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Resources by Topic: Families

Implementation of the Federal Rural IMPACT Demonstration
Overview of the first year of the White House Rural Council and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' demonstration project, focused on improving social determinants of health and designed to reduce poverty through coordinated services for children and parents. Discusses key findings and identifies possible lessons for policymakers and stakeholders. Includes appendix with profiles of the 10 demonstration sites.
Author(s): Alana Landey, Pam Winston, Pierre Joseph
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Achieving Equity in Health for Children and Families in New Mexico Through the Affordable Care Act
Discusses the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions focused on developing health equity for children and families in New Mexico. Addresses impacts for rural and frontier areas, border health, and Native Americans.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Lisa Cacari Stone, Margaret Osterfoss
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Con Alma Health Foundation
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Families in Crisis: The Human Service Implications of Rural Opioid Misuse
Presents findings and policy recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' 2016 meeting with rural residents, healthcare providers, and stakeholders regarding the impact and effects of opioid use disorders on rural families. Topics addressed include drug overdose and death, conflict with partners and children, emotional disturbance, adverse health risks, and related impacts on employment and economic sustainability.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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The Open Table: How a Faith-Based Support Model Can Transform Futures in Rural Communities
Recorded webinar discussing the Open Table, a faith-based approach with a model supporting disadvantaged person and families in rural communities. Describes how Open Table supports children, youth, and families to develop and act out a life plan by accessing the "intellectual and social capital" that exists in the congregation and away from limiting, impoverished circumstances.
Additional links: Download Video Recording
Author(s): Jon Katov
Date: 06/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Behavioral Health Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families
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Understanding Trends in Rural Child Poverty, 2003-14
Discusses the income inequality experienced in rural America and changes in child poverty rates over time.
Author(s): Thomas Hertz, Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural and Urban Contexts
Reports on a study analyzing the prevalence of rural individual adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the level of exposure to ACEs in rural regions, and the rural-urban differences of exposure to ACEs by adults using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
Author(s): Jean A. Talbot, Donald Szlosek, Erika C. Ziller
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Differences in Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Adolescent Girls in Metropolitan Versus Non-metropolitan Areas: Considering the Moderating Roles of Maternal Socioeconomic Status and Health Care Access
Compares the rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) in girls aged 12-17 in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the U.S. Analyzes cross-sectional data form the 2008-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Discusses the maternal role as a determining factor in vaccination initiation and completion.
Author(s): Shannon M. Monnat, Danielle C. Rhubart, Sherrie Flynt Wallington
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(2), 315-325
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Relationships of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Obese Parent-Child Dyads: A Cross-Sectional Study
Highlights a study focusing on physical activity of obese parents and children on weekdays versus weekends. Participants were selected from rural North Carolina. Breaks down data by age group, gender, and ethnicity.
Author(s): Robert G. McMurray, Diane C. Berry, Todd A. Schwartz, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 16, 124
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives' Inherited Pain
Discusses the concept of intergenerational (historical) trauma and its influence on the behavior and health conditions of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Identifies the connection between excessive amounts of stress and the development of health issues such as addiction, depression, intimate partner violence, suicide, and diabetes. Includes personal stories to demonstrate the intensity of stress experienced by AI/AN children and families through generations.
Author(s): Mary Annette Pember
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Country Today Media Network
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Fewer Than Half of WIC-Eligible Families Receive WIC Benefits
Examines the characteristics of families eligible for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) who receive WIC benefits compared to those who do not. Includes information on rural versus urban families participating in WIC. Identifies nonparticipating WIC-eligible families that could be targeted for outreach.
Author(s): Kristin Smith
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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