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Resources by Topic: Health screening

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2018
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 34 measures, as well as two supplemental measures new in 2018: suicide rate and risk of social isolation. Includes a special focus on persistent health disparities and challenges facing rural seniors.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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HIV Update - Alaska, 2017
Report on HIV and AIDS throughout the state of Alaska in 2017. Discusses the impact of HIV on rural Alaska communities.
Additional links: HIV Surveillance Report - Alaska, 1982-2017
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Preventing and Treating Cancer in Rural America
Policy brief focused on rural cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and cancer survivorship. Provides an overview of rural-specific issues related to cancer. Identifies policy options for addressing cancer in rural areas and includes four brief case studies.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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New Mexico Mobile Screening Program for Miners Brings Care to the Patients
Highlights a New Mexico program that uses screenings, specialty care via telehealth, and collaboration to meet the healthcare needs of miners with occupational lung disease. Services are provided via a mobile screening clinic housed in a semi that goes to 12 locations in the state.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Best Practices for States to Identify and Address Breast Cancer Disparities
Discusses best practices, lessons learned, and resources identified through a breast cancer disparities learning community to assist health departments in Arizona, Tennessee, and West Virginia identify and address unique state and local breast cancer screening disparities.
Author(s): Josh Berry
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Vermont Falls Prevention Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative: Strategies, Successes, and Lessons Learned
Describes the implementation, strategies used, and lessons learned from the Vermont Falls Prevention Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative which is made up of four Vermont counties and affiliated hospitals serving small populations.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Improving Health in the Mississippi Delta through Powerful Engagement
Describes the financial, educational, and healthcare challenges residents of the Mississippi Delta face. Discusses the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, a cancer awareness and prevention program working in rural, African American communities to create a network focused on education, outreach, and advocacy related to cancer.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Health Service Accessibility and Risk in Cervical Cancer Prevention: Comparing Rural Versus Nonrural Residence in New Mexico
Details a study on how geographic accessibility affects rural women's cervical cancer screening rates. Compares rural and urban areas in New Mexico. Breaks down data by travel distance, year, and services provided.
Author(s): Yolanda J. McDonald, Daniel W. Goldberg, Isabel C. Scarinci, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 33(4), 382-392
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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Confronting Adverse Childhood Experiences to Improve Rural Kids’ Lifelong Health
Highlights a western North Carolina school district and a Native American tribe in Wisconsin that are working to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Provides an overview of the impact ACEs have on health and provides data on ACE exposure among rural adults.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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