The Intersection of Rural Residence and Minority Race/Ethnicity in Cancer Disparities in the United States
Examines differences in cancer rates and outcomes according
to individuals' rural residence and race/ethnicity.
Discusses the role racism and social determinants of health
play in cancer disparities. Includes cancer incidence and
mortality rates by racial/ethnic groups and rural versus
Author(s): Whitney E. Zahnd, Cathryn Murphy, Marie Knoll, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), 1384 Date: 02/2021 Type: Document view details
Con Alma Health Foundation: Health Equity and COVID Relief
An interview with Dolores E. Roybal, executive director of Con Alma Health Foundation, sharing how this New Mexico foundation partnered with other funders to provide almost $2 million in grants and created an advisory committee of immigrant-led, immigrant-serving organizations to address barriers limiting access to services.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Social Determinants of Health: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America
Recorded presentation by Jan Probst on social determinants of health in rural America. Offers definitions of social determinants of health and rurality, and discusses economic dynamics of rural areas, education, and the importance of cooperative efforts to make change, with examples of such efforts in South Carolina.
Date: 12/2020 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway view details
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
Practicing Holistic Review in Medical Education
Issue brief that explores holistic review in medical school admissions and key issues related to diversifying and assessing medical school applicants and cohorts in order to expand the healthcare workforce in rural, minority, and underserved areas. Discusses the history and purpose of holistic review, which considers not only academic measures of potential success but also applicants' life experiences, socioeconomic background, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and disability status, among other characteristics. Recaps informant interviews describing issues and lessons learned from medical school administrators, particularly related to applicant evaluation and emerging assessment methods.
Author(s): Tim Bates, Sunita Mutha, Janet Coffman Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF view details
The Role of Public Health in COVID-19 Emergency Response Efforts From a Rural Health Perspective
Examines the difficulties rural communities face in
responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the
southeastern region of the U.S. Discusses the COVID-19
Community Vulnerability Index, a tool that analyzes
epidemiological factors, socioeconomic status, and other
indicators to determine which communities are at an
increased risk of COVID-19.
Author(s): Sandra Melvin, Corey Wiggins, Nakeitra Burse, Erica Thompson, Mauda Monger Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17 Date: 07/2020 Type: Document view details
Advance Care Planning: New Realities in Times of COVID-19
Examines the challenges of advance care planning, planning for decision-making in times of medical crisis, due to COVID-19. Shares insights from clinicians and others involved in helping rural patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details