We Are All in This Together: Rurality, Social Cohesion, and COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors
Examines how social cohesion, rurality, and individual behaviors to prevent COVID-19 are related. Analyzes 2,926 participant survey responses in 2021 according to COVID-19 experiences and attitudes, social distancing behaviors, and tendencies to remain home while sick, with data broken down by demographic variables such as rural versus urban, age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and marriage status. Discusses the importance of understanding rural culture and behaviors when communicating public health strategies.
Author(s): Radhika Sood, Juliette Entenman, Erin Kitt-Lewis, et al. Citation: The Journal of Rural Health Date: 07/2023 Type: Document view details
2023 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report
Highlights the rates of pregnancies and births among Minnesota adolescents from 1990-2021, and sexually transmitted infections from 2010-2022. Features sections on racial/ethnic disparities, adolescent sexual health and COVID-19, and geographic disparities between urban and rural areas, including a county-level map showing counties with the highest chlamydia and gonorrhea rates among adolescents.
Author(s): Jill Farris, H. Olson Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Department of Health, University of Minnesota view details
Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to Explore Healthy Aging Data through Community Health Improvement
Provides an overview for local health departments (LHDs) and partners to assess the components of healthy aging in their communities through research, data, and practice. Focuses on tracking health indicators and the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how to use data while considering community-level factors that impact healthcare access, such as race/ethnicity, location/rurality, Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) status, and more.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Association of County and City Health Officials, Trust for America's Health view details
2018-2020 Georgia Maternal Mortality Report
Includes statistics on pregnancy-related deaths in Georgia and leading causes of maternal deaths. Describes initiatives currently underway to impact maternal outcomes and the maternal mortality review process. Features statistics on mortality with breakdowns by public health district, timing of death, age, race or ethnicity, education level, insurance provider, and preventability.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Georgia Department of Public Health view details
Traffic Safety Facts, 2021 Data: Bicyclists and Other Cyclists
National data on fatal and non-fatal traffic crashes involving bicyclists and other cyclists, including riders of two-wheel, non-motorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals. Features statistics from 2012-2021 with breakdowns including fatality and injury rates, age group, sex, time of day and day of the week, alcohol involvement, blood alcohol concentrations of riders, vehicle type and impact point, fatality rates by state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration view details
Progress and Ongoing Challenges to Electronic Public Health Reporting Among Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals
Data brief examining public health reporting among acute care hospitals, including rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), in 2022. Discusses challenges with the exchange of electronic health information, such as lack of capacity to exchange electronically, interface issues, and differing vocabulary standards. Presents data on the mean number of public health reporting types completed by hospital size, CAH status, rural/urban location, and independent/system affiliation. Appendix Table A4 contains data on the number of hospitals surveyed that reported at least one reporting challenge by state.
Author(s): Chelsea Richwine Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology view details