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Resources by Topic: Health literacy

Tobacco Use and Health Insurance Literacy Among Vulnerable Populations: Implications for Health Reform
Results of a study examining health insurance literacy among tobacco users, with data collected from 631 lower-income, predominantly minority residents of rural Virginia. Features statistics on insurance choice and cost, age, race, education, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Robert T. Braun, Yaniv Hanoch, Andrew J. Barnes
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 17, 729
Date: 11/2017
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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Rural Health Literacy: Who's Delivering Health Information?
Describes the role that school nurses, newspapers, public libraries, churches, public health departments, and hub-and-spoke academic institutions can play in supporting health literacy and providing consumer health information. Features examples from several states.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Literacy Rural Health Chat
Summary of an April 2017 Twitter chat focused on rural health literacy issues. Documents a conversation among rural health literacy experts addressing a range of topics, including health literacy issues specific to rural areas, what healthcare providers and community organizations can do, and resources available to address rural health literacy.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Literacy: Understanding Skills and Demands is Key to Improvement
Provides an overview of the health literacy concerns in rural areas, with insights from researchers and other health literacy experts. Discusses both the skills and demands sides of health literacy and how rural healthcare providers can help their patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hydration and Cooling Practices Among Farmworkers in Oregon and Washington
Details a study on farmworkers' knowledge and practice of hydration and cooling measures in Oregon and Washington. Breaks down data by crops grown, main job tasks, and modes of hydration and cooling, among others factors.
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Bethel, June T. Spector, Jennifer Krenz
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 22(3), 222-228
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Improving Health Care for Spanish-Speaking Rural Dairy Farm Workers
Evaluation of a project to improve services offered by Dartmouth Geisel Migrant Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center. The 25 participants were dairy workers originally from Southern Mexico who were employed on 6 farms in Vermont and New Hampshire during the 7 months of the study.
Author(s): Caledonia Buckheit, Dwan Pineros, Ardis Olson, Deborah Johnson, Stephen Genereaux
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(1), 91-93
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Opioid Overdose Experience, Risk Behaviors, and Knowledge in Drug Users from a Rural Versus an Urban Setting
Highlights a study on the overdose knowledge of opioid users from both rural and urban areas. Details participants' experience with overdosing and their responses to the Brief Opioid Overdose Knowledge (BOOK) questionnaire.
Author(s): Kelly E. Dunn, Frederick S. Barrett, Claudia Yepez-Laubach, et al.
Citation: Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment, 71, 1-7
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
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The Impact of Health Literacy on Rural Adults’ Satisfaction with a Multi-Component Intervention to Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake
Examines if health literacy influences study participants' perceptions and satisfaction with different components of SIPsmartER, a behavioral health intervention designed to reduce sugary beverage intake in rural, low socioeconomic adults in Virginia. Includes SIPsmartER assessment and health literacy data by annual income, employment status, health insurance, and others.
Author(s): A. N. Bailey, K. J. Porter, J. L. Hill, et al.
Citation: Health Education Research, 31(4), 492-508
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
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The Reverend’s Revolution: A Kid-First Approach to Community Health
Features the work of Reverend Richard Joyner and the Conetoe Family Life Center, a North Carolina nonprofit focused on youth development and improving community health.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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