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Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrant and Native-Born Populations in Rural and Urban Places
Describes demographic and economic characteristics of immigrant and native-born people by metropolitan status. Includes data on education level, English language proficiency, poverty level, and other topics. Also provides selected data by citizenship status for rural and urban immigrants.
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Adaptation of a Culturally Relevant Nutrition and Physical Activity Program for Low-Income, Mexican-Origin Parents With Young Children
Describes a 5-year community-based study on obesity intervention programs in children ages 2-8 in two rural Mexican-American communities in California's Central Valley. Discusses family-centered, culturally adapted programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity for children of rural agricultural workers.
Author(s): Lucia Kaiser, Judith Martinez, Marcel Horowitz, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
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Immigrant Sexual Minority Latino Men in Rural North Carolina: An Exploration of Social Context, Social Behaviors, and Sexual Outcomes
Describes key social variables for rural immigrant sexual minority Latino men and examines associations with consistent condom use, number of sex partners, and sexual compulsivity. Includes social behavior and contextual variables, such as language use, ethnicity of close friends, internet and email habits, and more.
Author(s): Paul A. Gilbert, Scott D. Rhodes
Citation: Journal of Homosexuality, 61(8), 1131-1151
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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Predictors of Heavy Episodic Drinking and Weekly Drunkenness among Immigrant Latinos in North Carolina
Analyzes the elements linked with excessive drinking among the rural immigrant Latino male population in North Carolina.
Author(s): Jason Daniel-Ulloa, Beth A. Reboussin, Paul A. Gilbert, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Men's Health, 8(4), 339-348
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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The State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-México Border
Examines the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and border region according to four core areas: trade and economic development, security, sustainability, and quality of life.
Author(s): Erik Lee, Christopher E. Wilson, Francisco Lara-Valencia, et al.
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, North American Center for Transborder Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute
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Poverty, Housing, and the Rural Slum: Policies and the Production of Inequities, Past and Present
Discusses the history of rural, low-income housing in California's San Joaquin Valley and the role of labor, housing, and public health policies within these communities. Details the historical challenges facing immigrant farmworkers and the contributing factors that enabled the creation of rural slums in that area.
Author(s): Sarah M. Ramirez, Don Villarejo
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 102(9), 1664-1675
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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Correlates of Mental Health among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina
Details a study based on interviews with Latino farmworkers in rural North Carolina regarding their general mental health and environmental stressors. Data is broken down by age, legal status, and disorder, among other relevant factors.
Author(s): Rebecca Crain, Joseph G. Grzywacz, Melody Schwantes, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 28(3), 277-285
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Tucson and Bisbee, Arizona, June 9-11, 2002
Minutes of a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services meeting focused on health issues in the U.S.-Mexico Border region, including chronic disease, health services needs related to immigration, malpractice insurance costs, and lack of obstetric services.
Date: 06/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Advancing Prosperity in Rural Indiana: Seven Priorities for Creating Thriving Rural Places, Businesses, and Families
Outlines the priorities for supporting rural Indiana such as providing citizens with essential goods and services, employment opportunities, broadband connection, housing, access to child care, and more. Includes data on rural versus urban population changes, median income, unemployment, immigration, poverty, mental stress, commute time, housing costs, internet access, education, and county-level percentages related to volunteering, population, job automation risk, and more.
Author(s): Carl Rist, Allan Freyer
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Community Action Poverty Institute
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Vaccine Central
Resources to support health departments, community-based organizations, and others with vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
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