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Resources by Topic: Health screening

Child Maltreatment 2018
Reports on children who received a child protective services, children who died of abuse and neglect, and children who are victims of maltreatment on the national level using data collected from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). Provides comments regarding the availability and access to child protective services in rural areas of Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, and North Dakota, and how some counties respond to child abuse and neglect screenings, referrals, and the provision of services.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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A Bivariate Mapping Tutorial for Cancer Control Resource Allocation Decisions and Interventions
Discusses the utility of geographic information systems software (ArcGIS) with public health data to inform resource allocation and public health interventions for cancer control planning. Provides step-by-step guidance for developing a bivariate choropleth map (map of two variables) using county data from South Carolina's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for cervical cancer screening, and data on the availability of cervical cancer screening providers in South Carolina's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Author(s): Claire Biesecker, Whitney E. Zahnd, Heather M. Brandt, Swann Arp Adams, Jan M. Eberth
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services: Evidence Summary
Summarizes research on achieving health equity in preventive services including screening, counseling, medication, and management for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in adult patients by identifying the effects of impediments and barriers that create disparities, and the effectiveness of strategies and interventions to reduce them. Study reports barriers that resulted in, or explained a disparity in preventive service, and the effectiveness of the clinician-patient relationship, health information technology and health system intervention. Studies included African Americans, Hispanics, Korean and Chinese Americans, and rural and low-income patients.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare
Examines rural/urban differences in the quality of healthcare received by Medicare beneficiaries in 2018, with breakdowns by race and ethnicity. Focuses on patient experience and clinical care measures, including screening for and management of health conditions and medication-related issues.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Differences in Preventive Care Among Rural Residents by Race and Ethnicity
Explores race and ethnicity as a factor in rural preventive care delivery. Breaks down vaccination rates and cancer rates by race/ethnicity and discusses potential implications of the findings.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Marizen R. Ramirez, Ashley Hernandez, Rachel Hardeman, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Behavioral Health Service Provision by Primary Care Physicians
Results of a 2019 survey of 313 physicians, examining physician medical specialty and practice characteristics, patient population characteristics, physician practices for screening and diagnosing patients for behavioral health disorders, and roles in managing patients with behavioral health disorders. Features statistics on various types of disorders, with breakdowns by rural and nonrural settings.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Angela J. Beck, Cory Page, Jessica Buche, Victoria Schoebel, Caitlyn Wayment
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Michigan Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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Cascades of Care After Incidental Findings in a US National Survey of Physicians
Results of a study estimating the national frequency and consequences of cascades of testing and treatment after incidental findings on screening and diagnostic tests. Features statistics including physician characteristics associated with self-reported harm from cascades, with breakdowns by practice location in urban, suburban, or rural areas.
Author(s): Ishani Ganguli, Arabella L. Simpkin, Claire Lupo
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 2(10)
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Impact of Rurality on Diabetes Screening in the US
Examines diabetes screening in urban, suburban, and rural areas, using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 2011 through 2017.
Author(s): Phoebe Tran, Lam Tran, Liem Tran
Citation: BMC Public Health,19, 1190
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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Implementation of Liver Cancer Education Among Health Care Providers and Community Coalitions in the Cherokee Nation
Describes an intervention in 2017-2018 to plan and implement activities to increase knowledge and awareness of liver cancer prevention among Cherokee Nation health care providers. Includes recommendations to improve viral hepatitis surveillance, increase support for strategies to eliminate hepatitis B virus, and enhance services including risk factor screening and serologic testing.
Author(s): Behnoosh Momin, Jorge Mera, Whitney Essex, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Obesity and Diabetes in the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska: From Community Engagement to Action, 2014-2019
Describes interventions implemented on the Winnebago Tribe reservation in rural Nebraska and Iowa, focusing on community-selected and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental improvements to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes. Strategies include infant and childhood obesity prevention education, promotion of healthy foods and beverages, and improvements to pedestrian safety and built environment.
Author(s): Larry Alonso, Lorelei Decora, Ursula Bauer
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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