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Resources by Topic: Public health

Health Disparities Among American Indians/Alaska Natives — Arizona, 2017
Reports on sociodemographic characteristics, healthcare access, health behaviors, health status, and chronic conditions among Arizona adults, with data for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), whites, and other adults. Discusses the need for culturally tailored public health approaches to address AI/AN health disparities.
Author(s): Monique Adakai, Michelle Sandoval-Rosario, Fang Xu, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(47), 1314-1318
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Responding to the HIV Crisis in Scott County, Indiana: Q&A with Dr. William Cooke
An interview with Dr. William Cooke, the only physician in Austin, Indiana at the time of the country's largest rural HIV outbreak. Highlights the work of Dr. Cooke and his staff to help address HIV, hepatitis C, and opioid/substance use disorder in the community.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2017 Data: Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Explores national data on traffic crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Compares factors such as road conditions, time of the year, and rural vs. urban roads, among others.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Rural Insights on Adult and Youth Obesity, a National and Community-based Perspective
Webinar recording features a discussion of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reports on obesity in children and adults. Discusses the findings regarding differences in obesity rates for rural and urban areas.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services’ Policy Brief on Exploring the Rural Context for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Webinar recording features a discussion of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in rural areas. Discusses the role of the Health and Human Services in preventing ACEs and their associated outcomes, as well as a rural grassroots initiative in upstate New York.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Forces of Change in America’s Local Public Health System, 2018
Analyzes survey responses from local health departments (LHDs) to determine budget and job losses LHDs encountered, how LHDs are responding to opioid use and abuse, population health activities, influenza preparedness and response, LHDs interoperability of health information systems, and environmental health activities. Includes data and statistics for rural and small LHDs serving populations of less than 50,000 people.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Indigenous People and Domestic Violence: Who’s Bringing Solutions
Features Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation and its Family Wellness Warriors Initiative to address Native Alaskan domestic violence issues.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Late Life Domestic Violence: No Such Thing as “Maturing Out” of Elder Abuse
Focuses on elder abuse, with information on prevalence, screening, costs, and legal issues. Also features work being done in indigenous populations to address elder abuse.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Ruralness of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence, Provider Knowledge Gaps, and Healthcare Costs
Examines rural domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Addresses prevalence rates, provider knowledge gaps, and associated healthcare costs.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Some Do’s and Don’ts for Health Providers
Discusses the role rural healthcare providers can play in screening for and helping address domestic violence (DV) and interpersonal violence (IPV). Features a Kentucky physician assistant educator, universal screening at an Oregon Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and insights from a Missouri orthopedic trauma surgeon and a national DV/IPV technical assistance provider.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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