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Resources by Topic: Public health

Indigenous Environmental Health Training Modules
A series of free online training modules describing why and how the Swinomish Tribal Community modified and implemented the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) health assessment framework as part of the Climate Ready Tribes project designed to help tribes assess and adapt to climate change.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: National Indian Health Board, Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
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Roots of Health Inequity Project
Offers a web-based course and learning collaborative designed for the local public health workforce to explore the social determinants of health and the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. Participants are responsible for identifying underlying themes and discussing how they relate to specific organizations and communities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Institutes of Health
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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Training
An interactive, online training for a variety of healthcare providers with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain based on the recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit or continuing medical education (CME) credit maybe offered upon completion of the program.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Well Water in Rural Communities: Improving the Safety of Federally Unregulated Private Wells
Provides links to guides, case studies, and other tools that state and local public health agencies can use to implement policy, system, and environmental changes to improve water quality in private wells, especially those in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: ChangeLab Solutions
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State Approaches for Addressing Rural Social Determinants of Health
Recommends state and federal tactics to improve social determinants of health and address rural health disparities. Covers transportation, broadband, income, and educational attainment.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Health Care Access for Infants and Toddlers in Rural Areas
Research brief describing how rural children are more likely to face a unique combination of challenges that negatively impact their health and development, such as fewer healthcare providers, barriers to accessing care, and higher rates of poverty. Includes rural/urban comparisons for each state, with information on the percentage of infants and toddlers lacking health insurance, receiving recommended vaccinations, attending a preventive medical appointment, and more.
Author(s): Jessie Laurore, Gayane Baziyants, Sarah Daily
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Issue Guide
Resources and information to help rural communities and healthcare facilities respond to COVID-19.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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Human Plague in New Mexico Cases by County 1949-2018
Presents a series of eight maps demonstrating the fluctuations in the number of human plague cases by county in the state of New Mexico from 1949 to 2018.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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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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