Connecting Minority-Serving Institutions and Rural Research
Discusses minority serving institutions (MSI) and their role in rural research. Highlights rural-focused research systems, research of MSIs, and opportunities for integration of the two.
Author(s): Marjory Givens, Brian Dabson, Hilary Joyner, Olivia Little Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute view details
Engaging Community Health Workers/Youth Ambassadors to Improve Health Literacy: Proceedings of a Workshop – in Brief
Summarizes presentations and discussions from an April 2023 workshop on the use of community health workers and youth ambassadors to promote health literacy in their communities. Highlights lessons learned by Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 and the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) grantees who implemented health literacy approaches in community health worker and youth ambassador programs. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Ohio 2023 Health Value Dashboard
Provides an overview of population health status in Ohio, with a focus on healthcare spending, access to care, public health and prevention initiatives, physical environment, workforce, mental health, policy, and social determinants of health (SDOH). Provides equity profiles of select disadvantaged groups as well as rural population health considerations and county-level data on suicides and COVID-19 mortality.
Author(s): Hailey Akah, Carrie Almasi, Amy Bush Stevens, Nick Wiselogel Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio view details
Federal Policy to Advance Racial, Ethnic, and Tribal Health Equity
Report explores the role of federal policy in creating or perpetuating racial, ethnic, and tribal health inequities. Discusses how past and current federal policies, directly related to healthcare or not, affect the health and well-being of racial and ethnic minorities, including American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Date: 2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
Provides a framework for the federal government's strategic plan to prevent and reduce homelessness in the United States 25% by 2025. Discusses the current state of homelessness; feedback gained from listening sessions and public comments; disparities for LGBTQ+ persons, racial minorities, the formerly incarcerated, and those with disabilities; and the social determinants that cause homelessness. Includes strategic planning that collaborates with federal housing, mental health, and drug control agencies.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness view details
Cancer Clinical Trials: Federal Actions and Selected Non-Federal Practices to Facilitate Diversity of Patients
Examines actions taken by federal agencies to increase diverse population enrollment in cancer clinical trials as well as practices by non-federal cancer centers to facilitate diverse enrollment. Discusses strategies such as collaboration, reducing barriers, data standardization, training, utilization of community ambassadors, and more. Focuses on inclusion of underrepresented groups such as racial/ethnic minorities, young adults, older adults, those with low incomes, women, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons, and people living in rural communities.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Disparities in Years of Potential Life Lost Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in Washington State
Explores rates of premature mortality among racial and ethnic minorities in Washington State. Compares rates of potential life lost for people of non-Hispanic Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and multiracial groups to the rates of the non-Hispanic White population. Highlights rurality as a factor as well.
Author(s): Solmaz Amiri, Sandte L. Stanley, Justin T. Denney, Dedra Buchwald Citation: Archives of Public Health, 80, 211 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
Achieving Health Equity in US Suicides: A Narrative Review and Commentary
Discusses suicide mortality disparities by different demographics, such as age, race, veteran status, and rurality, among others. Tracks suicide rates from 1999-2019 and highlights rates by specific demographic group.
Author(s): Seth W. Perry, Jacob C. Rainey, Stephen Allison, et al. Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1360 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details