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Mountain West HPV Vaccination Project Helps Shape American Cancer Society National HPV Vaccination Program
Provides an overview of the American Cancer Society (ACS) Mountain West HPV vaccination project, which focused on increasing HPV vaccination among adolescents in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Details ACS partnerships with health systems and other groups to implement interventions and provide professional education.
Author(s): Ashley Lach, Hannah Nein
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Risk Factors Associated with Loneliness among Mexican-Origin Adults in Southern Arizona
Examines factors associated with symptoms of loneliness among Mexican-origin adults in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Utilizes data of 213 Mexican-origin adults at risk for diabetes or depression in Arizona's Pima, Yuma, and Santa Cruz counties. Evaluates factors including social supports, optimism, physical problem frequency and severity, age, place of birth, and length of residence in the U.S.
Author(s): Mario Morales, Ada M. Wilkinson-Lee, Maia Ingram, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1694
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Provider-to-Provider Telemedicine for Sepsis Is Used Less Frequently in Communities with High Social Vulnerability
Examines the relationship between provider-to-provider emergency department-based telehealth consultation (tele-ED) and the prevalence of sepsis in counties with elevated social vulnerability index (SVI) scores. Analyzes 2016-2019 data from 1191 patients treated in rural, Midwestern EDs, with breakdowns according to patient, provider, hospital, and county characteristics. Discusses the relationship between SVI scores and tele-ED use.
Author(s): Kevin J. Tu, J. Priyanka Vakkalanka, Uche E. Okoro, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Supporting Direct Acting Antiviral Medication Adherence and Treatment Completion in a Sample of Predominantly Rural Veterans with Hepatitis C and Substance Use Disorders
Explores strategies to improve direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatment among rural veterans with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and substance use disorder (SUD). Analyzes a clinic-based intervention that utilizes motivational interviewing (MI) to improve medication adherence among 20 enrolled participants in a 12-week course.
Author(s): Mary Jane Burton, Andrew C. Voluse, Amee B. Patel
Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 19, 51
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Health Disparities in Psoriasis: Geographic Barriers to Access in the United States
Analyzes geographic access to dermatologists among patients with a psoriasis diagnosis and one or more claims for advanced psoriasis therapy, utilizing 2015-2019 STATinMED patient claims data. Compares rural versus urban provider availability by specialty and rates at which patients received local and non-local care.
Author(s): Lauren Seigel, Sofia Shoaib, Keshia Maughn, et al.
Citation: Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 35(1), 2365820
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Therapists Learn How To Help Farmers Cope With Stress Before It's Too Late
Highlights a U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative to train mental health workers on the unique stressors in agricultural work contributing to disparate rates of suicides for farmers. Discusses the importance of understanding the culture of farming.
Author(s): Tony Leys
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Excess Deaths Associated With COVID-19 by Rurality and Demographic Factors in the United States
Details a study on the patterns of excess death associated with COVID-19 by rural and urban location and other demographic factors using CDC WONDER data from March 2020 to February 2023. Breaks down percent of excess deaths by large central metro, large fringe metro, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan, and noncore counties.
Author(s): Katherine A. Ahrens, Lauren M. Rossen, Carly Milkowski, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 40(3), 491-499
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Unintentional Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: A Scoping Review of the Indian Health Service Primary Care Provider Newsletter
Analyzes 68 articles from the Indian Health Service's Primary Care Provider newsletter on unintentional injury prevention efforts. Summarizes select interventions, discusses article topics and tribal communities featured, and evaluates breadth and depth of research, evaluation, and documentation.
Author(s): Wendy Shields, Anne Kenney, Evelyn Shiang, Rebecca Malizia, Holly Billie
Citation: Injury Epidemiology, 11, 27
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Findings from the First Year of a Federally Funded, Direct-to-Consumer HIV Self-Test Distribution Program — United States, March 2023–March 2024
Reports on people who ordered and used a direct-to-consumer HIV self-test through the Together TakeMeHome HIV self-test distribution program. Also provides data on related testing and services used by those requesting the self-test. Includes data by participant location for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Author(s): Travis Sanchez, Robin J. MacGowan, Jennifer Hecht, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(24), 558-564
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Emergency Medical Services Encounters for Firearm Injuries — 858 Counties, United States, January 2019–September 2023
Reports on emergency medical services (EMS) encounters for firearm injury in 858 counties in 27 states. Includes annual data by location for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Author(s): Adam Rowh, Marissa Zwald, Katherine Fowler, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(24), 551-557
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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