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Resources by Topic: Public health

Rural Community Health Initiative: Compendium of Best Practices
Presents a collection of community-based health initiatives, including a school health initiative, a COVID-19 vaccine outreach and education program, and telehealth consortia, among others. Describes successful outcomes and sources of funding for each program.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Evaluation of State-Led Surveillance of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — Six U.S. States, 2018–2021
Examines data collection challenges and infrastructure gaps that impact surveillance of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), based on information from six states with mandated NAS reporting. Includes brief discussion of rural concerns, including disparities in the incidence of opioid use disorder and NAS and gaps in rural infrastructure and access to care.
Author(s): Shahla M. Jilani, Kristina West, Laura Jacobus-Kantor, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(2), 37-42
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19: Southern Border Toolkit for Partners
Provides resources to help communities provide timely, effective, and culturally appropriate COVID-19 messaging along the United States-Mexico border. Includes sample social media posts, print publications, radio public service announcements, and videos in English and Spanish.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Nursing Homes & COVID-19
Provides information and resources for counties on federal guidance, policies, data, and local best practices relating to COVID-19 outbreaks and ongoing infection control measures in long-term care facilities. Includes interactive maps highlighting the overall number of nursing homes and county-supported facilities in each county. Highlights other key resources for addressing COVID-19 and vaccinations in nursing homes.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Covid-19 Dashboard for Rural America
A collection of maps and charts providing data on rural COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths. Maps include county-level information on vaccination and identify rural hot spots.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Daily Yonder
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Roadmaps
A collection of tools to help communities address COVID-19 recovery challenges. Identifies potential solutions and available resources, including federal funding support and technical assistance. Issues addressed include healthcare, food and nutrition, housing, and more.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Tools and resources to help rural healthcare organizations and communities promote COVID-19 vaccination. Identifies resources targeted to healthcare, faith, and agricultural leaders. Includes talking points and other communication tips, fact sheets, posters, and more.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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We Can Do This: American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Leaders Toolkit
Resources tribal communities can use to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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We Can Do This: Rural Community Toolkit
Resources community partners can use to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures in rural communities.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities
Fact sheets and other resources to help communities most impacted by COVID-19 and encourage involvement in addressing COVID-19 disparities. Covers basic information on COVID-19, vaccination, clinical trials, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in research.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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