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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

New Mexico Selected Health Statistics Annual Report 2018
Provides county-level health statistics for the state of New Mexico. Covers population estimates by age group and race/ethnicity, birth rate by mother's age and race/ethnicity, and mortality by age and race/ethnicity.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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New Mexico Substance Use Epidemiology Profile
Provides county-level data on substance use in New Mexico for youth and adults, with breakdowns by race/ethnicity. Covers alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, and mental health. Addresses deaths due to drug overdoses, smoking, alcohol, and suicide; and alcohol-related chronic disease and motor vehicle crashes. Includes emergency room visits related to opioid overdoses, and chronic liver disease hospital discharges.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Recognizing and Sustaining the Value of Community Health Workers and Promotores
Discusses the ways in which community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) contribute to the healthcare system, with a focus on California. Gives examples of the ways in which CHW/Ps in rural areas can alleviate workforce shortages, strengthen patient engagement with the healthcare system, and act as liaisons to social structures, including churches and Native American tribal organizations.
Author(s): Jim Lloyd, Kathy Moses, Rachel Davis
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Public Transportation: Enhanced Federal Information Sharing on Coordination Could Improve Rural Transit Services
Report details the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) efforts in improving rural public transit coordination and identifies areas for improvement. Highlights some of the challenges affecting the FTA's ability to effectively coordinate transportation for rural and tribal areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Congestive Heart Failure-Related Hospital Deaths Across the Urban-Rural Continuum in the United States
Examines current trends in congestive heart failure (CHF)-related hospital deaths with an emphasis on rural-urban differences for each census region. 2009-2014 data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used, focusing on adult hospital admissions with CHF identified as the principal diagnosis. Results from this study may aid in identifying geographic areas needing interventions to improve access to care and to reduce CHF mortality.
Author(s): Kristin Primm, Alva O. Ferdinand, Timothy Callaghan, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine Reports, 16
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Suicide among American Indian Youth in New Mexico 2017
Data from the New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey on suicide behaviors among American Indian (AI) youth in rural and urban New Mexico for use as a tool to measure health risk behaviors and resiliency factors among high school and middle school students in the state.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
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Professional and Cultural Development of Medical Students Mentoring Adolescents in a Predominately Native Hawaiian Community
Describes the development and design of the the Nānākuli Pathways to Health (NPH) program, a mentoring and health career curriculum, to determine its impact on students' professional development while serving in a rural, underserved Native Hawaiian community.
Author(s): Malia S. Lee, Sachi K. Kaulukukui, Mai S. Smith, Jerrick J.K. Laimana, Kelli-Ann N.F. Voloch
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 35-40
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Empowering 'Ōpio (Next Generation): Student Centered, Community Engaged, School Based Health Education
Describes the development of the Empowering Opio Project, created by a team of health educators from two rural Oahu school-based health centers (SBHC) with input from school administrators, teachers, and students, to encourage high school students to assess their health needs and achieve optimal health.
Author(s): Blane K. Garcia, Malia L. Agustin, May M. Okihiro, Vija M. Sehgal
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 30-34
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Indian Health Service Has Strengthened Patient Protection Policies but Must Fully Integrate Them into Practice and Organizational Culture
Explores and evaluates the current patient protection policies of the Indian Health Service (IHS) and makes recommendations. Focuses on the IHS policies implemented to prevent child sexual abuse by providers and staff.
Author(s): Joanne M. Chiedi
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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The Uninsured in New Mexico
Analysis of the nonelderly uninsured population in New Mexico by 9 substate regions for state policymakers drafting policies and outreach to expand health insurance coverage within the state. Includes demographic, employment, citizenship, and family income characteristics for this population, with a special focus on uninsured American Indians in the state. Presents estimates of the distribution of the uninsured population by their eligibility for Medicaid and other health insurance programs.
Author(s): Jessica S. Banthin, Matthew Buettgens, Linda J. Blumberg, Robin Wang, Clare Wang Pan
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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