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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

A Century Later: Rural Public Health's Enduring Challenges and Opportunities
Discusses rural health disparities that have persisted over the past century, with information on infectious disease, access to healthcare, maternal and child health, and racial health disparities in the United States. Discusses public health challenges and solutions for rural communities.
Author(s): Erika Ziller, Carly Milkowski
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, e1-e9
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations — United States, 2013–2017
Examines cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Includes data by sex, cancer type, and region. Also includes data by cancer type for AI/AN compared to non-Hispanic white populations.
Author(s): Stephanie C. Melkonian, S. Jane Henley, Virginia Senkomago, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(37), 1283-1287
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Self-Rated Health Among Rural Residents
Uses 2011-2017 data from the National Health Interview Survey to identify differences in self-reported health ratings among racial and ethnic populations in rural areas. Examines relationships between self-rated health and sociodemographic characteristics, such as sex, marital status, educational attainment, poverty level, and more.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Ashley Hernandez, Katy Kozhimannil
Citation: Journal of Community Health
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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Contact Tracing: Training New Workers and Connecting with Rural Residents
Discusses the role contact tracing plays in preventing further spread of the coronavirus in rural communities. Highlights an IHS hospital in Arizona and its in-person contact tracing initiative. Also covers contact tracing training strategies, featuring the work of Alaska's AHEC program, a center for public health in Washington, and a national public health foundation.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID‐19 Death Rates Are Higher in Rural Counties With Larger Shares of Blacks and Hispanics
Highlights a study on the COVID-19 mortality rate of rural U.S. counties based on their racial/ethnic composition. Compares mortality rates of all nonmetro counties from March 2-July 26, 2020 and looks at the number of Black and Hispanic populations in those counties.
Author(s): Kent Jason G. Cheng, Yue Sun, Shannon M. Monnat
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard
Interactive map containing county- and state-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. Illustrates relationships between COVID-19 outcomes and various social determinants of health, such as population density, poverty, underlying health conditions, urban/rural status, and more.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Emory University
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U.S. COVID Atlas
Provides county-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, with the option to view regional clusters and to overlay the map with Native American reservations. Map and related chart can be animated to show changes over time from January 2020 through the present.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Additional links: Maps of COVID-19 Survey Data
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Federal Emergency Management Agency: Training and Education
Information and resources for the training of first responders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Features information for emergency managers, tribal representatives, and volunteer agencies.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
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COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center
Offers resources and assistance to keep tribes informed on the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the safety and well-being of tribal populations. Includes updates & communications, community health and advocacy tools, webinars and events, and tribal response plans.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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