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Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources

Understanding American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs: The Potential of Existing Data
Details a report on the healthcare and developmental needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children from prenatal to 5 years of age. Draws conclusions pertaining to information from the American Community Survey and the Head Start Program Information Reports and points to gaps and limitations in the current data regarding AI/AN children and their families.
Author(s): Lizabeth Malone, Emily Knas, Sara Bernstein, Lindsay Read Feinberg
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica Policy Research
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Extending Work on Rural Health Disparities: A Commentary on Matthews and Colleagues' Report
Commentary on the CDC MMWR report, Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification — United States, 2013. Discusses the value of the data provided in the report, which highlights health-related behaviors for six geographic levels. Offers recommendations to build on this work.
Author(s): Paul A. Gilbert, Helena H. Laroche, Robert B. Wallace, Edith A. Parker, Susan J. Curry
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Advancing System and Policy Changes for Social and Racial Justice: Comparing a Rural and Urban Community-based Participatory Research Partnership in the U.S.
Examines two community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships, one serving African Americans in rural Missouri and the other African American and Latinos in the urban South Bronx. The CBPR partnerships focused on health inequities related to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Discusses the historical context of racial and social injustice, social justice partnership strategies, and the role of CBPR.
Author(s): Carlos Devia, Elizabeth A. Baker, Shannon Sanchez-Youngman, et al.
Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health, 16(1), 17
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
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Preparing a Strong Rural Health Message
Webinar explaining how to use resources freely available through websites of the Rural Health Research Gateway and the Rural Health Information Hub. Offers tips on using these sites to develop services and messages to promote rural people's health.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript, Webinar Recording
Date: 01/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Community Building Community: The Distinct Benefits of Community Partners Building Other Communities' Capacity to Conduct Health Research
Explores a study on the benefits of building community health research capacity through the sharing of best practices. Focuses specifically on African American communities located in the rural Arkansas Lower Mississippi River Delta. Details the partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) and the community programs The Faith Task Force and the TriCounty Rural Health Network.
Author(s): Jerome Turner, Johnny Smith, Keneshia Bryant, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 11(1), 81-86
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Decolonizing Knowledge Development in Health Research Cultural Safety Through the Lens of Hawaiian Homestead Residents
Highlights a study on the concept of cultural safety as a means of conducting effective health research within Native Hawaiian communities. Focuses on practices that facilitate cross-cultural respect and understanding.
Author(s): Lana Sue I. Ka'opua, Suresh Tamang, Adrienne Dillard, B. Puni Kekauoha
Citation: Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 5(2), 20-42
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Engaging Rural Residents in Patient-Centered Health Care Research
Describes the process of engaging rural patients and caregivers to explore and understand rural perspectives surrounding the patient-centered medical home model. Discusses engagement efforts and lessons learned from analyzing rural residents' engagement in healthcare research.
Author(s): Michelle Levy, Cheryl Holmes, Amy Mendenhall, Whitney Grube
Citation: Patient Experience Journal, 4(1), 46-53
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Accuracy of Name and Age Data Provided about Network Members in a Social Network Study of People Who Use Drugs: Implications for Constructing Sociometric Networks
Presents as study on the accuracy of risk network reporting from drug users in rural Appalachia. Breaks down risk networks by participants' relationship to network members.
Author(s): April M. Young, Abby E. Rudolph, Amanda E. Su, et al.
Citation: Annals of Epidemiology, 26(11), 802-809
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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Building the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Brief video overview of the creation of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) in 1987. Also describes some of FORHP's early work, including the establishment of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and the Rural Health Research Center program.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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CRCAIH Methodology Core: Tracking Health over Time and Geography
Shows the potential impact of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health on health and health disparities. Looks at county-level health outcome data in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Ranks counties into six groups based on estimated health index. Includes maps showing the rankings and identifying reservation lands and locations of CRCAIH tribal partners.
Author(s): Jing Zhao, Morgan Nelson, Jessica Hanson, Susan Puumala
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health
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