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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health screening

Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook
Presents data on health disparities experienced by people living in rural America. Includes national and state-level data on health status, health behaviors, healthcare access, preventive care, and diabetes care.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook, Fact Sheet: Progress in Women's Cancer Screening, But Colon Cancer Lags, Fact Sheet: Rural Minorities Lag on Flu, Pneumonia Immunization
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Bankole Olatosi, Janice C. Probst
Date: 06/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Health, United States, 2007: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans
Presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes data on rural areas - see index under "metropolitan/nonmetropolitan data." 2007 edition includes a special feature on access to care.
Date: 11/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Use of Preventive Services Among Hispanic Sub-Groups: Does One Size Fit All?
Examines the use of preventive health services among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other Latinos and how nation of origin and rural residence influences the use of preventive services.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Myriam E. Torres, Jessica D. Bellinger, Janice C. Probst, Nusrat Harun, Andrew O. Johnson
Date: 07/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Evaluation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services
Reports findings addressing the adoption, integration, delivery, and dissemination of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for clinical preventive services in different types of health plans. Includes some rural-specific information.
Author(s): Alycia Infante, Michael Meit, Thomas Briggs, Caitlin Oppenheimer, Jennifer Benz
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Delivering the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations in a Rural Health Plan
Explores the challenges that one health plan faces in delivering the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations to its rural patient population.
Author(s): Alycia Infante, Michael Meit
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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The Influence of Rural Residence on the Use of Preventive Health Care Services
Study based on 1997 and 1999 data of the utilization of specific preventive healthcare services by rural women and men. Assesses the impact of rural residence, the availability of health care providers and technology, demographic factors, and health insurance status on the likelihood of obtaining the following preventive health care services: blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, colon cancer screening, Pap smears, mammograms, flu shots, and pneumonia vaccinations.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Kathleen Thiede Call, Jill Klingner
Date: 11/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Use of Rapid Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Remote Communities — Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region, Alaska, September 15, 2020-March 1, 2021
Results of an ecologic study of rapid point-of-care antigen testing for COVID-19 in remote Alaskan villages and other community settings, which allowed for same-day identification of infected persons and prompt isolation, contact tracing, and quarantine of close contacts.
Author(s): Ellen Hodges, Brian Lefferts, Elizabeth Bates, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(33), 1120-1123
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Cancer
Provides data and maps reflecting cancer incidence and mortality, comparing rural, nonmetro urban, and metro counties. Explores urban and rural disparities regarding cancer type, access to healthcare for rural residents, risk factors for cancer incidence, and preventative care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Interactive mapping system providing chronic disease related data at the county, place, census tract, and ZIP code level. Covers measures related to health outcomes, prevention, and unhealthy behaviors.
Additional links: Compare Counties, Interactive Map, PLACES Data Portal
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Lists a number of resources pertaining to American Indian and Alaska Native health and healthcare. Features statistics and research, journal articles, and information about health screenings, clinical trials, and other issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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