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Resources by Topic: Health screening

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.
Location: 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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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
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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“Taking the Bull by the Horns”: Four Principles to Align Public Health, Primary Care, and Community Efforts to Improve Rural Cancer Control
Commentary on the CDC MMWR report, Invasive Cancer Incidence, 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties — United States. Discusses factors contributing to rural cancer disparities and identifies opportunities to improve rural cancer control.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Wheeler, Melinda M. Davis
Location: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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BRCA Genetic Testing and Receipt of Preventive Interventions Among Women Aged 18-64 Years with Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 2009–2014
Reports on rural and urban rates of genetic testing to identify women at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, with data by age group and region. Also examines rural and urban post-test preventive interventions, including mastectomy, MRI, mammography, and genetic counseling.
Author(s): Katherine Kolor, Zhuo Chen, Scott D. Grosse, et al.
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(15), 1-11
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry
Video highlighting a faith-based HIV/AIDS program in northeast Ohio that provides support groups, an HIV clinic, children's programs, a food and household item pantry, a housing program, and a peer navigator program.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Cancer: Data, Disparities, and Determination - Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
Webinar recording highlighting a recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article addressing rural disparities in cancer incidence and death rates. Also discusses community-level approaches to reduce the risk of cancer among rural populations.
Additional links: Audio Version, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Improving Access to High Quality Sepsis Care in a South Dakota Emergency Telemedicine Network
Research and policy brief exploring whether emergency department-based telemedicine networks using real-time access to sepsis experts can improve outcomes and decrease variation in care. Discusses a pilot program for Critical Access Hospitals in South Dakota-based Avera Health's 140-hospital network in 12 states. Includes statistics for patients with positive sepsis screens from Sept. 2016 to March 2017.
Author(s): Nicholas M. Mohr, Brian Skow, Amy Wittrock, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center
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HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men — 27 States and Guam, 2014-2015
Reports on HIV testing behaviors among transgender women, transgender men, gay and bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women. Includes metropolitan and nonmetro demographics for each group, and metro and nonmetro data on HIV testing for transgender men and women.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Emeka Oraka, Hollie Clark, Machell Town, Elizabeth A. DiNenno
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(33), 883-887
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Care Access and Utilization Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014
Provides detailed statistics on healthcare access and utilization for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population as a whole, as well as multiple- and single-race NHPI populations, with comparisons to other groups and to the U.S. population. Topics addressed include health insurance coverage, usual place of care, emergency department visits, delayed care due to cost, dentist visits, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination, and HIV screening.
Author(s): Carla E. Zelaya, Adena M. Galinsky, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Location: Vital Health Statistics, 3(41)
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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