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Feeding the Residents of Hardeman County Tennessee
Profiles Healthy Hardeman Outreach for Healthy Weight (H2O), a partnership between the Healthcare Bolivar General Hospital (BGH), the Hardeman County Health Department, and Hardeman County Community Health Center to improve access to healthy foods and reduce obesity in the Tennessee county.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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The Doorway at Cheshire Medical Center Leads to Healing
Profiles the Doorway at Cheshire Medical Center, a program at Cheshire Medical Center, a rural hospital in Keene, New Hampshire. Describes how the Doorway uses evidence-based assessment tools to refer clients to the appropriate services in the community and serves as a connection point between multiple substance use disorder (SUD) services.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural and Urban Differences in Insurance Coverage at Prepregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
Examines insurance coverage in rural and urban women at prepregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Analyzes 154,992 postpartum individuals in the U.S. part of the 2016-2019 PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) and breaks down rural versus urban data by age, race/ethnicity, income, state Medicaid expansion, education, marital status, chronic disease, and more. Discusses disparities in insurance for rural and urban women.
Author(s): Lindsay K. Admon, Jamie R. Daw, Julia D. Interrante, et al.
Citation: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
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"Ancestral Recipes": A Mixed-Methods Analysis of MyPlate-Based Recipe Dissemination for Latinos in Rural Communities
Examines the adoption of a MyPlate-informed cookbook culturally tailored toward Latinx communities to improve nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and knowledge related to chronic diseases such as diabetes. Discusses results of holding 20 cooking demonstrations with pre- and post-test surveys as well as focus group interviews with 19 participants.
Author(s): Ann Marie Cheney, William J. McCarthy, María Pozar, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 23, 216
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
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Not Enough Food on the Dinner Table: A Look into Food Insecurity among Hispanics/Latinos Living in Rural Communities in the United States
Discusses food insecurity among Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. and provides program and policy recommendations to improve food access. Reports on a 2022 needs assessment that includes a literature review, socio-demographic survey, focus group with rural Latino adults, and interviews with community-based organizations (CBOs). Offers strategies such as wellness and nutrition education, culturally sensitive engagement, and technology to improve access.
Author(s): Melawhy Garcia, Natalia Gatdula, Vanessa Torres, et al.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Latino Community Health Evaluation and Leadership Training, UnidosUS
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Mobile Health and Wellness Project: A Binational Collaboration of Frontline Health Services to the Latino Population in the United States in Times of COVID-19
Highlights the activities and initial outcomes of the education and vaccination efforts provided by the Mobile Health and Wellness project focused on Latino, immigrant, and rural communities in the U.S. to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Preventive health services were offered to Latinx populations in areas with limited access to health services, and provided via mobile health vehicles operated by the US-Mexico Border Health Commission (Mexico Section) along with Alianza Americas, Latino Commission on AIDS, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Author(s): Cecilia B. Rosales, Hilda Dávila Chávez, Michael A. Flynn, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 10
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Trends and Characteristics of Buprenorphine-Involved Overdose Deaths Prior to and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Details a study evaluating the rates of buprenorphine-involved overdose deaths before the COVID-19 pandemic and during the pandemic when prescribing regulations were loosened. Compares overdose mortality rates involving buprenorphine in 2019 and 2021 and breaks down data by a number of demographic factors, including rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Lauren J. Tanz, Christopher M. Jones, Nicole L. Davis, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(1), e2251856
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Community Sociodemographics and Rural Hospital Survival Analysis
Policy brief highlights the specific sociodemographic characteristics of rural communities that correlate with hospitals that are in financial distress. Examines the community factors for 985 rural hospitals in financial distress according to the Financial Distress Index from 2010 to 2019.
Author(s): Claudia A. Rhoades, Brian E. Whitacre, Alison F. Davis
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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The Role of Algorithms in Oral Health Care and Disease Prevention and Management
Report discusses the use of algorithms to customize oral healthcare delivery. Explores algorithm-driven digital tools that can help prevent tooth loss and dental caries by predicting those most at risk based on demographic data. Highlights consumer perceptions of the use of algorithms by a number of demographic factors, such as age, income, employment, and rurality, among others.
Author(s): Lisa J. Heaton, Adrianna Sonnek, Angela Kyomugisa, et al.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
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Ohio 2023 Early Childhood Dashboard
Provides an overview of early childhood health outcomes and overall wellness in Ohio. Covers issues such as birth outcomes, young child health, maternal health, school readiness, healthcare access and quality, economic stability, food insecurity, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), housing, and more. Includes family profiles and data with comparisons of Ohio's metrics versus the U.S. at large, as well as select data broken down by county, race/ethnicity, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Carrie Almasi, Hailey Akah, Lexi Chirakos, Brian O'Rourke
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Groundwork Ohio, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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