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Resources by Topic: Public health

COVID-19 Issue Guide
A short list of resources to address ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19
Provides information on the COVID-19 outbreak and shares the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Covers vaccination, symptoms and testing, cases and deaths in the U.S., and more. Offers targeted information for communities and organizations, healthcare providers, and public health departments.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide in Indian Country
Outlines methods for creating suicide-safe practices for healthcare systems in American Indian communities. Breaks down the framework by steps in the intervention and highlights best and promising practices for each.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care
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Where We Call Home: LGBT in Rural America
Series of reports and resources highlighting the social challenges LGBT people face living in rural America, including one focused on LGBT people of color. Includes recommendations for healthcare providers, policy makers, and educators.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Movement Advancement Project
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Washington Health Data Visualization
An interactive tool providing access to maps, charts, and graphs on a variety of health data by topic for Washington State and counties. Topics include leading causes of death, opioid prescriptions, opioid morbidity and mortality, immunizations, HIV, social determinants of health, and population characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Illinois Public Health Community Map
Presents an interactive map depicting county-level information on a number of public health categories in Illinois. Features state-wide demographics such as age, race, education, median household income, and healthcare payer type.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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The Private Well Class
A resource focused on managing private water sources, with information for individual well owners, as well as environmental health, cooperative extension, and water well professionals. Provides a variety of learning opportunities, including a free 10-lesson course, podcasts, webinars, and a resource library.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Illinois State Water Survey, Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Healthy Tribes
Outlines the work done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in supporting health and chronic disease prevention for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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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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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