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Resources by Topic: Health literacy

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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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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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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Perceived Benefits and Barriers of a Community-Based Diabetes Prevention and Management Program
Examines the factors that motivate or impede participation in a community-based diabetes program by individuals who are overweight or obese adults with diabetes and prediabetes, and living in predominately rural counties of West Virginia. Provides suggestions for improving future diabetes prevention and management programs.
Author(s): Samantha Shawley-Brzoska, Ranjita Misra
Citation: Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(3), 58
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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Addressing Hepatitis C within a Southwest Tribal Community
Presents a study on a tribal-based hepatitis C (HCV) intervention to identify and treat HCV in a rural tribal community. Highlights data by age and gender of HCV patients from 2009-2014.
Author(s): Francine C. Gachupin, Rene Harbaugh, Alex Amarillas, et al.
Citation: Ethnicity and Disease, 28(4), 549–554
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Promising Practices to Build Healthy Active Native Communities
Highlights promising practices to improve the health and wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Discusses programs designed to incorporate Native cultural beliefs into healthy eating practices and fitness regimens that support physical well-being.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Indian Physicians
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