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Resources by Topic: Health conditions

Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017
Includes state-level tables and maps showing locations of lung cancer screening sites and percentage of population ages 55-79 lacking access to a center, and lung cancer mortality versus accessibility of screening centers. Helps identify rural areas in need of screening program creation or expansion.
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Parisa Bozorgi, Logan M. Lebrón, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Diabetes & Obesity in Oklahoma, 2016
Provides a map showing obesity and diabetes rates by county for Oklahoma.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Trauma Training Initiative Teaches Rural Laypeople how to “Stop the Bleed”
Features the Stop the Bleed initiative, which trains community members to help control blood loss while waiting for medical help. Highlights training provided in rural North Dakota and Nebraska.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Network Spotlight: Bootheel Health Alliance, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc.
Features interviews with the CEO and Community Outreach Specialist at Bootheel Health Alliance regarding how their network is collaborating with a wide range of organizations to address disparities in obesity and diabetes in their region of Missouri. Includes information on the network characteristics, challenges, best practices, and advice for others developing networks.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use And Health: Detailed Tables
Provides data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth 12-17 and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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The State of Obesity 2018: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Report on obesity related trends and topics. Includes data and statistics for both adults and children and provides examples of successful programs and policies across the country. Addresses obesity and chronic disease trends in both urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Molly Warren, Stacy Beck, Jack Rayburn, Sara K. Lipson, Megan Wolfe
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High-Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults — United States, 2016
Examines the prevalence of chronic pain and high impact chronic pain (pain that limits life or work activities) among different population groups. Includes data for rural and urban areas, as well as by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education level, employment status, poverty, veteran status, and health insurance coverage type.
Author(s): James Dahlhamer, Jacqueline Lucas, Carla Zelaya, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(36), 1001-1006
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Lung Cancer, by Urbanization of County of Residence — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2006 and 2016
Bar chart showing lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population in 2006 and 2016 for metropolitan counties (large central, large fringe/suburban, medium, small) and nonmetropolitan counties (micropolitan, noncore).
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(36), 1022
Date: 09/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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New Mexico Implements and Expands Physical Activity Programs in Rural Communities
Describes the efforts of the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center (UNM-PRC) to implement and expand evidence-based physical activity programs in the rural community of Cuba, New Mexico. Discusses program considerations relevant to working with rural communities and methods to connect with community partners and stakeholders to address their concerns and gain their support for making community changes to improve health and promote healthy habits.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Task Force of Border Health Officials
Provides the annual legislative report from the Task Force of Border Health Officials, highlighting its activities for the inaugural year and identifying future plans. Reports on health conditions, challenges, and needs for the Texas-Mexico border region.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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