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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Population health

An Implementation and Impact Evaluation of From Coverage to Care
Analysis of the use in rural and urban areas of Coverage to Care (C2C) online and print resources, developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH), for healthcare professionals and consumers. C2C resources offer tools for providers to promote and improve access to care and support consumer engagement. C2C also helps consumers understand the value of health insurance coverage and of working with a provider to prevent and achieve health. Data is derived from CMS, Census Bureau Zip Code Tabulation Area (USCB-ZCTA), American Community Survey (ACS), Kaiser Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Emergency Department Databases (HCUP-SEDD).
Author(s): Thomas W. Concannon, Laurie T. Martin, Kathryn E. Bouskill, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Who and How: Exploring the Preferred Senders and Channels of Mental Health Information for Wisconsin Farmers
Presents a study on the dissemination of mental health information to farmers. Farmers were surveyed on how they would like to receive this information and who they think should present it to them.
Author(s): Josie M. Rudolphi, Richard Berg, Barbara Marlenga
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(20), 3836
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Indian Health Disparities
Fact sheet providing statistics on American Indian and Alaska Native health disparities and mortality disparities.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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The Intersection of Substance Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases
Webinar presented on October 23, 2019, exploring Hepatitis C and HIV outbreaks in southern West Virginia, describing strategies to reduce harm associated with injection drug use in outpatient HIV care clinics, and identifying challenges in implementing public health syringe programs in rural areas. Available with free registration.
Additional links: Presentation slides
Author(s): Christine Teague
Date: 10/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education & Training Center Southeast
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2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
Provides a comprehensive summary and data analysis of healthcare quality and access in the U.S. Includes a discussion of disparities encountered by race/ethnicity and geographic locations along the rural-urban continuum. Addresses access to healthcare, patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, affordability, healthy living, and effective treatment.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Association Between Environmental Quality and Diabetes in the USA
Results of a study comparing diabetes prevalence in 3,134 urban or rural counties from 2004-2012, taking into account the possible effects of environmental pollutants. Features statistics with breakdowns by 4 levels of urban or rural status.
Author(s): Jyotsna S. Jagai, Alison K. Krajewski, Sabina Shaikh, Danelle T. Lobdell, Robert M. Sargis
Citation: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Subcommittee on Health Oversight Hearing: Native Veterans' Access to Healthcare
Discusses the current state of healthcare access for Native American veterans. Features testimonies from representatives from the National Indian Health Board, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Alaska Native Health Board, among others.
Additional links: Witness Testimonies
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health
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SORH Response to the National Substance Use Disorder Crisis
Looks at the role of State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) in state-level substance use disorder and opioid use disorder initiatives. Highlights the activities of SORHs in several states as case studies and details the lessons learned in those states.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide
Report discusses different methods for adolescent substance use and suicide prevention. Highlights rates of suicide and substance use, such as binge drinking, misuse of pain medication, and vaping. Explores differences in rates for youth in rural and urban areas.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Translational Science: Research with Results that Touch Rural Populations
Provides an overview of translational science and the role of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Discusses how NCATS is working to ensure rural communities benefit from translated science. Features a New York telehealth program addressing Parkinson Disease that is helping rural patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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