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Resources by Topic: Social determinants of health

Socioeconomic Conditions Affecting Health in Rural Missouri
Describes how education, income, and poverty influence the health of rural residents in Missouri.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Community Health Center Provider Ability to Identify, Treat and Account for the Social Determinants of Health: A Card Study
Evaluates the ability of healthcare providers to identify, treat, and code for the social determinants of health at three community health center (CHC) organizations, one in rural California and two in urban New York and Illinois. Includes data describing the CHCs and patient demographics.
Author(s): Joy H. Lewis, Kate Whelihan, Isaac Navarro, Kimberly R. Boyle
Citation: BMC Family Practice, 17(1), 121
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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The Two Georgias: Addressing Health Equity in Rural Georgia
A series of articles discussing health disparities between rural and urban Georgia. Includes sections devoted to literature reviews, qualitative research, population science, needs assessments, and public health practices. Topics range from rural hospital closure, access and use of EMS services, and teen pregnancy, to social determinants of health as connected to childcare programs.
Citation: Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4), 294-404
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Public Health Association
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Achieving Health Equity: How Academic Medicine Is Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
Includes essays on healthcare challenges faced by rural veterans and on the characteristics of rural immersion training programs for physicians.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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Investing in Population Health
Profile of a pilot project in rural New Mexico focused on population health for Medicaid recipients. Offers communities three levels of patient services and payment. Uses community health workers to address the social determinants of health.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Slade, Kentucky, May 27-29, 2015
Provides a summary of the 77th meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Discusses health disparities in Appalachia, social determinants of health, including poverty and economic development, and how federal programs are working to address these issues.
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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HERO: New Mexico's Health Extension as a Model for Primary Care Transformation
Describes the benefits and lessons learned of a New Mexico state-wide primary care improvement infrastructure program - Health Extension Rural Offices (HERO) - to address social determinants of health. Through the use of extension agents (HEROs) information about patient centered medical homes (PCMH) and university resources was provided to 34 participating small primary care clinics of which half were rural. Program was funded by the AHRQ Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) Grants.
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Harnessing the Power Of Cross-Sector Collaboration: Menominee Indian Tribe, Keshena, Wis.
Describes the Menominee Indian School District (Wisconsin) "Bridges Out of Poverty" trauma informed strategy and training program that recognizes how historical oppression and inequality can influence social determinants that perpetuate poor health outcomes and low academic achievement in students.
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Public Health Association
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Appalachia Then and Now: Examining Changes to the Appalachian Region since 1965
Presents a comparison of collected data on the Appalachian region from the 1960s and 2010s. Discusses a variety of determinants of health, including poverty, mortality, infrastructure, and employment, among others. Document includes Executive Summary, Technical Report, and State Meetings Report.
Additional links: Overview
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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The Social Determinants of Health of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: A Research Framework
Examines the social determinants of health related to childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes from a Native perspective, considering historical trauma, self-determination, and cultural factors. Looks at currently available information, identifies gaps, and provides a research framework to help build a better understanding of the causes of child obesity among Native Americans.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Notah Begay III Foundation
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