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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
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HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — Non–Health Care Facilities, 20 Southern U.S. Jurisdictions, 2016
Reports on work by 20 health departments and 24 community-based organizations (CBOs) funded by CDC to provide HIV testing and related services to Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the South. Provides rural-urban data on the number of HIV tests provided, new HIV-positive diagnoses, linking people with HIV infection to medical care, and interviews for partner services.
Author(s): Mariette Marano, Renee Stein, Wei Song, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(28), 778-781
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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
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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
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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
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Exploring Rural Disparities in Medical Diagnoses among Veterans with Transgender-related Diagnoses Utilizing Veterans Health Administration Care
Presents a study on the differences in transgender-related diagnoses of veterans treated by the Veterans Health Administration in rural versus urban areas. Discusses medical conditions associated with transgender veterans, such as substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others.
Author(s): Leigh A. Bukowski, John Blosnich, Jillian C. Shipherd, et al.
Citation: Medical Care, 55(9 Suppl2), S97-S103
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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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
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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 adults.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
Highlights approaches for providing effective services and addressing behavioral health disparities. Directed toward clinicians, substance abuse counselors, program coordinators, educators, community group leaders, policy makers and staff, funding agencies, and other stakeholders. Includes descriptions of sample programs.
Author(s): Kevin L. Nadal, Ford Kuramoto, Patrick Lin
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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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
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