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Resources by Topic: Social determinants of health

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
Addresses the differences in mortality and disease risk factors related to behaviors, access to healthcare, and social determinants of health in both rural and urban settings.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 62(3)
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Characteristics of the Residential Neighborhood Environment Differentiate Intimate Partner Femicide in Urban Versus Rural Settings
Examines the role of neighborhood-level factors in differentiating between rural and urban intimate partner femicide (IPF) in Wisconsin. Includes statistics such as marital status and relationship to perpetrator, IPF rates by degree of rurality, characteristics of IPF deaths and rural versus urban IPF.
Author(s): Kirsten M. M. Beyer, Peter M. Layde, L. Kevin Hamberger, Purushottam W. Laud
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 281-293
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Geographic Information Systems and Chronic Kidney Disease: Racial Disparities, Rural Residence and Forecasting
Provides an overview of geographic information systems (GIS) concepts and techniques. Examines how GIS techniques have been used to study socioeconomic factors that contribute to chronic kidney disease. Explores race, poverty, and rural residence in relation to planning for renal services geographically.
Author(s): Rudolph A. Rodriguez, John R. Hotchkiss, Ann M. O'Hare
Citation: Journal of Nephrology, 26(1), 3-15
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Culture as a Social Determinant of Health
Describes the role that culture plays in health for Native Americans. Discusses the importance of cultural competence for healthcare providers, and includes recommendations for healthcare providers and policymakers.
Author(s): James Knibb-Lamouche
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Photovoice for Healthy Relationships: Community-Based Participatory HIV Prevention in a Rural American Indian Community
Provides an example of a culturally responsive, community-based project for addressing social determinants of health in rural American Indian communities.
Author(s): Susan F. Markus
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal, 19(1), 102-123
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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A Rural Socioeconomic Risk and Resiliency Inventory and Associated Health Outcomes
Creates an index of social and economic variables that are related to population health outcomes among rural and urban U.S. counties, and examines variability in this index across rural and urban counties.
Additional links: Policy Brief, July 2011
Author(s): Joel A. Halverson, Michael Hendryx
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
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Place-Based Policies and Public Health: The Road to Healthy Rural People and Places
Identifies how the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) can influence the social determinants of health and contribute to the prosperity, equity, sustainability, and livability of rural places.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, A. Clinton MacKinney, Mario Gutierrez, Jocelyn Richgels
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Rural Policy Research Institute Human Services Panel, Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Social Determinants of Health Among African Americans in a Rural Community in the Deep South: An Ecological Exploration
Reports on a study that identified potential social determinants of health among African Americans in a rural community in the Deep South.
Author(s): Alison Scott, Rebecca Wilson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(1), 1634
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
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Health Extension in New Mexico: An Academic Health Center and the Social Determinants of Disease
Discusses New Mexico's Health Extension Rural Offices program, developed in response to the Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service methodologies for academic health centers for community engagement focused on rural areas that can address the social determinants of disease.
Author(s): Arthur Kaufman, Wayne Powell, Charles Alfero, et al.
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 8(1), 73-81
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
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Indiana Healthy Opportunities for People Everywhere (I-HOPE)
A statewide program in Indiana to address health disparities among minority and rural citizens. Collaborates with various partners to improve nutrition, affordable housing, transportation, childcare issues, and employment, among others. Details funding opportunities for community projects and offers program resources such as contact information for regional field teams and interactive maps related to program goals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Department of Health, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University
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