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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

HIV and American Indians and Alaska Natives
Offers data and statistics on HIV diagnoses among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Lists current challenges to HIV prevention, including cultural stigma and confidentiality concerns that could prevent AI/AN gay and bisexual men from obtaining education and HIV testing, especially in rural communities or on reservations. Presents an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV prevention efforts.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Presents Significant Risks for American Indian and Alaska Native People
Discusses the disproportionate risks American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides race/ethnicity breakdowns for risk of serious illness after contracting COVID-19 and uninsured rates among nonelderly individuals. Includes the percent of COVID-19 deaths and cases, as well as the percent of the total population made up by AI/AN individuals for Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and other states.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Unequal Distribution of COVIDÔÇÉ19 Risk among Rural Residents by Race and Ethnicity
Presents a study on the COVID-19 risk in rural communities by race and ethnicity. Highlights the different issues that effect health outcomes of people of color and Indigenous people living in rural areas in light of COVID-19.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle, Katy B. Kozhimannil
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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Being African American and Rural: A Double Jeopardy from COVID-19
Presents the particular risk rural African Americans face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the social determinants of health driving the disparities faced by rural African Americans and how they affect COVID-19 outcomes.
Author(s): Lakshay Sood, Vanita Sood
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Illuminates Persistent and Emerging Disparities among Rural Black Populations
Highlights the health disparities faced by rural African American populations in the southern U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explores how the convergence of state-level policies and sociodemographic factors are affecting health outcomes of rural black populations during the pandemic.
Author(s): Whitney E. Zahnd
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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Extreme Poverty Counties Found Solely in Rural Areas in 2018
Examines high and extreme poverty areas by rural and urban county designation. Includes a map showing rural high poverty and extreme poverty counties and urban high poverty counties. Discusses the geographic concentration of extreme poverty in regions with above-average populations of racial minorities, highlighting 6 counties in South Dakota with a large Native American population and 4 counties in Mississippi with historically high poverty rates among African Americans.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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COVID-19 and the Indian Health Service
Discusses how the Indian Health Service (IHS) has been impacted by COVID-19. Describes concerns some tribes have, including the IHS testing capacity for COVID-19, workforce shortages, and lost revenue at IHS facilities. Outlines federal funding efforts to enhance the IHS COVID-19 response.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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COVID-19 Materials Developed for Tribal Use
Presents a number of resources for tribal communities pertaining to COVID-19. Features resources for infectious disease control and information about social distancing.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Indian Health
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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2013-2017
Uses data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry to provide cancer incidence rates from 2013-2017 for individual counties in Illinois. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Kyle Garner, Tiefu Shen
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Rural Broadband in the Time of COVID-19
April 16, 2020 webinar recording highlights the state of rural broadband and its capacity to handle the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses remote work, distance learning, telehealth, the CARES Act, and the pandemic in Indian Country. Webinar is presented in two parts.
Additional links: Part 2 - April 22, 2020
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Daily Yonder, Rural Assembly
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