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Tracking COVID-19 Relief for Human Services and Education Programs
An overview of steps the federal government has taken to implement new resources and administrative changes through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act; and the American Rescue Plan Act. Includes information on programs for food security, care of older people, education, economic impact payments, and tax credits.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Nurse Perspectives Regarding Implementation of an Asthma Monitoring Mobile Health Application in the School Setting
Study exploring nurse experiences with school-based telehealth (SBTH) implementation, specifically SBTH asthma programs in South Carolina. Discusses barriers to asthma care for rural children and the potential for SBTH and mobile health to treat childhood asthma. Draws data from 26 survey respondents that addresses interests in specific mobile application features and issues related to caregiver and family participation.
Author(s): Emily E. Johnson, Claire MacGeorge, Annie Andrews, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine and e-Health, 27(8), 955-962
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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47th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Offers presentation slides and video recordings from the 2021 Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference. Covers a wide variety of topics including infrastructure needs in rural communities, telehealth and distance learning, prevention efforts to address social determinants of health, and more.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Suicide Trends and Prevention in Rural Pennsylvania Counties and Schools
Examines the overall trends in suicide in Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2018 and the suicide prevention programs currently used by counties and in K-12 school districts. Features statistics comparing suicide rates in United States and Pennsylvania, suicide rates in Pennsylvania and predictors of suicide with breakdowns by rural and urban counties, and county-level maps showing rates of suicide per 100,000 and change in suicide rates from 1999-2018.
Author(s): Daniel J. Mallinson, Eunsil Yoo, Brandon Cruz
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Mask Use and Ventilation Improvements to Reduce COVID-19 Incidence in Elementary Schools — Georgia, November 16–December 11, 2020
Examines the impact of school-level prevention strategies on COVID-19 incidence among students and staff members at Georgia elementary schools with in-person learning, before the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines. Includes data on case levels in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Jenna Gettings, Michaila Czarnik, Elana Morris, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(21), 779-784
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Hospital as a Convener in Rural Communities
Case study examining the role of rural hospitals as conveners that support community health goals and population health, discussing examples from Michigan and Virginia. Describes community sectors that hospitals can convene, including education, behavioral health, housing, transportation, food, and state and local governments. Offers steps for a hospital to become a convener in their community.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Associated with a Local Bar Opening Event — Illinois, February 2021
Reports on a rural indoor bar opening event that resulted in COVID-19 cases among bar patrons and employees, as well as secondary cases in the community that impacted a long-term care facility and a school. Discusses the need for prevention measures as community businesses reopen.
Author(s): Samira Sami, Caitlin R. Turbyfill, Shelby Daniel-Wayman, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(14), 528-532
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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NIEA Advocacy to Address COVID-19
Provides legislative updates and resources supporting tribes, tribal schools and communities, and states to ensure they have the means to address COVID-19.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Education Association
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COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K–12 Schools — Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31–November 29, 2020
Examines COVID-19 cases, spread, and compliance with mask use among students and staff participating in in-person learning in 17 rural Wisconsin K–12 schools. Discusses school infection mitigation measures. Reports on community and school-associated COVID-19 cases and in-school transmission.
Author(s): Amy Falk, Alison Benda, Peter Falk, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(4), 136-140
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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School Districts Have Expanded Their Nonacademic Services for 2021–2022, While Academic Offerings Remain Much the Same: Selected Findings from the Third American School District Panel Survey
Report highlights the findings of an American School District Panel survey of district leaders on the potential changes to their academic and nonacademic offerings for the 2021-2022 school year. Details information on school-based mental health services and features data on rural school districts.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Heather L. Schwartz, Melissa Kay Diliberti
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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