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Resources by Topic: Obesity and weight control

Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook
Presents data on health disparities experienced by people living in rural America. Includes national and state-level data on health status, health behaviors, healthcare access, preventive care, and diabetes care.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook, Fact Sheet: Progress in Women's Cancer Screening, But Colon Cancer Lags, Fact Sheet: Rural Minorities Lag on Flu, Pneumonia Immunization
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Bankole Olatosi, Janice C. Probst
Date: 06/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Overweight and Physical Inactivity among Rural Children Aged 10-17: A National and State Portrait
Examines the presence of overweight and obesity among children in both rural and urban settings using the data from a national survey.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Jihong Liu, Kevin J. Bennett, Nusrat Harun, et al.
Date: 05/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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The 2005 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Includes chapters focused on collaborations in rural communities, rural access to obstetrical services, and obesity in rural communities. Also examines rural welfare reform, including barriers faced by TANF recipients in the areas of transportation, child care, and the rural labor market. Includes recommendations to address these issues.
Date: 04/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Nebraska City, Nebraska, June 6-8, 2004
Minutes from a June 2004 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Meeting included a panel discussion about healthcare in Nebraska, as well as discussion from the subcommittees looking at access to obstetrical services, obesity, and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
Date: 06/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Weight, and Weight Control Activities Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Reports on hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol screening, weight control, and exercise among rural populations, with an emphasis on rural minorities.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Diagnostic Risk Factors & Improvement Activities Among Rural African Americans, Fact Sheet: Diagnostic Risk Factors & Improvement Activities Among Rural Hispanics
Author(s): P. Daniel Patterson, Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 12/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Kentucky County Data Profiles
Dashboard providing interactive charts and graphs on a variety of topics by county for Kentucky. Covers healthcare, housing, broadband access, economics, workforce, agriculture, and more. Healthcare-specific topics include employment, providers, obesity, smoking, uninsured population, and physical activity.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
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Arkansas State Health Improvement Plan 2021-2025
Offers data on Arkansas health in 5 priority areas: access to care, behavioral health, infectious disease and vaccinations, maternal and infant health, and obesity. Discusses trends over time and identifies action steps to improve health indicators. Includes rural-specific considerations throughout.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Obesity Prevalence & Comorbidity Map
A mapping tool that provides state-level information on obesity prevalence and related comorbidities. Allows user to select data by sociodemographic populations including sex, age, race/ethnicity, urbanicity, and education level.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: NORC at the University of Chicago
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Community Connector: Visualize Social Determinants of Health Scores
Open-sourced tool presents community demographics, social needs, and health outcomes by county in Colorado. Allows users to compare similar counties and select several measures of social determinants of health and health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica
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Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest
Highlights rural health disparities in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Presents data on mental and behavioral health, obesity and physical activity, diabetes, tobacco use, oral health, and demographic factors such as housing, education, and health insurance, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
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