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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Con Alma Health Foundation: Health Equity and COVID Relief
An interview with Dolores E. Roybal, executive director of Con Alma Health Foundation, sharing how this New Mexico foundation partnered with other funders to provide almost $2 million in grants and created an advisory committee of immigrant-led, immigrant-serving organizations to address barriers limiting access to services.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States: A Roadmap to Elimination 2021-2025
Functions as a comprehensive roadmap for federal and other stakeholders to decrease and ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis cases, prevent new infections, and enhance treatment and care in the U.S. Provides information on Hepatitis A, B, and C, including the number of reported and estimated cases from 2010-2018, current challenges, priority populations, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Departments
Offers guidelines, tools, and resources to help state, local, and tribal health departments respond to COVID-19. Provides information on surveillance, contact tracing, infection prevention, community mitigation, public health workforce, and more. Includes a searchable collection of resources created by health departments.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Unequal Distribution of COVID‐19 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, 37(1), 224-226
Date: 01/2021
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, 37(1), 217-221
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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Susceptibility of Southwestern American Indian Tribes to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Discusses the susceptibility of the Navajo Nation, Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, and Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to COVID-19. Examines historical and immunological factors, as well as ongoing and suggested interventions.
Author(s): Monika Kakol, Dona Upson, Akshay Sood
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 37(1), 197-199
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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Population Health in Rural America in 2020: Proceedings of a Workshop
Presents the proceedings of the Population Health in Rural America 2020 workshop. Chapters examine rural demographics and social determinants of health, rural health and data challenges, rural and tribal healthcare, community health needs assessment, and rural health policy.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Title VI Native American Aging Programs and Services
Infographic summarizing results of a survey of Title VI Native American aging program directors on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their programs and communities. Provides information on the needs of Native American elders during the pandemic, expanded or new services offered by Title VI programs, and workforce concerns.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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COVID-19 Farmworker Study
Presents an ongoing study on the effect of COVID-19 on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families in California, Oregon, and Washington. Works with community-based organizations to conduct a study via a phone-based survey and an in-depth interview detailing the farmworkers' experiences.
Date: 2021
Type: Website
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Consent and Capacity in Indian Country - Elder Abuse and the Connection to Consent, Capacity, and Undue Influence
Defines consent, capacity, and undue influence in connection to the abuse of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/NA) elders. Highlights 6 pillars for evaluating capacity in older adults and gives cultural context for AI/NA elders.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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