Rural Health Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases
Influenza, Tdap, and COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Hesitancy Among Pregnant Women — United States, April 2023
Examines influenza, Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis), and COVID-19 vaccination coverage among women pregnant during the 2022-23 influenza season. Includes data on vaccination coverage for those living in rural and nonrural areas.
Author(s): Hilda Razzaghi, Katherine E. Kahn, Kayla Calhoun, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(39), 1065-1071 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Evaluation of Technology Modernization for SNAP Benefit Redemption Through Online Transactions: Final Evaluation Report
Examines operations of the online purchasing pilot (OPP) that allowed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) retailers to redeem benefits online. Analyzes data from the pilot launch in April 2019 and through the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on online purchasing differences between urban and rural populations, frequency of use, and delivery options of participants.
Author(s): Michele Mendelson, Ayesha Enver, Shannon Hitchcock, et al. Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service view details
Long COVID in Adults: United States, 2022
Provides 2022 National Health Interview Survey data on adults with long COVID according to sex, age, race/ethnicity, family income, and large central metropolitan, large fringe metropolitan, medium and small metropolitan, or nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Dzifa Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Anjel Vahratian, Cria G. Perrine, Jeanne Bertolli Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details
SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Long COVID among California Farmworkers
Examines the prevalence of long COVID among farmworkers in a rural agricultural region of California. Utilizes 2022 California Farmworker Health Study (CFHS) data to analyze 297 farmworkers for COVID-19 health issues according to sex, age, education, household characteristics, and health characteristics.
Author(s): Ana M. Mora, Katherine Kogut, Nimrat K. Sandhu, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
Rural Patient and Provider Perceptions of Telehealth Implemented During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Evaluates patient and provider perceptions of telehealth in a large, rural healthcare system as well as the sustainability of telehealth during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizes 2020-2021 survey data to analyze patient satisfaction with telehealth and its perceived value and efficiency according to providers. Considers the long-term effectiveness of telehealth by assessing differences in missed appointments when compared to in-person visits at a family practice clinic.
Author(s): David Klee, Derek Pyne, Joshua Kroll, William James, Kelly A. Hirko Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 23, 981 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2023
Provides standardized guidelines for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators and exhibitors, farmers, visitors, and those concerned with minimizing health risks from contact with animals. Describes risks from infections such as enteric diseases, rabies, influenza, and others.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Animal Contact Compendium Committee view details
Report to Congress on the Outcome Evaluations of Administration for Native Americans Projects
Provides an overview of 2020 Administration for Native Americans (ANA) projects, with a focus on each project's goals, objectives, accomplishments, and relevant data. Summarizes 33 projects that aim to promote social/cultural, environmental, and economic health and sustainability in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, with several projects addressing population health in rural areas. Discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on ANA projects.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
Tribal Epidemiology Centers: At the Forefront of American Indian/Alaska Native Public Health
Discusses Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and their work with tribal partners to address challenges related to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) data. Includes information on culturally sensitive data collection, the importance of TEC work, AI/AN data best practices, impacts of COVID-19, and more.
Author(s): Laura D. Cassidy, DenYelle Kenyon, Jamie Ritchey, et al. Citation: Public Health Reports, 138(2 suppl) Date: 08/2023 Type: Document view details
Telehealth Use and Perceptions among Prostate Cancer Survivors
Examines the perceptions of telehealth among prostate cancer survivors and considers its perceived usefulness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analyzes survey data from 487 prostate cancer survivors according to age, race, education, income, rural-urban residence, and time of survey.
Author(s): Luke W. Chen, Deborah S. Usinger, Aaron J. Katz Citation: Cancer Medicine, 12(16), 17308-17312 Date: 08/2023 Type: Document view details