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Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources

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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The Codes of Care: How Words and Numbers Have Transformative Power for Rural Healthcare
Describes the process of translating clinical documentation into medical codes and the impact coding has on healthcare quality and population health. Highlights coding issues specific to rural settings. Also discusses graduate medical education efforts addressing clinical documentation and medical coding.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Reimagining Rural: Shifting Paradigms About Health and Well-Being in the Rural United States
Discusses ways to address health disparities in rural areas with a focus on shifting away from the deficit narrative of rural places. Explores definitions of rural, the diversity and intersectionality of rural citizens, and how to conduct participatory community research to promote partnerships and health equity in rural communities.
Author(s): R.A. Afifi, E.A. Parker, G. Dino, D.M. Hall, B. Ulin
Citation: Annual Review of Public Health, 43, 135-154
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Codesigning a Community-Based Participatory Research Project to Assess Tribal Perspectives on Privacy and Health Data Sharing: A Report from the Strong Heart Study
Presents findings from a workshop on health data privacy and sharing preferences with 14 tribal leaders whose communities are involved in the Strong Hearts Study. Discusses protocol for consulting tribal communities prior to engaging in biomedical research, issues of data safety, and respecting the distinct preferences of communities.
Author(s): Cynthia Triplett, Burgundy J. Fletcher, Riley I Taitingfong, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ocac038
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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Strengthening Excellence in Research through Veteran Engagement (SERVE) Toolkit 2.0
Presents a toolkit to provide guidance for researchers looking to engage veterans in their research. Highlights successful practices and guidance for the implementation and evaluation of research-based programs. Discusses challenges and successes working with veterans from a number of different demographics, including rural.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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Engaging Communities Through Issues Forums: A How-To Guide for Onsite and Online Community Engagement
Offers guidance on community forums as a technical education tool, including information on planning and hosting a forum, strategies for engaging communities, and resources to support committees and stakeholders. Features examples from forums on farm vitality, farmer mental health, and family health. Requires email registration to view the guide as a flipbook, with a PDF download option at the bottom of the screen.
Author(s): Maria Pippidis, Bonnie Braun, Jessie Ketterman, Shoshanah Inwood, Nicole Wright
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Cooperative Extension Service
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Navajo Philosophies and Worldviews Shape Focus Groups on the Impacts of a Mine Spill
Describes collaborative research that incorporated Navajo philosophy and worldviews into focus group examinations of the Gold King Mine spill of 2015, which impacted a river that flows through the Navajo Nation. Discusses the project's development, building community buy-in, and examining socio-cultural impacts of the disaster.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
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Development of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention for Alaska Native People During a Pandemic Year
Examines the development and implementation of a screening methodology for colorectal cancer (CRC) in Alaska Native (AN) populations. Analyzes 32 rural/remote AN communities who received various community-based CRC screening interventions compared to 14 AN communities who received opportunistic care for CRC screening. Includes discussion about barriers and challenges of screening in rural AN populations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Christie A. Flanagan, Lila J. Finney Rutten, John B. Kisiel, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 30
Date: 2022
Type: Document
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Accelerating the Use of Findings from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice to Improve Health and Health Care
Offers an overview of presentations and discussion from a workshop series on patient-centered outcomes research. Topics include research methods and implementation, collaboration to support health equity, research sustainability, disseminating findings, and informing evidence-based policy making.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Health Care Services
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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A Framework for Assessing Food-Energy-Water Security: A Few Case Studies from Rural Alaska
Discusses research methods related to food, energy, and water (FEW) and the development of a framework to assess FEW in communities based on availability, access, preference, and quality. Reports on the results of using this framework in 3 rural communities in Alaska. Discusses external and internal factors within the communities that contribute to food insecurity.
Author(s): Jennifer I. Schmidt, Barbara Johnson, Henry P. Huntington, Erin Whitney
Citation: Science of the Total Environment, 821
Date: 2022
Type: Document
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