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Resources by Topic: Population health

Rural-Urban Differences in Long-Term Mortality and Readmission Following COVID-19 Hospitalization, 2020 to 2023
Analyzes rural-urban disparities in mortality and hospital readmission among 9,325 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 from March 2020 to July 2022, with follow-up data through May 2023. Includes data on demographic and clinical factors associated with rural dwelling.
Author(s): Mohammed Yousufuddin, Maryam Mahmood, Ebrahim Barkoudah, et al.
Citation: Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 11(5)
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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The Climate Migrant: Health Risks Before, During, and After Migration
Explores the different types of migrants created by or affected by climate change and their health risks and needs. Defines three types of migrants: climate-precipitates migrants, climate-impacted migrants, and climate workers. Details the different challenges and needs of the different types of migrants.
Author(s): Amy K. Liebman, Marysel Pagan-Santana, Claire H. Seda
Citation: Journal of the National Hispanic Medical Association, 2(1), 36-43
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Primary Care Providers' Experiences Treating Opioid Use Disorder Using Telehealth in the Height of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presents a study of the experiences of primary care providers who used telehealth for opioid use disorder treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Draws on the insights of participants from rural and urban counties in Kentucky and Arkansas and compares the experiences of rural and urban providers.
Author(s): Sarah Alexandra Marshall, Lachan E. Siebenmorgen, Nickolas Zaller, et al.
Citation: Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 15
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Forces of Change: 2023 Survey Results
Presents results from a 2023 survey of 532 local health departments (LHDs). Provides data on LHD staffing and budgets, billing practices, community health workers, programs and partnerships focused on social determinants of health and violence prevention, data modernization, and outbreak analytics. Includes comparisons of small, medium, and large LHDs.
Author(s): Margaret C. Cunningham, Krishna Patel, Chloe Garofalini, Kellie Hall, Timothy C. McCall
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Implementing Harm Reduction Initiatives in Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses substance use harm reduction, such as safe syringe services. Features a discussion of Project Hope in Menominee, WI and highlights it's successes and challenges in establishing community buy-in and financial sustainability, among other topics.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Eric Atkinson
Date: 04/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains ATTC)
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An Evaluation of ¡Haz Espacio Para Papi!, a Culturally Tailored Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program for Mexican-Heritage Fathers
Describes outcomes of ¡Haz Espacio Para Papi! (HEPP), a nutrition and physical activity intervention for Latino fathers in colonias near the Texas-Mexico border. Provides data on changes in participants' fruit and vegetable intake, skin carotenoids, and healthy dietary behaviors. Discusses approaches to cultural appropriateness and collaboration with promotoras.
Author(s): Annika Vahk, Pablo Monsivais, Cassandra M. Johnson, Joseph R. Sharkey
Citation: Nutrients, 16(8), 1153
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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How Americans View Infrastructure in Their Community
Examines survey data on residents' perspectives on their own neighborhood infrastructure for 15 community types as defined by the American Communities Project. Discusses infrastructure condition, funding, amount of use, access to infrastructure, and environmental hazards due to infrastructure.
Author(s): Ari Pinkus
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Communities Project
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NCHS Rapid Surveys System: Swimming
Interactive data showing swimming ability, drowning risk behaviors, and CPR training. Includes data breakdown by urbanicity and other demographic and geographic characteristics. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics between October and November 2023.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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NCHS Rapid Surveys System: Fit Testing of Hearing Protection Devices
Data tables showing hearing protection use in occupational settings data. Includes data breakdown by urbanicity and other demographic and geographic characteristics. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics between October and November 2023.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Urinary Biomonitoring of Glyphosate Exposure Among Male Farmers and Nonfarmers in the Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect in Agriculture (BEEA) Study
Presents a study on glyphosate exposure among farmers and farmworkers and compares exposure rates to non-farmers. Discusses the efficacy of personal protective equipment (PPE) and compares different PPE combinations.
Author(s): Vicky C. Chang, Maria Ospina, Shuai Xie, et al.
Citation: Environment International, 187, 108644
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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