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Resources by Topic: Public health

Highway Safety: Federal and State Efforts to Address Rural Road Safety Challenges
Identifies the factors contributing to rural road fatalities. Discusses federal and state efforts to improve safety and the challenges to making improvements in rural road safety.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Understanding the Role of the Rural Hospital Emergency Department in Responding to Bioterrorist Attacks and Other Emergencies: A Review of the Literature and Guide to the Issues
Overview of bioterrorism preparedness issues facing rural hospitals, including physical capacity, sufficiency of health personnel, preparedness plans, disease surveillance systems, and communication/coordination. Detailed review of the literature, with discussion.
Author(s): Claudia L. Schur
Date: 04/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Rural Minority Children's Access to and Timeliness of Immunizations: 1993-2001
Reports findings from a study to assess the quality of healthcare provided to rural minority children, using timeliness of immunization as an indicator of quality.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Arch G. Mainous III, Terrence E. Steyer, Mark E. Geesey
Date: 11/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Provides data on tobacco use, seat belt use, and alcohol consumption among rural minority adults. Includes recommendations and detailed data tables.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural African Americans, Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural Hispanics
Author(s): P. Daniel Patterson, Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives
Thematic issue focused on American Indian/Alaska Native health disparities related to diabetes, cancer, bronchiolitis, injury mortality, and vaccination rates.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 52(30)
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Uvalde, Texas, June 8-10, 2003
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting in Texas. Topics addressed include public health issues in Texas, mental health, oral health, and aging.
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Healthy People 2010
A three-volume publication that focuses on the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with the Healthy People 2010 focus areas. Volume 1 contains brief overviews of the top ten rural health priority areas, as well as associated models for practice. Volume 2 contains in-depth literature reviews for each of the top rural health priority areas. Volume 3 addresses additional focus areas, with overviews, literature reviews, and accompanying models for practice.
Additional links: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Communities and Emergency Preparedness
Discusses rural considerations in emergency preparedness. Covers involvement of State Offices of Rural Health in bioterrorism preparedness. Discusses rural public health and EMS preparedness issues.
Date: 04/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Squaw Valley, California, June 3-5, 2001
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, rural public health, and the rural safety net, with examples from rural California.
Date: 06/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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The Influence of Rural Residence on the Use of Preventive Health Care Services
Study based on 1997 and 1999 data of the utilization of specific preventive healthcare services by rural women and men. Assesses the impact of rural residence, the availability of health care providers and technology, demographic factors, and health insurance status on the likelihood of obtaining the following preventive health care services: blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, colon cancer screening, Pap smears, mammograms, flu shots, and pneumonia vaccinations.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Kathleen Thiede Call, Jill Klingner
Date: 11/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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