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Disadvantaged Groups Have Greater Spatial Access to Pharmacies in New York State
Examines spatial pharmacy access in low-income and racial minority communities across New York State. Utilizes population weighted mean shortest road network distance (PWMSD) to examine distance to closest pharmacy. Includes Census Tract-level maps showing demographics such as poverty, education level, Black, and Hispanic/Latino quartile percentages and the correlation to pharmacy access. Includes discussion about how rurality factors into pharmacy access for disadvantaged groups.
Author(s): Abhinav Suri, James Quinn, Raymond R. Balise, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 24, 471
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Household Food Insecurity Across Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 2016–21
Provides sociodemographic data on household food insecurity in the United States from 2016 to 2021. Includes data breakdowns according to race/ethnicity, household composition, poverty, employment status, education level, geographic region, metro versus nonmetro location, and more.
Author(s): Laura J. Hales, Alisha Coleman-Jensen
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Racial, Ethnic, and Rural Disparities in Distance to Physicians among Decedents with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Washington State
Evaluates travel distance to the nearest neurologist and primary care physician among people whose cause of death was related to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) in the state of Washington. Utilizes 2011-2021 mortality data. Includes breakdowns of distance to care by race, ethnicity, and level of rurality. Highlights geographic access disparities experienced by American Indian, Alaska Native, and Hispanic people.
Author(s): Solmaz Amiri, Jonae I. Keffeler, Dennis R. Crain, Justin T. Denney, Dedra Buchwald
Citation: Alzheimer's & Dementia, 2024, 1-8
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Reaching the Unheard: Overcoming Challenges in Health Research with Hard-to-Reach Populations
Analyzes strategies to engage hard-to-reach populations in health research. Discusses two case studies focused on specific issues in health research: breast cancer screening among rural and urban Mexican women in Illinois and mental health needs of Afghan refugees in Oklahoma. Provides reflection on issues such as cultural competency, language used in research, cultural identity and representation of research staff, choosing appropriate research sites, and more.
Author(s): Venera Bekteshi, Munjireen Sifat, Darla E. Kendzor
Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health, 23, 61
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Spatial and Temporal Analysis of HIV Clinical Outcomes in Florida Reveals Counties with Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities During 2012-2019
Analyzes health and treatment disparities among White, Hispanic, and Black people with HIV in Florida, covering viral suppression and immune reconstitution, impact of social and ecological factors, geographic variation, and changes over time. Utilizes 2012-2019 Florida Department of Health Ryan White program enrollee data. See Supplemental Table 1 for county-by-county data on risk of non-suppression among Black versus Non-Black people with HIV.
Author(s): Shannan N Rich, Yiyang Liu, Rebecca Fisk-Hoffman, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 749
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Postpartum Abuse Screening Among Rural US Residents who Gave Birth 2016-2020
Describes rates of self-reported intimate partner violence among rural residents before or during pregnancy, and the frequency by which different racial or ethnic groups are not screened for abuse after giving birth. Uses 2016-2020 data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), a population-based surveillance survey. Features statistics with breakdowns by race or ethnicity.
Author(s): Emily C. Sheffield, Alyssa H. Fritz, Katy Backes Kozhimannil
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Critical Lessons from a Pragmatic Randomized Trial of Home-Based COVID-19 Testing in Rural Native American and Latino Communities
Examines the impact of utilizing community health workers (CHWs) to provide COVID-19 home testing in rural Latino and Native American communities. Includes data on completion of COVID-19 tests and provides qualitative feedback on accessibility, feasibility, and completion of COVID-19 home testing with CHW assistance.
Author(s): Eliza Webber, Sonia Bishop, Paul K. Drain, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Factors Associated With Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Outcomes
Analyzes social determinants of health and demographic factors influencing racial and ethnic disparities in treatment response among rectal cancer patients. Provides data breakdowns of factors associated with patient outcomes, including treatment facilities' level of rurality. Highlights disparities experienced by Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black patients relative to non-Hispanic White patients.
Author(s): Rebecca M. Shulman, Mengying Deng, Elizabeth A. Handorf, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(2), e240044
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Understanding Historically Marginalized & Minoritized Populations in the Forgotten Middle: Chart Pack & Case Studies
Chart pack and case studies from a project on current and future disparities in finances, housing, and health among middle-income older adults. Highlights barriers experienced by Black, Hispanic, and rural populations, including discussion of service availability, transportation, income, and other aspects of access to care.
Additional links: Project Overview
Author(s): Sarah Rayel, Dianne Munevar, Ryan Murphy, et al.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC at the University of Chicago
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Creating Community-Based Health Education Materials for Indigenous Farmworkers
Describes the importance of accessible and culturally relevant resources for Mexican and Central American Indigenous farmworkers, and outlines steps for health education material development. Identifies techniques for promoting health literacy and encouraging community input. Highlights the importance of distinguishing Mesoamerican Indigenous farmworkers from non-Indigenous Latino populations.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Language Access Florida, National Center for Farmworker Health, Rural Women's Health Project
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