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Oregon Community Health Needs Assessments & Improvement Plans
Features a series of county-level maps detailing information about Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs). Lists the hospitals, local public health authorities, and coordinated care organizations for each county, as well as the last time a CHNA and/or a CHIP was completed for each.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Island Health: How CDC Prevents Chronic Diseases and Promotes Health for US Territories and Affiliated Pacific Islands
Fact sheet describing challenges in reducing risk factors for chronic diseases and promoting health in U.S. island territories, and strategies for improvement.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Opioid Overdose Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments
Toolkit offering resources, data, and other information at the local, state, and national level related to the opioid epidemic and substance use issues. Focuses on five response efforts: monitoring and surveillance; prevention; harm reduction and response; linkage to care; and stakeholder engagement and community partnerships.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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HHS.gov/Opioids: Help and Resources, National Opioids Crisis
Highlights the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services strategy to combating the opioid crisis. Presents resources and information for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The Tribal Resource Tool: A Searchable Directory of All Services Available for AI/AN Survivors of Crime and Abuse in Indian Country
Features an interactive map highlighting the services for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of crime and abuse in North America. Provides contact information and web address of service providers.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Victims of Crime
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The Unidos Initiative: Mobilizing to Eliminate Barriers to Health and Healthcare in Farmworker Communities
Highlights an initiative to promote health literacy and screenings for skin cancer among farmworkers in AZ and CA. Breaks down program structure and partners.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bristol-Myers Squib Foundation, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Vista Community Clinic
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Rural Disaster Health
A collection of resources highlighting guidance for and lessons learned by healthcare practitioners serving rural and tribal communities. Features categories including Critical Access Hospitals, education and training, tribal health resources, and surge planning from urban to rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Opioid Mapping Initiative
Presents a mapping system that allows users to locate distributors of naloxone and prescription drug drop off locations. Aims to provide open data sets to local health departments, law enforcement agencies, and communities.
Additional links: National Drug Drop-off Locations Map, National Naloxone Map
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New America
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Washington Tracking Network (WTN)
Provides interactive maps, charts and graphs on a wide range of data by county for Washington State. Includes content on health and climate, community and population characteristics, transportation, the environment, and exposure to toxic substances. Covers several health topics including access to care, hospitalizations, incidence of cancer, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and opioid use, misuse, and related deaths. The Information by Location tool allows users to see rankings for health disparities, and social and economic determinants of health by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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