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Resources by Topic: Health screening

Advancing Progress in the Development and Implementation of Effective, High-Quality Cancer Screening: Proceedings of a Workshop
Details a workshop during which presenters and participants described challenges to current cancer screening methods and discussed opportunities for improvement to ultimately reduce cancer morbidity and mortality. Provides information on populations in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Health Care Services
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health
Reports on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in California, addressing the health impacts of ACEs and stress, economic costs, and public health implications of the issue. Discusses initiatives that increase access to screening and treatment for ACEs in urban, rural, and tribal communities. Explores prevention strategies among public health, social service, early childhood, education, and justice agencies.
Author(s): D Bhushan, K Kotz, J McCall, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Office of the Surgeon General
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Assessing Clinical Quality Performance and Staffing Capacity Differences Between Urban and Rural Health Resources and Services Administration-Funded Health Centers in the United States: A Cross Sectional Study
Study comparing quality of medical care in urban and rural health centers funded by the Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) using 2017 Uniform Data System data and 2016 Area Health Resources File data for 1,373 health centers, over 600 of which are rural. Examines 15 reported quality measures related to prevention, care management, and clinical outcomes.
Author(s): Nadereh Pourat, Xiao Chen, Connie Lu, et al.
Citation: PLOS One, 15(12), e0242844
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program
Recording of a November 16, 2020 webinar providing information about HRSA's allocation of funds to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing and HRSA's RHC testing terms and conditions. Includes information on the RHC COVID-19 Reporting Portal, a list of frequently asked questions, and contact information for COVID-19 testing technical assistance. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 11/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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COVID-19 and Rural Health Clinics: Ask Us Anything!!
Recording of a November 23, 2020 webinar offering responses to common questions about the funding of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) COVID-19 testing and the required reporting. Identifies links to resources related to COVID-19 testing in RHCs and in rural areas. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 11/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Social and Systemic Inequities
Highlights the racial and ethnic disparities related to the social determinants of health. Breaks down rates of poverty, broadband access, education, and insurance, among other measures, of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian American and Pacific Islander populations in rural and urban areas.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Lung Cancer Staging at Diagnosis in the Veterans Health Administration: Is Rurality an Influencing Factor? A Cross‐Sectional Study
Highlights a study on the correlation between the stage of lung cancer at point of diagnosis and rurality of the patient being treated by the Veterans Health Administration. Breaks down patient data by age, race, and region, among others measures.
Author(s): Rolando Sanchez, Yunshu Zhou, Mary S. Vaughan Sarrazin, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 36, 484-495
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
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Urban–Rural Disparities in Access to Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening in Missouri and Illinois
Investigates the relationship between rurality and access to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening. Includes county-level maps for Missouri and Illinois, with data on LDCT access, lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people, and prevalence of adult smoking.
Author(s): Karthik Rohatgi, Christine Marx, Marquita Lewis-Thames, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
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Computerized Capability of Office-Based Physicians to Identify Patients Who Need Preventive or Follow-up Care — United States, 2017
Examines the capability among U.S. office-based physicians to provide electronic reminders to decrease missed care. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Damon F. Ogburn, Brian W. Ward, Alicia Ward
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(44), 1622-1624
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare
Examines rural/urban differences in the quality of healthcare received by Medicare beneficiaries in 2019, with breakdowns by race and ethnicity. Focuses on patient experience and clinical care measures, including screening for and management of health conditions and medication-related issues.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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