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Using Community-based Participatory Research to Develop Healthy Retail Strategies in Native American-owned Convenience Stores: The THRIVE Study
Highlights a study on the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) retail intervention that implements healthy food options in convenience stores in Native American communities. Details a the results of a participant survey about the perceived food environment in their communities and describes the implementation strategies, as well as the foods offered by the intervention.
Author(s): Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Mary Williams, Marianna Wetherill, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine Reports, 11, 148-153
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — Non–Health Care Facilities, 20 Southern U.S. Jurisdictions, 2016
Reports on work by 20 health departments and 24 community-based organizations (CBOs) funded by CDC to provide HIV testing and related services to black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the South. Provides rural-urban data on the number of HIV tests provided, new HIV-positive diagnoses, linking people with HIV infection to medical care, and interviews for partner services.
Author(s): Mariette Marano, Renee Stein, Wei Song, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(28), 778-781
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics: Proceedings of a Workshop
Features the proceedings of a public workshop on the relationship between the opioid epidemic and the spread of infectious diseases. Presents research and policy options, such as integrating infectious disease treatment into opioid treatment and prevention efforts, as well as exploring the role of law enforcement. Discusses barriers to treatment and prevention in rural areas.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Geographic Variation in Pediatric Cancer Incidence — United States, 2003–2014
Examines pediatric cancer rates by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, state, region, county-level economic status, county-level rural/urban classification, and type of cancer.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(25), 707-713
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Availability of Respiratory Care Services in Critical Access and Rural Hospitals
Policy brief describing availability of respiratory therapy and therapists in Critical Access Hospitals and in urban and rural Prospective Payment System hospitals. Includes statistics with breakdowns by hospital type and rural or urban location.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Alex Evenson, Ira Moscovice, Zhengtian Wu
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Engaging Native American Caregivers in Youth-Focused Diabetes Prevention and Management
Results of a study to assess feasibility and acceptability of enrolling adult caregivers in the Together on Diabetes program, using data collected in 4 Native American reservations in the southwestern United States, from 2012-2015. Features statistics on 256 youth and 226 caregivers, including age, sex, and diabetes status.
Author(s): Rachel Chambers, Summer Rosenstock, Melissa Walls, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Obesity Prevalence Among Adults Living in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties — United States, 2016
Reports on obesity prevalence among adults in metropolitan and nonmetro counties based on 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Includes metro/nonmetro data by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and employment status. Also provides state-by-state data on obesity prevalence in metro and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Lundeen, Sohyun Park, Liping Pan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(23), 653-658
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Oregon Washington Health Network and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center “Tackle Everything” to Improve the Health of Local Community Members
Provides an overview of the collaboration between the Oregon Washington Health Network and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Discusses programs that include peer counselors to address behavioral health, community education related to heart disease and cancer prevention, and working with local healthcare facilities and medical schools to improve recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Stroke Care Quality Improvement Initiatives in Critical Access Hospitals
Highlights successful evidenced-based programs implemented by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other rural hospitals to improve stroke care. Reviews key program elements, quality improvement stroke data measures, and CAH participation for state-level initiatives and covers national stroke care quality improvement initiatives.
Author(s): Megan Lahr
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summarizes workshop proceedings and discussion to examine how to improve cancer patients' healthcare services navigation. Discusses current models of patient navigation programs, including programs in rural areas. Covers lessons learned, and policy changes and opportunities to improve cancer patient healthcare services navigation.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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