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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Recent Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns Among Adolescents
Report highlights the state of adolescent mental health and substance use across the country. Breaks down rates of suicides, drug use, drug-related deaths, and other behavioral health issues by race, sex, and sexual orientation, as well as by rurality.
Author(s): Nirmita Panchal, Robin Rudowitz, Cynthia Cox
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Back to Basics: Transportation Safety in Traditionally Underserved and Vulnerable Communities
A webinar recording that examines transportation safety and mobility in rural and tribal communities. Discusses transportation equity and strategies for addressing mobility issues in vulnerable communities.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Indian Health Service, National Center for Rural Road Safety, National Safety Council, Road to Zero Coalition
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How Equitable is Access to COVID-19 Treatments?
Examines the availability of oral antiviral COVID-19 treatments that can be administered at home. Analyzes data by county and certain county characteristics, including metro vs. non-metro status, poverty rate, and race.
Author(s): Latoya Hill, Samantha Artiga, Anna Rouw, Jennifer Kates
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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2022 Legislative and Policy Agenda for Indian Health
Provides policy recommendations from the National Indian Health Board regarding tribal health issues. Addresses health equity, behavioral health, emergency preparedness and response, tribal healthcare workforce, access to quality healthcare, and more.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Native American Agriculture and Food Systems: Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines impacts of COVID-19 on Native American food systems. Analyzes 401 survey responses from Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) members, such as food producers, tribal leaders, and grocers. Discusses food systems issues such as limited storage capacity and breakdown of shipment logistics, increased hunger and demand on social support programs, and cessation of food programs during COVID-19.
Author(s): Megan Mucioki, Elizabeth Hoover, Jennifer Sowerwine, et al.
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Intertribal Agriculture Council
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Life Expectancy by County, Race, and Ethnicity in the USA, 2000–19: A Systematic Analysis of Health Disparities
Examines county-level racial health disparities over a 20-year period by isolating geography and race/ethnicity in mortality rates. Utilizes death registration data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System as well as population data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Includes U.S. maps that show county-level life expectancy by race/ethnicity and figures tracking state-by-state changes in life expectancy by race from 2000 to 2019. Free to download with registration.
Author(s): Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Parkes Kendrick, Yekaterina O Kelly, et al.
Citation: The Lancet
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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The Unreachable Doorbells of South Texas: Community Engagement in Colonias on the US-Mexico Border for Mosquito Control
Describes community engagement efforts for mosquito surveillance and control in colonias along south Texas's Lower Rio Grande Valley. Discusses the importance of community involvement in developing communications materials and recommendations for engagement, presenting lessons learned from outreach to 6 colonias in Hidalgo County.
Author(s): Jose G. Juarez, Ester Carbajal, Katherine L. Dickinson, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1176
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Staving Off One's Mortality: Rural Kidney Health and Its Disparities
Describes rural disparities around access to disease-stabilizing treatment for kidney disease and to renal replacement therapies. Features insights from providers serving rural patients, as well as a rural kidney transplant recipient sharing her experience.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, by Race and Ethnicity — National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module, United States, December 2020–November 2021
Examines disparities in COVID-19 vaccination coverage by race and ethnicity among U.S. adults during December 2020–November 2021. Includes data by race/ethnicity for those living in metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Jennifer L. Kriss, Mei-Chuan Hung, Anup Srivastav, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(23), 757-763
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Family Physician Workforce in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Counties
Policy brief exploring distribution of family physicians (FPs) in rural areas by race/ethnicity and whether rural minority physicians were more likely to work in underserved rural areas. Features statistics on characteristics of early career FPs practicing outpatient care from 2017-2019, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-core non-metropolitan location, and race of FPs practicing in persistent poverty or primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas, by stage in career.
Author(s): Lars E. Peterson, Zachary J. Morgan
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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