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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on identifying priority areas for the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers data on health conditions, demographics, and social determinants that may make a population more vulnerable to COVID-19. Also includes the location of hospitals. Users can upload their own COVID-19 patient profile data. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard
Interactive map containing county- and state-level data on COVID-19 vaccination, 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: 05/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Emory University
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U.S. COVID Atlas
Provides county-level data on COVID-19 vaccinations, 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: 05/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science
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Cancer Screening Prevalence and Associated Factors Among US Adults
A compilation of Preventing Chronic Disease articles related to cancer screenings published between 2020 and 2022. Covers issues such as colorectal, breast, lung, and cervical cancer; cancer screening disparities in minority groups; and rural versus urban cancer screening disparities, among other topics.
Author(s): Arsham Alamian, Semra Aytur, Ronny A. Bell, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Righting a Wrong: Advancing Equity in Child Care Funding for American Indian & Alaska Native Families
Report details the need for access to child care for American Indian and Alaska Native parents in tribal communities. Aims to assess the current levels of access, quality of services, and eligibility requirements of current tribal child care services, among other measures. Discusses interventions that could improve access to child care in tribal communities.
Author(s): Linda Smith, Sophie Rosen
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Evaluating the Dissemination and Implementation of a Community Health Worker-Based Community Wide Campaign to Improve Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Physical Activity among Latinos along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Describes a culturally tailored community-wide program to augment fruit and vegetable consumption and promote physical activity among 5,686 low-income Latinos of Mexican descent living in Texas. Features demographics and statistics on changes in fruit and vegetable consumption over the course of the intervention.
Author(s): Paul Gerardo Yeh, Belinda M. Reininger, Lisa A. Mitchell-Bennett, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8), 4514
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Work-Life Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic among Latina Farmworkers in a Rural California Region
Study examining work-related stress among Latina farmworkers in the U.S.-Mexico region of California. Discusses issues related to work environment, work-home demands, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Latina farmworkers based on surveys of 77 individuals.
Author(s): Annie J. Keeney, Amy Quandt, Daniela Flores, Luis Flores, Jr.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8), 4928
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Association of Race, Ethnicity, and Rurality With Major Leg Amputation or Death Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized With Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Examines the probability of amputation or death in patients with diabetic foot ulcers using 2013-2014 Medicare claims data for 124,487 patients. Includes demographic breakdowns by sex, Black/African American, White, or Hispanic, rurality, Area Deprivation Index (ADI), patient history of chronic illness, and more.
Author(s): Meghan B. Brennan, W. Ryan Powell, Farah Kaiksow
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(4)
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Precious Moments: Tribal Home Visiting Programs Support Families During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Provides an overview of how 7 Tribal Home Visiting grantees provide support to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) families during pregnancy and postpartum. Focuses on providing culturally competent care related to AIAN traditions, addressing historical and personal trauma in caregiving, improving maternal health outcomes, and providing education on breastfeeding, postpartum depression, healthy diet, and more.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Tribal Home Visiting
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Identification of Cancer Related Risk and Protective Factors for American Indian Youth: A Mixed Studies Review
Analyzes 75 journal articles to identify cancer related themes impacting the health of American Indian youth. Discusses risk and protective factors at the individual, non-family relationship, family relationship, community, institutional, and cultural level. Highlights the need for better data collection tools and describes potential interventions on the part of tribal communities.
Author(s): Melanie Nadeau, Kathryn Wise, Vianca Farfan Cuela, Devon Olson, Karan Saravana
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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