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Primary Care Providers Fill Rural Gaps in Autism Resources
Features efforts in Arkansas, Missouri, and Arizona to improve screening and services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Includes methods for preparing primary care providers and providing support for caregivers.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Trends in and Factors Associated with Family Physician-Performed Screening Colonoscopies in the United States: 2016-2021
Examines factors and trends related to family physician (FP)-performed colonoscopy screenings. Analyzes 2016-2021 insurance claims data from 2,943,900 qualified colonoscopies, with data breakdowns according to patient demographics, accrued charges, region, and urban-rural classification, including large central metro, large fringe metro, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan, and noncore. Discusses the impact of FP-performed colonoscopy screenings for certain populations, including rural.
Author(s): Nicholas Edwardson, David van der Goes, V. Shane Pankratz, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Findings from the First Year of a Federally Funded, Direct-to-Consumer HIV Self-Test Distribution Program — United States, March 2023–March 2024
Reports on people who ordered and used a direct-to-consumer HIV self-test through the Together TakeMeHome HIV self-test distribution program. Also provides data on related testing and services used by those requesting the self-test. Includes data by participant location for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Author(s): Travis Sanchez, Robin J. MacGowan, Jennifer Hecht, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(24), 558-564
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Cervical Cancer Screening Rates among Rural and Urban Females, From 2019 to 2022
Analyzes frequency of receiving a recent Papanicolau (Pap) test among rural and urban women aged 21 to 65, using Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data from 2019, 2020, and 2022. Provides screening rate data comparisons by year and by demographic category, including race and ethnicity, age, insurance status, educational level, and more.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Amanda Thaxton Wiggins
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(6), e2417094
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Effort Required and Lessons Learned from Recruiting Health Plans and Rural Primary Care Practices for a Cancer Screening Outreach Study
Explores factors influencing recruitment and enrollment of primary care practices for SMARTER CRC, a rural colorectal cancer (CRC) screening trial in Oregon. Discusses outreach strategies, relationship-building, messaging, reasons for participation among clinical practices and Medicare health plans, and more. Highlights rural-specific factors throughout.
Author(s): Brittany Badicke, Jennifer Coury, Emily Myers, et al.
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 15
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Occurrence and Outcomes in Rural United States: A Scoping Review
Literature review on racial and ethnic disparities in cancer burden, including discussion of cancer incidence, mortality, screening, access, and knowledge among underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in rural areas. Analyzes 30 studies from 2004-2023.
Author(s): Anuli Njoku, Wendemi Sawadogo, Princess Frimpong
Citation: Cancer Control, 31
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Health Disparities in Tennessee
Examines health disparities experienced by Tennessee residents. Measures include life expectancy, health equity, healthcare access, mental health and trauma, infectious disease, chronic disease, cancer, reproductive health, and age-specific health. Features statistics with breakdowns by race, ethnicity, gender, and urban or rural location.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Addressing Food Insecurity in Rural Primary Care: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Barriers and Facilitators
Examines food insecurity (FI) in rural areas and the barriers and facilitators to identifying FI during primary care visits. Provides interview feedback from rural New England primary care practitioners, focused on factors that impact screening for FI and potential interventions to address patient FI. Discusses difficulty of addressing FI in rural geographies, stigma in rural communities, and food resource options from local farms.
Author(s): Kayla E. Jordanova, Arvind Suresh, Chelsey R. Canavan, et al.
Citation: BMC Primary Care, 25, 163
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Health Insurance Coverage and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Postpartum Abuse Screening Among Rural US Residents Who Gave Birth 2016-2020
Examines the relationship among intimate partner violence (IPV), perinatal health insurance coverage, and postpartum IPV screening in rural U.S. communities. Utilizes 2016-2020 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data to analyze insurance status among rural residents, postpartum visits, and IPV screenings.
Author(s): Katy Backes Kozhimannil, Emily C. Sheffield, Alyssa H. Fritz, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Receipt of a Breathing Test in 26 States and the District of Columbia, 2017–2018
Examines prevalence of having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), having risk factors for COPD, and receiving a breathing test according to corresponding risk level. Analyzes 2017-2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 26 states and the District of Columbia, with breakdowns according to sex, race/ethnicity, education, and large central metro, large fringe metro, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan, or rural (noncore) location.
Author(s): Kathleen B. Watson, Janet B. Croft, Anne G. Wheaton, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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