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Resources by Topic: Health literacy

Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Intake with Reservation and Off-Reservation Kindergarten Students in Nevada
Presents an overview of Veggies for Kids, a nutrition education program used with American Indian kindergarten students attending schools on reservations and kindergarten students attending schools next to a reservation. Examines the impact this program had on the students' knowledge of nutritional concepts and practicing healthy behaviors.
Author(s): Staci Emm, Jessica Harris, Judy Halterman, Sarah Chvilicek, Carol Bishop
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(Suppl. 2), 215-224
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Promising Practice: Educational Partnership Reaches Rural California Communities
Details a promising practice that works to expand health literacy among rural Latinos in California through a partnership between the California State Office of Rural Health and the California Department of Public Health's Office of Binational Border Health. Details the way the program is reaching rural Latinos through community health worker/promotores training.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Integrating Oral and General Health Through Health Literacy Practices: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of panel discussions held December 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. by the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Topics include health literacy, care integration, interventions for children, and development of a research agenda. Chapter 6 includes a discussion of provision of oral health services in urban versus rural settings.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Healthy Brain Initiative: Road Map for Indian Country
Report discusses Alzheimer's disease and dementia among American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Includes an overview of the disease and details the trends among Native Americans. Provides strategies and resources for tribal communities to provide early diagnosis, treatment, and care for elders with dementia.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alzheimer's Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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A Pilot Project to Increase Health Literacy among Youth from Seasonal Farmworker Families in Rural Eastern North Carolina: A Qualitative Exploration of Implementation and Impact
Details a project to improve health literacy among young people from seasonal farmworker families in North Carolina. Evaluates the intervention's implementation and outcomes. Presents participants by age, gender, and year in school, as well as home internet access.
Author(s): Israel M. Mendez, Mary Lisa Pories, Leah Cordova, et al.
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(2), 179-186
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Talking about Hepatitis C: FAQs from Young Adults who Inject Drugs
Highlights some common questions posed by rural young adults at high risk of hepatitis C (HCV) infection due to injectable drug use. Breaks down demographic data by sex, race, and education among other measures.
Author(s): Lauren L. Knight, Katherine Wagner, Yuridia Leyva, et al.
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 19(6), 815-822
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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2019-2020 Update to the Texas State Health Plan
Proposes strategies to improve the efficiency of the healthcare delivery system in Texas with a particular emphasis on health literacy, access to care for rural areas, and the healthcare workforce. Addresses oral health, trauma care, and the availability of clinical training sites.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
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Rationale and Development of a Randomized Pragmatic Trial to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Patient-Centered Medical Homes Serving Rural Patients
Reports on a randomized trial developed to determine the effectiveness of a health literacy intervention supporting diabetes self-management education compared to enhanced usual care. Clinical trial occurred in six rural clinics in Arkansas that are Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), targeting patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.
Author(s): Kristie B. Hadden, Connie L. Arnold, Laura M. Curtis, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 75, 152-157
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Culturally-Relevant Online Cancer Education Modules Empower Alaska's Community Health Aides/Practitioners to Disseminate Cancer Information and Reduce Cancer Risk
Discusses a study based on post-training surveys from online learning modules providing cancer education for Community Health Aide/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) serving rural Native Alaskan communities. Details CHA/Ps perceptions of the training and how they plan to apply it in their practice.
Author(s): Katie Cueva, Laura Revels, Melany Cueva, et al.
Citation: Journal of Cancer Education, 33(5), 1102-1109
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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The Electronic Health Literacy and Utilization of Technology for Health in a Remote Hawaiian Community: Lana'i
Examines the use of communication technology by community, staff, and board members of Lanai Community Health Center in Hawaii. Evaluates their level of electronic health literacy and offers recommendations for rural communities regarding the use of technology-enabled care.
Author(s): Nash AK Witten, Joseph Humphry
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(3), 51-59
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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