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TRAIN Learning Network: COVID-19 Vaccination Training
A collection of online learning opportunities for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19 vaccination. Registration required to access courses.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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Public Health Foundation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities available through the TRAIN Learning Network. Includes training options for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness professionals addressing COVID-19, vaccination, contact tracing, crisis and emergency risk communication, infection control, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Date: 07/2022
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data in the United States
Series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases by state and county, over time. Based on data from state and local governments and health departments collected by the New York Times. Publicly available for noncommercial public use, with attribution. Requires technical and data expertise.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: New York Times
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2020 Data: Speeding
Contains information on speeding-related and non-speeding-related fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Features statistics on rates of injury and death, sex and age group of speeding drivers, previous 5-year driving records of speeding drivers, alcohol involvement, time of day and weekday or weekend, roadway surface condition, and roadway function class, with breakdowns including interstate rural and non-interstate rural.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Availability and Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 5–11 Years — United States, November 1, 2021–April 25, 2022
Reports on active COVID-19 vaccine providers and county-level vaccine administration data during November 1, 2021–April 25, 2022 for children 5-11 years of age. Includes county-level maps showing the number of pediatric vaccine providers and vaccination coverage for this age group. Also includes data for noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Jennifer DeCuir, Lu Meng, Yi Pan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(26), 847-851
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Creating Rural Community Outreach Materials Related to COVID-19 and Disability
Summarizes recommendations developed during a series of rural disability stakeholder meetings for facilitating COVID-19 and vaccination outreach materials for people with disabilities living in rural areas and their friends, family, and caregivers. Includes examples of how information can be modified for rural constituents.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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Perception of Worry of Harm from Air Pollution: Results From the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)
Examines worry of harm from exposure to indoor (IAP) and outdoor (OAP) air pollution in relationship to public health. Analyzes 3,630 participant responses from the Health Information National Trends Survey by gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, rurality, and cancer risk. Discusses sociodemographic factors in relation to environmental risk communication and intervention strategies.
Author(s): Samantha Ammons, Hayley Aja, Armen A. Ghazarian, Gabriel Y. Lai, Gary L. Ellison
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Back to Basics: Transportation Safety in Traditionally Underserved and Vulnerable Communities
A webinar recording that examines transportation safety and mobility in rural and tribal communities. Discusses transportation equity and strategies for addressing mobility issues in vulnerable communities.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Indian Health Service, National Center for Rural Road Safety, National Safety Council, Road to Zero Coalition
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The Use of Medical Claims Data for Identifying Missed Opportunities for HPV Immunization Among Privately Insured Adolescents in the State of Iowa
Examines the extent of missed opportunities (MOs) for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents in Iowa between the ages of 11 to 13 and continuously enrolled in private health insurance. Compares the number of MOs by gender and rurality.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Sato Ashida, Paul A. Gilbert, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Health
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Prevalence of Chronic Conditions by Sexual Orientation and Rural-Urban Location
Presents a study on the correlation between chronic health issues by sexual orientation and rurality. Breaks down rates of chronic diseases such as arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, and others by sexual orientation and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Gilbert Gonzales, Megan Lahr, et al.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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