural homeless shelters; and how rural families endure poverty and rural homelessness, with a focus on rural New England.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Impact! Communications, Inc.
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Greener Pastures
A documentary that follows 4 Midwestern farm families over a number of years and examines issues such as mental health, social isolation, climate change, and economic uncertainty. Provides commentary on farming life in rural America.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Public Broadcasting Service
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Urban Relatives Ameliorate Survival Disparities for Genitourinary Cancer in Rural Patients
Compares genitourinary cancer survival rates of 24,746 rural patients with and without urban relatives from 1968-2018 Utah Population Database data. Discusses how family supports may influence access to care in rural areas.
Author(s): Mouneeb Choudry, Kassandra Dindinger-Hill, Jacob Ambrose, et al.
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 13(5), e7058
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Cost of Living in Iowa 2024
Provides information and interactive data on livable wages in Iowa by county and family type. Includes county data tables regarding expenses for rent/housing, childcare, groceries, healthcare, transportation, and more.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Sean Finn, Samantha Tamborski
Date: 03/2024
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Common Good Iowa
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