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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Disease Control & Prevention STI/HIV Program
Highlights the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis across the state of Kansas. Features rates by age, race, gender, as well as count-level data.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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The Status of Women in North Carolina: Health & Wellness
Analyzes data on women's health, access to reproductive services, and experiences of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Includes recommendations such as increasing women's access to healthcare, particularly in rural areas. Features statistics on various diseases and health conditions and county-level North Carolina maps showing mortality rates for breast cancer and heart disease.
Author(s): Elyse Shaw, Adiam Tesfaselassie
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement
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HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Deep South: Trends from 2008-2016
Updates an earlier report on HIV disparities in the South. Addresses HIV/AIDS diagnosis rates, mortality, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, federal funding, demographics, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Briefly discusses rural HIV rates and funding.
Author(s): Susan S. Reif, C. Micha Belden, Elena Wilson, Carolyn McAllaster
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative
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Iowa Department of Public Health Uses TelePrEP to Prevent HIV
Highlights a HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program in Iowa that uses a combination of telemedicine, physicians, clinical pharmacists, and a patient navigator to connect to patients around the state. The program also partners with two community health centers and offers an option of self-test kits to address transportation and stigma issues.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Leveraging Medicaid Financing and Coverage Benefits to Deliver PrEP Intervention Services
Shows how stakeholders in Medicaid agencies, Medicaid managed care organizations, and public health departments can identify barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and clinical services, in an effort to prevent HIV. Includes a section on provision of PrEP through Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers, and through telehealth.
Author(s): Naomi Seiler
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AcademyHealth
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2018 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Author(s): Rebekah Gee, Alexander Billioux
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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The Cost of Implementing a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in High School Health Classes
Examines estimated costs for implementing an adapted version of the "Reducing the Risk" curriculum in rural Kentucky high schools during the 2013-2014 school year. Also compares these costs with those of 9 other federally-funded evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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South Dakota HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report
Provides county level data on the number of HIV/AIDS cases for South Dakota. Addresses co-infections with other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and characteristics of infected residents.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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Increasing Access to Contraception: Rural Health
Offers strategies and best practices to address identified challenges and barriers to increasing access to contraception and related healthcare services in rural areas.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Maternity Care in Crisis: American Women Are Dying From Childbirth at a Higher Rate Than in Any Other Developed Country
Discusses the increase in maternal mortality rates in the U.S. and state actions to address this issue, including a pilot program to improve rural access to care in Georgia. Highlights racial/ethnic disparities in death rates and the work of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.
Author(s): Tahra Johnson
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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