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Resources by Topic: Health screening

CDC COVID Data Tracker
Provides access to maps, charts, and data from the CDC on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and issues related to COVID-19. Includes county-level data on cases and deaths, as well as a mobility section covering transmission and changes in local travel by county and metropolitan/nonmetro status. Also covers many other topics at the state and national level, including testing, demographics, school closures, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Colorado - COVID-19 Just-in-Time ECHO for Primary Care
An ongoing COVID-19 series offered three times a week by an interdisciplinary panel of public health, clinical, and pharmacotherapy experts. Provides COVID-19 updates on testing locations, availability and guidelines, false claims regarding medication management, challenges in primary care particularly related to telehealth, and discussion on de-identified patient cases.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Project ECHO Colorado
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Rural Matters - Coronavirus and the Navajo Nation
Presents a first-hand account of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Navajo Nation. Discusses the social and environmental factors that contribute to the spread of the virus.
Author(s): Heather Kovich
Citation: New England Journal of Medicine, 383, 105-107
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Effectiveness of Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
Uses data on participants from 3 tribally operated healthcare clinics in rural areas to study whether direct mailing of fecal immunochemical test kits is effective in increasing colorectal cancer screening among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Author(s): Donald Haverkamp, Kevin English, Jasmine Jacobs-Wingo, Amanda Tjemsland, David Espey
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Tennessee Governor's Office - Coronavirus Information and Resources
Resources and information on Tennessee's response to COVID-19, including media briefing, daily bulletins, assessment sites, and frequently asked questions about the virus. Includes resources for healthcare providers, health alerts, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee State Government
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HIV Testing Trends at Visits to Physician Offices, Community Health Centers, and Emergency Departments — United States, 2009–2017
Examines HIV testing by setting for visits of males and nonpregnant females to physician offices, community health centers, and emergency departments. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Karen W. Hoover, Ya-Lin A. Huang, Mary L. Tanner, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(25), 776-780
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Most Costly Chronic Medical Condition in America: Experts Talk About the Rural Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Describes the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias in rural areas, the challenges of providing treatment and care, and initiatives underway to address dementia in rural communities.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural/Urban Disparities in the Utilization of Health and Behavioral Assessments/Interventions in the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population
Compares the utilization of Health and Behavioral Assessments and Interventions (HBAI) services by Medicare recipients in rural and urban areas. Includes data on HBAI providers, service units, beneficiaries, and average utilization rate in rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Christian Rhudy, Eugene Shin, Jeffery C. Talbert
Citation: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center Publications
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities ― 19 States, April 2020
Examines COVID-19 cases among workers in 115 meat and poultry processing facilities reported by 19 states. Discusses factors potentially affecting risk for infection, including difficulties with workplace physical distancing and hygiene and crowded living and transportation conditions. Includes recommended changes to address these issues.
Author(s): Jonathan W. Dyal, Michael P. Grant, Kendra Broadwater, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(18), 557-561
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Mitigating COVID-19's Rural Impact on Families At-Risk for Violence and Child Maltreatment and Neglect
Discusses the potential impact of COVID-19 physical distancing measures on rural children experiencing maltreatment and those living in situations of intimate partner violence. Describes how rural communities and providers can help through community awareness efforts and changes to screening and other service delivery approaches.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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