Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Between Urban and Rural Counties — United States, December 14, 2020–January 31, 2022
Examines COVID-19 vaccination disparities between urban and rural people 5 years of age and older. Discusses factors that may have contributed to vaccination disparities, including healthcare access, views about COVID-19 specifically, and vaccine hesitancy more generally. Provides data based on a 6-level urban-rural classification and a 2-level urban-rural classification, with vaccination coverage by sex, age group, and state. Also includes data on vaccine series completion and receipt of a booster or additional dose.
Author(s): Ryan Saelee, Elizabeth Zell, Bhavini Patel Murthy, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(9), 335-340 Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort
Video series addressing the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, targeted to specific audiences including healthcare providers and rural residents. Covers safety, availability, cost, side effects, vaccine administration, patient education, and more.
Partner Toolkit, Vaccine Education - Rural Audience
Date: 03/2022 Type: Tutorial/Training Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative view details
Providing Health Literate Virtual Health Services: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
Summarizes 3 presentations and a panel discussion from a virtual public workshop held on September 23, 2021 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Roundtable on Health Literacy, covering health-literate telehealth services. Discusses challenges and potential for health literate telehealth, access and equity, and resources available through the HRSA Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT).
Author(s): Board on Population Health Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
A New Era of Health Literacy? Expanded Definitions, Digital Influences, and Rural Inequities
Explores rural challenges to accessing health information that is clear and usable, with insights from experts. Describes recently expanded definitions of health literacy. Discusses digital health literacy and the importance of broadband access and digital health tools for rural residents.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Understanding the "Tool-ish-ness" of Telehealth: Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Neufeld
An interview with clinical psychologist and program director for the Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center, Dr. Jonathan Neufeld. Discusses the role of telehealth in healthcare delivery. Describes how telecommunications tools can be used by providers to bring quality care to rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative: Rural Community Education Toolkit
Offers resources for rural communities to help leaders develop strategies to educate and build confidence about the COVID-19 vaccines. Includes customizable public service announcements, graphics, and other media for sharing facts about vaccination.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative view details
Communication Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines
A collection of audience-specific digital and downloadable resources to help healthcare providers build confidence in COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare staff and patients.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details