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Resources by Topic: Sexual and reproductive health

Indiana's Contraceptive Care Workforce: Current State and Opportunities
Provides an overview of contraceptive care workers in Indiana, such as primary care, maternity care, and pharmacist providers. Includes a county-level map showing location of pharmacists as well as counties that are Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (PC HPSAs) and that do or do not have sufficient Maternity Care Practitioner (MCP) Capacity.
Author(s): Becky Boustani, Courtney Medlock, Hannah Maxey
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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STI Federal Implementation Plan for the United States: 2021-2025
Outlines federal actions aimed at reducing the burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States through 2025. Covers federal partners' commitments to programs, policies, research, and other activities during fiscal years 2021–2025 to meet the goals of the Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan for the United States: 2021–2025. Includes action steps related to tribal communities.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Preventing HPV Cancers with Rural Communities
Highlights guidance for preventing HPV cancers in rural communities. Discusses some of the challenges to prevention and vaccination uptake among rural populations.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Teens Linked to Care Toolkit
A toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for developing prevention programs addressing substance use and sexual risk for youth in rural communities. Includes information on program planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability as well as two case studies from the pilot program using either a school-based or community-based model.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Sexually Transmitted Infections in Alaska Among Alaska Native/American Indian People: 2015-2020
Provides rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Alaska among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people from 2015 to 2020 with comparisons to non-native people.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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Narrative Review of HPV Vaccination Interventions in Rural U.S. Communities
Provides a literature review of research related to intervention strategies to improve adolescent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake in rural communities. Examines 15 studies taking place from 2011 to 2019 that discuss HPV vaccine receipt, HPV vaccine knowledge, cervical cancer knowledge, interventions in rural settings, and more.
Author(s): Heather M. Brandt, Robin C. Vanderpool, Meagan Pilar, Maria Zubizarreta, Lindsay R. Stradtman
Citation: Preventive Medicine, 145, 106407
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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California: County Health Status Profiles 2023
Reports on health status indicators recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for monitoring state and local progress toward achieving Healthy People 2020 goals for the state of California. Includes county-specific information for cancer deaths, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, and other health conditions.
Additional links: Statewide Mortality Trends Interactive Visualization
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Conference of Local Health Officers, California Department of Public Health
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Roles of Race and Residence on the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Carolina: Improving STD Prevention and Care Through Partnerships
Slides that depict information from two presentations. The first explores the associations of race and rurality in relationship to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Medicaid beneficiaries in South Carolina. Utilizes South Carolina Medicaid administrative claims data from 2019 to 2021 to examine STI and HIV incidence with data broken down by age, gender, race/ethnicity, comorbidity index, urban versus rural location, and county. The second analyzes the need to provide STI care in primary health clinics and reports on case studies from 4 rural clinics who discuss a gap in STI screening and treatment as well as barriers such as workforce capacity, structural issues, and stigma.
Author(s): Elizabeth Crouch, Theodoros V. Giannouchos, Melinda A. Merrell
Date: 12/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Adolescent Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Mexican-Origin Women on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border
Highlights a study on the age, sexual history, and contraceptive use of adolescent mothers of Mexican origin in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Explores factors contributing to adolescent pregnancy in the Latina population. Compares foreign-born Latinas of Mexican origin, U.S.-born Latinas of Mexican origin, U.S.-born non-Latina Whites, and Mexican women residing in Mexico. Breaks down data by age, household size, and rural versus urban/suburban location.
Author(s): Blair G. Darney, Emily Boniface, Laura E. Jacobson, et al.
Citation: Journal of Adolescent Health, 71(6), 679-687
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Contraceptive Care Service Provision via Telehealth Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic at Rural and Urban Federally Qualified Health Centers in 2 Southeastern States
Explores a study on the use of telehealth by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to provide contraceptive services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Alabama and South Carolina. Breaks down data by clinic accessibility and services offered, type of contraceptives provided, and rural versus urban location, among other factors.
Author(s): Kate Beatty, Michael G. Smith, Amal J. Khoury, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 39(1), 160-171
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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