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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Health Equity, Indigenous Populations, History, Culture, Policy and Science with Donald Warne
Video recording of an interview with Dr. Donald Warne discusses health disparities in Indian Country historically and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights the need for more Native American providers and how healthcare policy affects the health outcomes of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Reede Scholars
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Rural, Urban, and Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival among the Residents of South Carolina, 2001-2016
Presentation slides highlighting a study exploring colorectal cancer survival rates from 2001-2016 among people in South Carolina. Includes data breakdowns by rurality and race.
Author(s): Radhika Ranganathan, Whitney Zahnd, Swann Arp Adams
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Racial and Ethnic Minorities Made Up About 22 Percent of the Rural Population in 2018, Compared to 43 Percent in Urban Areas
Side-by-side pie charts comparing the race and ethnicity makeup of the rural population and urban population in 2018. Provides data on the percent of each population that is White, Black, American Indian, Hispanic, and other.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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How Growing Geographic and Racial Disparities Inhibit the Ability to Live Longer and Healthier Lives
Provides a national-level overview of geographic disparities in life expectancy at mid-adulthood, as well as changes to life expectancy between 1980 and 2014. Discusses gender, racial, and rural differences in life expectancy. Presents nine strategies to address the geographic disparities.
Author(s): Erwin J. Tan
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP
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The Unseen Picture: Issues with Health Care, Discrimination, Police and Safety, and Housing Experienced by Native American Populations in Rural America
Report presents a study on the experiences of rural Native American adults related to housing, discrimination, policing, and healthcare access, quality, and affordability. Compares the experiences of rural Native Americans with the experiences of rural Whites. Breaks down data by gender, age, and U.S. region, among other measures.
Author(s): Mary T.G. Findling, Robert J. Blendon, John M. Benson, Carolyn Miller
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Facts for Features: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2020
Presents a number of demographic facts about American Indians and Alaska Natives drawn from U.S. Census data.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Health and Social Services in Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane Maria
Report details the conditions of health and social services in Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria. Discusses the challenges faced in providing healthcare and social services across the island before the hurricane, the effect of the hurricane on services and infrastructure, and potential plans for recovery. Highlights the specific challenges faced by rural communities with regards to access.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Rural Transit Fact Book 2020
Features national, state, and county-level information on rural transit in the United States. Includes rural and urban comparisons on demographics and transportation. Provides information for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. Includes a section on tribal transit.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson, Dilip Mistry
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan Report, 2019
Report details the state of public health programs across Indian Country. Draws data based on questionnaires sent to tribal health organizations with questions about workforce, resources, needs, and priorities. Highlights data on immunization, screening, prevention, and surveillance, among other public health activities.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Wabanaki Public Health Serves Native People, Community, and Culture During COVID-19 Crisis
Features a Maine public health agency that serves five tribal communities and has used federal funding to address a wide range of health issues, including responding to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses initiatives focused on food access, support for elders, and substance use treatment.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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