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Resources by Topic: Health screening

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 status, health outcomes, prevention, and health risk behaviors.
Additional links: Compare Counties, Interactive Map, PLACES Data Portal
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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 data on vaccinations, cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for each county and cases and deaths nationally for metropolitan compared to nonmetro counties. Includes metro/nonmetro data on vaccination levels, nationally, by state, and by county. Also includes rural, suburban, and urban data on vaccine confidence, nationally and by state. Also covers many other topics at the state and national level, including vaccination, testing, and more.
Additional links: COVID-19 Integrated County View, COVID-19 Vaccination Equity (Metro/Nonmetro), Trends in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States, by County-level Population Factors, Trends in COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in the US
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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Providing Developmental Screenings and Services in Rural Communities
Discusses barriers rural communities face in providing developmental screenings to children. Highlights a program in Alaska that builds community coalitions to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood programs and to provide screenings and referrals. Offers recommendations for others seeking to build early childhood development coalitions.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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The Unidos Initiative: Mobilizing to Eliminate Barriers to Health and Healthcare in Farmworker Communities
Highlights an initiative to promote health literacy and screenings for skin cancer among farmworkers in AZ and CA. Breaks down program structure and partners.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bristol-Myers Squib Foundation, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Vista Community Clinic
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HDPulse Data Portal
Provides access to a wide range of health disparities data at the state and county level. Includes data on mortality by cause of death, socioeconomic factors and demographics, health screening, and risk factors. To access the county-level data, select a state and view either the map or table for a specific topic.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
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AIDSVu
Interactive map for accessing data on HIV and AIDS from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's national HIV surveillance database. Includes county-level data on prevalence and new diagnoses by age, race, gender, and transmission category. Also includes testing and treatment center locations.
Type: Website
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Organized, Evidence-Based Care: Oral Health Integration
Provides tools to support the integration of oral healthcare into primary care practice. Includes a guide with topics focusing on screening for oral health risk factors and disease, the development of preventive interventions, the role of health information technology, staffing options, collecting data for quality improvement, and case examples of oral healthcare integration in rural primary care settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
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