State Health Assessment 2020: Arkansas's Big Health Problems
Identifies the greatest health challenges for Arkansas,
current initiatives to address them, and options for future
action. Includes county-level data throughout and focuses
on rural health in chapter six. Addresses state
demographics, life expectancy, infant mortality,
disparities, health literacy, public health issues, the
cost of poor health, and more.
Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health view details
Health Literacy in Clinical Research: Practice and Impact: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of presentations and discussions held April 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. by the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Topics include challenges for diverse populations' participation in clinical trials, best practices, and health literacy strategies for effective communication with participants. Chapter 4 includes a description of clinical trials during which researchers conducted health literacy interventions in cancer screenings in mainly rural areas.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
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 Nevada 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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details