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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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Illinois Agricultural Workers' Health: A County-Level Analysis
Provides data on health status and causes of mortality in Illinois agricultural workers. Includes metro versus nonmetro comparisons as well as county-level breakdowns of agricultural workers' health and injuries.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Neighborhood Deprivation and Breast Cancer Mortality Among Black and White Women
Compares the association of breast cancer mortality with neighborhood deprivation among Black and White women in Georgia who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2010 and 2017. Measures deprivation via the Neighborhood Deprivation Index (NDI), utilizing 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data. Provides additional data breakdowns by level of rurality, neighborhood racial composition, and neighborhood residential mobility.
Author(s): Lauren E. Barber, Maret L. Maliniak, Leah Moubadder, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(6), e2416499
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Cervical Cancer Screening Rates among Rural and Urban Females, From 2019 to 2022
Analyzes frequency of receiving a recent Papanicolau (Pap) test among rural and urban women aged 21 to 65, using Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data from 2019, 2020, and 2022. Provides screening rate data comparisons by year and by demographic category, including race and ethnicity, age, insurance status, educational level, and more.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Amanda Thaxton Wiggins
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(6), e2417094
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Diagnosed Dementia in Adults Age 65 and Older: United States, 2022
Examines the prevalence of diagnosed dementia in the U.S. population in adults aged 65 or older. Utilizes 2022 National Health Interview Survey data to observe dementia prevalence in noninstitutionalized adults, with breakdowns according to age, sex, veteran status, race/ethnicity, education, income, region, and urbanization level, including large central metropolitan, large fringe metropolitan, medium and small metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Ellen A. Kramarow
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Effort Required and Lessons Learned from Recruiting Health Plans and Rural Primary Care Practices for a Cancer Screening Outreach Study
Explores factors influencing recruitment and enrollment of primary care practices for SMARTER CRC, a rural colorectal cancer (CRC) screening trial in Oregon. Discusses outreach strategies, relationship-building, messaging, reasons for participation among clinical practices and Medicare health plans, and more. Highlights rural-specific factors throughout.
Author(s): Brittany Badicke, Jennifer Coury, Emily Myers, et al.
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 15
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Occurrence and Outcomes in Rural United States: A Scoping Review
Literature review on racial and ethnic disparities in cancer burden, including discussion of cancer incidence, mortality, screening, access, and knowledge among underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in rural areas. Analyzes 30 studies from 2004-2023.
Author(s): Anuli Njoku, Wendemi Sawadogo, Princess Frimpong
Citation: Cancer Control, 31
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Risk Factors for Poor Health Among U.S. Older Adults in Rural and Urban Areas: Injury, Food Insecurity, and Lack of Social and Emotional Support
Examines differences in select risk factors for poor health between rural and urban older adults and among rural older adults, with breakdowns by several sociodemographic characteristics. Features statistics including percentage of older adults experiencing risk factors for poor health, injury and significant injury, food insecurity, and lack of social and emotional support.
Author(s): Ingrid Jacobson, Alexis Swendener, Megan Lahr, Alyssa Fritz, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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