Rural Health Resources by Topic: Limited English proficient
Association Between Social Vulnerability and a County's Risk for Becoming a COVID-19 Hotspot — United States, June 1–July 25, 2020
Examines associations between social vulnerability and COVID-19 hotspot locations, based on June 1–July 25, 2020 county-level COVID-19 cases and data from the 2018 CDC social vulnerability index. Includes data by level of urbanicity for large metropolitan, small/medium metro, and nonmetro counties. Looks at both social vulnerability overall and specific components, including racial/ethnic minority population, percent of residents who speak English less than well, and housing and transportation vulnerability.
Author(s): Sharoda Dasgupta, Virginia B. Bowen, Andrew Leidner, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(42), 1535-1541 Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
2020 Census: Actions Needed to Address Challenges to Enumerating Hard-to-Count Groups
Examines the U.S. Census Bureau's plans for the 2020 Census to improve the count of hard-to-count groups, which includes people living in rural or geographically isolated areas, racial and ethnic minorities, people with mental and/or physical disabilities, and other groups. Discusses factors that make it challenging to count certain people, including difficulties related to locating, contacting, persuading, and interviewing.
Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Employment, Poverty, and Public Assistance in the Rural United States
Compares economic and demographic characteristics of rural counties by county income level. Includes data on employment, race/ethnicity, and English-language proficiency. Also examines reliance on public sector supports: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and children's health insurance.
Author(s): Rebecca Glauber, Andrew Schaefer Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy view details
Acceptability of an Embodied Conversational Agent-Based Computer Application for Hispanic Women
Examines computer and technology use in adult Hispanic
women living in rural areas. Evaluates the acceptability of
using an embodied conversational agent (ECA) computer
application as a possible method to assist providers and
engage patients in health education. Includes a link to the
relational agents video publicly available.
Author(s): Kristen J. Wells, Coralia Vázquez-Otero, Marissa Bredice, et al. Citation: Hispanic Health Care International, 13(4), 179-185 Date: 2015 Type: Document view details
New Jersey Clinic Promotes Healthy Lifestyles
Profiles the lifestyle and weight management counseling program at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural New Jersey.
Author(s): Candi Helseth Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 02/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Hospitals and Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency
Explores how rural hospitals are meeting the needs of patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), based on a survey of rural hospitals in counties with large established Latino populations and counties with high growth in Latino population between 1990 and 2000. Describes language services provided. Identifies barriers and strengths for providing these services.
Author(s): Myriam E. Torres, Deborah Parra-Medina, Amy Brock Martin, et al. Date: 10/2005 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details