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Resources by Topic: Population health

Best of ARM: Evaluating Engagement in Multisector Community Health Networks: The Case of Tribal Organizations
Highlights a study on public health systems' engagement with tribal organizations. Aims to quantify the interactions between public health systems and tribal organizations in tribal communities where tribal facilities are present. Details the factors that contribute to more engagement with tribal organizations and make suggestions to promote collaboration.
Author(s): Kelsey M. Owsley, Kyla L. Bauer, Glen P. Mays
Citation: Health Services Research, 57(5), 1077-1086
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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Assessment of Disparities in Diabetes Mortality in Adults in US Rural vs Nonrural Counties, 1999-2018
Explores disparities in diabetes mortality based on county urbanization, comparing data from 1999-2000 through 2017-2018. Includes statistics with breakdowns by sex, age group, region, four 2-year periods, and 3 levels of population density.
Author(s): Sagar B. Dugani, Christina M. Wood-Wentz, Michelle M. Mielke, Kent R. Bailey, Adrian Vella
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(9), e2232318
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Incidental Sun Exposures as a Source of Sunburn Among Rural Compared to Urban Residents in the United States
Presents a study comparing sun exposure for people living in rural versus urban areas. Looks at sun exposure from leisure time activities and outdoor work for both rural and urban people.
Author(s): Patricia I. Jewett, Carrie Henning-Smith, DeAnn Lazovich, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Rural and Urban Women Have Differing Sexual and Reproductive Health Experiences
Explores the healthcare disparities women aged 15 to 49 experience related to sexual and reproductive health. Analyzes 2015-2019 data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to investigate contraceptive use in 1,128 rural residents and 6,007 urban residents. Includes rural versus urban demographic breakdowns according to race/ethnicity, nativity, income, education, LGB+ identity, and history of/plans for having children.
Author(s): Emma Pliskin, Kate Welti, Jennifer Manlove
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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Outcomes of Farm Compared to Nonfarm Pediatric Injuries: A Propensity-Matched Analysis
Compares the outcomes of pediatric injuries received in farm and non-farm locations. Looks at a number of factors, including length of hospital stay, admission to intensive care unit, and mortality. Breaks down data by sex, race, and pediatric trauma-level designation, among other measures.
Author(s): Michael C. Larkins, Ashish Khanchandani, Dmitry Tumin, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Rural–Urban Differences in Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening among US Women, 2014-2019
Analyzes disparities in breast and colorectal cancer screening in rural and urban women aged 50-74 in the U.S. using 2014-2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Includes demographic breakdowns by age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, education level, income, marital status, health behaviors, and reported access to healthcare.
Author(s): Nicholas Theodoropoulos, Hui Xie, Qian Wang, Chi Wen, Yannan Li
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(3), 7339
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Risk Perceptions of Drinking Bottled vs. Tap Water in a Low-Income Community on the US-Mexico Border
Presents a study on rates of bottled water usage among low-income Latinos on the U.S.-Mexico border. Explores concerns about tap-water quality and oral health consequences of drinking unfluoridated water. Draws conclusions from interviews of low-income Latino households about the perceived safety of tap water in Nogales, Arizona.
Author(s): Kerton R. Victory, Amanda M. Wilson, Nolan L. Cabrera, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1712
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Madison Medical Center Hospital Spotlight
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program helped Madison Medical Center use health outcome data and community partnerships to launch an initiative to address high obesity rates.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Evaluation of a Civic Engagement Approach to Catalyze Built Environment Change and Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity among Rural Residents: A Cluster (Community) Randomized Controlled Trial
Provides an overview of a study that will analyze the Change Club (CC) intervention that focuses on built environment and health behaviors in rural communities. The CC intervention utilizes the civic engagement interventions for built environment change (CEBEC) approach to promote nutrition and physical activity. Discusses research plan for recruiting participants, conducting interventions, assessing and evaluating the program, and disseminating data and results.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Seguin-Fowler, Karla L. Hanson, Deyaun Villarreal, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1674
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Exposed and at Risk – Opportunities to Strengthen Enforcement of Pesticide Regulations for Farmworker Safety
Report details the federal and state regulatory policies on pesticide use for farmworkers. Analyzes barriers to regulatory enforcement and makes recommendations for further protecting farmworkers.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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