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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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Behavioral Health Care Managers: An Approach to Integrating Behavioral Health in Rural Primary Care Practices
Describes the benefits of integrating behavioral healthcare into rural primary care practice to improve access to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and improve health outcomes. Highlights the role of a behavioral health care manager (BHCM) to screen and monitor patients, coordinate care with other healthcare providers, track treatment response, and recommend patient medications. Discusses the advantage of providing behavioral healthcare via telehealth, and importance of establishing clinical support and guidance for the BHCM.
Author(s): George Nasra
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence
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Hunger Vital Sign Toolkit
Provides a screening tool for identifying households at risk of food insecurity and poor health outcomes linked to food insecurity. Includes detailed information on the development of this resource, with the intent that other organizations may use it to develop and implement similar social risk screening tools.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Vermont Food Access in Health Care Consortium
A collection of resources that rural communities can use to develop programs addressing food access. Includes resources for delivering services, such as information on produce prescriptions and food insecurity screening, and tools for program evaluation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on cancer risks, prevention and screening, access to cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP)
National Institutes of Health program promoting research projects studying COVID-19 testing patterns in communities in the United States and its territories as well as tribal nations. Provides data on disparities in infection rates, disease progression, health outcomes, access to healthcare, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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