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Resources by Topic: Food security and nutrition

Trends in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates: Fiscal Year 2010 to Fiscal Year 2017
Provides participation rates for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by fiscal year. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Alma Vigil
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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Community Coalitions for Change and the Policy, Systems, and Environment Model: A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Addressing Obesity in Rural Tennessee
Reports on a community-based participatory initiative, Community Coalitions for Change (C3), to address obesity in four rural Tennessee counties. Discusses program results related to health education, physical activity, and healthy food choices.
Author(s): Heather Sedges Wallace, Karen L. Franck, Cori L. Sweet
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Prevalence of Very Low Food Security, 2018
Bar chart showing very low food security by type of household. Includes data by place of residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Based on December 2018 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Prevalence of Food Insecurity, 2018
Bar chart showing food insecurity by type of household. Includes data by place of residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Based on December 2018 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Arkansas: Food Insecurity Rates by Percentage
Map of Arkansas identifying the percentages of food insecurity rates for each county.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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Multilevel Faith-Based Public Health Initiative in Rural Alabama, 2017
Examines the impact of Live Well Faith Communities, a 9-week, faith-based health promotion initiative undertaken in 14 faith communities in rural Alabama. Describes faith community policy and environmental changes related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity. Also discusses participant lifestyle changes.
Author(s): Alicia R. Powers, Ruth W. Brock, Katie Funderburk, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Adult Health Status among Native American Families Participating in the Growing Resilience Home Garden Study
Reports the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the impacts of home food gardens on the health status of 176 adults from 96 families of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes living on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Compares the rates of obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes among study participants with the state and national disease rates in 2017, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) national disease rates in 2015.
Author(s): Christine M. Porter, Alyssa M. Wechsler, Shawn J. Hime, Felix Naschold
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Creating a Public Health Community of Practice to Support American Indian and Alaska Native Communities in Addressing Chronic Disease
Describes use of the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model to support and evaluate program objectives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program.
Author(s): Shawna L. Williams, Alexis Kaigler, Amy Armistad, David K. Espey, Bruce B. Struminger
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country: A New Partnership and Approach
Overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program, designed to use tribal wisdom to protect and promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
Author(s): Ursula E. Bauer, David K. Espey
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools
Provides resources and information to assist with the mental health training and technical assistance needs of schools, administrators, teachers, support staff, and others serving rural and remote communities and students. Profiles a rural student who faces a variety of challenges, such as food insecurity, limited access to providers, drug use, mental health, social isolation, and more.
Author(s): Thomasine Heitkamp, Sarah Nielsen, Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
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