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Resources by Topic: Public health

Best Practices for States to Identify and Address Breast Cancer Disparities
Discusses best practices, lessons learned, and resources identified through a breast cancer disparities learning community to assist health departments in Arizona, Tennessee, and West Virginia identify and address unique state and local breast cancer screening disparities.
Author(s): Josh Berry
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Recasting the Net: Promoting Wellness to Prevent Suicide in Alaska
Reports on the State of Alaska's plan for suicide prevention for the years 2018-2022. Presents a 6 goal plan for the prevention and reversal of the conditions that often lead to suicide. Includes strategies for implementation and evaluation of interventions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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DataGram: Number of Reported Flu Cases in Pennsylvania
Highlights the reported flu cases in Pennsylvania from the 2006-07 flu season to the 2017-18 season in both rural and urban areas. Details the number of reported cased in 2017-18 by county.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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New Mexico Department of Health: FY17 - FY19 Strategic Plan
Identifies the priorities of the New Mexico Department of Health and explains how the Department plans to improve health across every segment of the population. Includes a discussion on how demographic changes within the state are disproportionately affecting older adults and rural residents.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Maryland Rural Health Plan 2018
Details the current state of rural healthcare in Maryland, including areas of need, success of existing health plans, and corresponding recommendations. Presents county-level data, including the health priorities for each rural county.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Rural Health Association
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Vermont Hub-and-Spoke Model of Care for Opioid Use Disorders: An Evaluation
Details an evaluation of Vermont's hub-and-spoke model of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Discusses the system's successes and areas that need focus and improvement.
Additional links: Summary Brief
Author(s): Richard A. Rawson
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Center on Behavior & Health
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Understanding Health Disparities in Rural America - Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
Webinar recording discusses the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults - United States, 2012-2015. Features presentations from the CMS Office of Minority Health, the CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, and two FORHP Outreach grantees about their efforts to address racial and ethnic disparities in rural areas.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2017
Provides standardized guidelines for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators and exhibitors, farmers, visitors, and those concerned with minimizing health risks from contact with animals. Describes risks from infections such as enteric diseases, rabies, influenza, and others.
Author(s): Russell F. Daly, Jennifer House, Danielle Stanek, Mary Grace Stobierski
Location: Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, 251(11), 1268-1292
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Animal Contact Compendium Committee
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The Changing Public Health Landscape: Findings from the 2017 Forces of Change Survey
Analyzes survey responses from local health departments (LHDs) to identify infrastructure challenges and opportunities to strengthen public health capacity with a focus on budget cuts and job losses; Zika prevention and response; multi-sectoral partnerships; and workforce recruitment. Includes data and statistics for rural and small LHDs serving populations of less than 50,000 people.
Author(s): Kellie Hall, Nathalie Robin, Kari O’Donnell, Debra Dekker, Johnnetta Davis-Joyce
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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