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Telehealth Use and Experiences Among California Adults
Brief outlining 2021 telehealth use and satisfaction by various California populations. Includes usage by insurance type, race and ethnicity, primary language, and more. Data breakdown includes rural residence.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Linking Local-Level Chronic Disease and Social Vulnerability Measures to Inform Planning Efforts: A COPD Example
Examines chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its relationship to community vulnerability. Utilizes multiple data sources to analyze the relationship between chronic disease and social vulnerability at the county and census-tract level, with a focus on socioeconomic factors, household composition and disability, minority status and language, and housing type and transportation. Includes U.S. maps showing prevalence of COPD and social vulnerability.
Author(s): Susan A. Carlson, Kathleen B. Watson, Sarah Rockhill, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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English Learners and Students with Disabilities in Rural Public Schools
Provides 2019 data to show percentages of students who are English language learners or who have disabilities according to city, suburban, town, or rural locale.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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Disparities in Health and Health Care: 5 Key Questions and Answers
Defines health and healthcare disparities and discusses the social and economic inequities that drive them. Provides details on the current status of health disparities in the U.S. including rural, the importance of addressing them, and what the federal government is doing to alleviate health disparities. Identifies related issues to be addressed in the future.
Author(s): Nambi Ndugga, Samantha Artiga
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Health and Health Care in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Examines the differences in sociodemographic characteristics, health coverage, access to care, and health outcomes of populations in the U.S.-Mexico border states to guide efforts addressing the needs of border communities. Analysis is based on 2019 county-level data from the American Community Survey (ACS) five-year data tables, Health Resources and Services Administration's Area Health Resource Files (AHRF), Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS), and 2020 data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) WONDER database.
Author(s): Drishti Pillai, Samantha Artiga
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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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
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Living and Learning Through COVID-19 - Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
Profiles how two CAHs in rural Lincoln County, Oregon, prepared for and responded to a COVID-19 outbreak. Discusses steps taken to address staffing, supply chain, and cultural awareness challenges that emerged during the pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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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.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Self-Reported Occupational Injuries and Perceived Occupational Health Problems among Latino Immigrant Swine Confinement Workers in Missouri
Describes self-reported occupational injuries and perceived occupational health problems among Latino immigrants working in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Missouri. Includes statistics on occupational injuries; health status; healthcare access; and demographics, such as age, education, English language proficiency, marital status, length of employment, and more.
Author(s): Athena K. Ramos, Axel Fuentes, Marcela Carvajal-Suarez
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2018, 8710901
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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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
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