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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Minorities

Children Growing Up in Rural America: Characteristics and Challenges of a Changing Population
Discusses rural children and poverty rates. Addresses differences by region and race/ethnicity, as well as contributing factors and federal programs that help address rural poverty.
Author(s): Marybeth Mattingly, Cynthia Duncan
Citation: Rural Voices, 19(1), 4-6
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Health Disparities in Rural Women
Discusses the health disparities that exist for rural women in all categories of women's health, including obstetric and gynecologic outcomes and access to care. Covers programs to improve healthcare services for rural women and recommendations to reduce health disparities.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature
Summarizes methods and findings used to identify sources of long-standing health disparities in Minnesota. Discusses populations experiencing health inequities and provides data on health disparities and inequities. Covers policy recommendations to address health disparities and inequities in Minnesota.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Widening Rural-Urban Disparities in Life Expectancy, U.S., 1969-2009
Examined the trends in rural and urban disparities in life expectancy at birth in the U.S. between 1969-2009. Features statistics for socioeconomic, demographic, and health characteristics and life expectancy, with breakdowns by five rural and urban categories.
Author(s): Gopal K. Singh, Mohammad Siahpush
Citation: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(2), e19-e29
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
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The Increasing Diversity of America's Youth: Children Lead the Way to a New Era
Examines the diversity of children in the U.S. and changes over time. Addresses population and diversity trends for nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Kenneth M. Johnson, Andrew Schaefer, Daniel T. Lichter, Luke T. Rogers
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Identifying Environmental Health Priorities in Underserved Populations: A Study of Rural Versus Urban Communities
Reports on a study using community engaged focus groups to compare environmental health concerns among minorities in rural and urban communities in Alabama.
Author(s): M.C. Bernhard, M.B. Evans, S.T. Kent, et al.
Citation: Public Health, 127(11), 994-1004
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Ancel Keys Lecture: Adventures (and Misadventures) in Understanding (and Reducing) Disparities in Stroke Mortality
Discusses the racial and geographic disparities in stroke mortality in the U.S. with a goal of determining which intervention methods will best reduce disparities.
Author(s): George Howard
Citation: Stroke, 44(11), 3254-3259
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Inadequate Prenatal Care Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in the Rural United States, 2005
Covers the issue of perinatal outcomes in rural areas across the United States in 2005 with a focus on inadequate prenatal care among certain racial and ethnic groups. Includes data on inadequate prenatal care by race/ethnicity for most states. Part four in a series of four reports on perinatal health in the rural U.S.
Author(s): Laura-Mae Baldwin, Meredith A. Fordyce, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Low Birth Weight Rates Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in the Rural United States, 2005
Part two in a four-part series reporting on perinatal health in the rural U.S. Focuses on low birth weight rates in rural areas by race/ethnicity, including a chart with data by state.
Author(s): Laura-Mae Baldwin, Meredith A. Fordyce, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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2012 Annual Report United States-Mexico Border Health Commission
Provides updates on Border Health Commission initiatives and activities in binationally-identified priority areas, while addressing specific accomplishments and proposed future actions.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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