A Portfolio Analysis of Culturally Tailored Trials to Address Health and Healthcare Disparities
Examines the cultural tailoring strategies used in behavioral health trials among racial and ethnic minorities, rural populations, people with low socioeconomic status, individuals with disabilities, people with low health literacy, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities to improve quality of healthcare and reduce health disparities.
Author(s): Marisa Torres-Ruiz, Kaitlynn Robinson-Ector, Dionna Attinson, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(9), 1859 Date: 09/2018 Type: Document view details
Addressing the Health Needs of Sex and Gender Minorities in New Mexico
Describes disparities among sexual and gender minority
(SGM) populations in New Mexico. Covers issues and health
behaviors specific to SGMs, including challenges rural SGMs
face. Offers recommendations to address SGM health
disparities and improve health.
Author(s): Doug Calderwood, Rebecca Dakota, Dawn Hunter, et al. Date: 06/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health view details
A Mixed-Method Assessment of a Pilot Peer Advocate Intervention for Rural Gender and Sexual Minorities
Examines implementation challenges of a peer-based, community health worker intervention intended to help rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people with mental health or substance abuse issues. Details the pilot program, which focused on a diverse area of rural New Mexico, discusses the results and challenges, and offers recommendations based on the findings.
Author(s): Cathleen E. Willging, Audrey Harkness, Tania Israel, et al. Citation: Community Mental Health Journal, 54(4), 395-409 Date: 05/2018 Type: Document view details
Notes from the Field: HIV Infection Investigation in a Rural Area — West Virginia, 2017
Reports on an investigation by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources that began with 10 cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection identified in three counties during January-July 2017. Describes how the investigation broadened to 15 counties based on injection drug use and sexual contacts. Identifies risk reduction and treatment options available in these counties and discusses strategies undertaken to limit further transmission of HIV.
Author(s): Mary E. Evans, Sarah M. Labuda, Vicki Hogan, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(8), 257-258 Date: 03/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men — 27 States and Guam, 2014-2015
Reports on HIV testing behaviors among transgender women, transgender men, gay and bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women. Includes metropolitan and nonmetro demographics for each group, and metro and nonmetro data on HIV testing for transgender men and women.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Emeka Oraka, Hollie Clark, Machell Town, Elizabeth A. DiNenno Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(33), 883-887 Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Health Inequities by Sexual Orientation among New Mexican Adults, 2011-2014
Examines health outcomes and behaviors by sexual
orientation for adults in New Mexico. Covers demographics,
access to healthcare, chronic health conditions, behavioral
risk factors including binge drinking and smoking,
protective factors such as HIV and cervical cancer
screening, and quality of life differences such as mental
health. Includes rural/urban breakdowns for demographics
and addresses disparities by race/ethnicity, including
American Indian/Alaska Native lesbian, gay, and bisexual
Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health view details
LGBTQ Healthcare: Building Inclusive Rural Practices
Discusses the challenges rural LGBTQ individuals face in accessing quality care and what rural healthcare providers can do to improve the healthcare experience for this patient population.
Author(s): Zachary Toliver Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details