Optimizing Care Coordination to Address Social Determinants of Health Needs for Dual-Use Veterans
Explores a study evaluating a care coordination program that aims to address social determinants of health (SDOH) for veterans who use both Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities and non-VA hospitals. Highlights the social worker-led program to help address SDOH factors, such as connecting veterans with transportation, homelessness resources, and financial assistance, among others. Discusses the role rurality plays in veterans' ability to access services and care.
Author(s): Heidi Sjoberg, Wenhui Liu, Carly Rohs, et al. Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22(59) Date: 01/2022 Type: Document view details
Association Between County-Level Risk Groups and COVID-19 Outcomes in the United States: A Socioecological Study
Analysis of 2,701 counties from January 2020 to February 2021 to identify distinct groups of counties, based on sociodemographic, health, and environmental domains and the association with COVID-19 cases and deaths. Features statistics and county-level maps showing rates of COVID-19 cases, rates of COVID-19 deaths, and county-level risk factors with breakdowns including rural counties with social and medical vulnerabilities and older rural counties with greater social assets.
Author(s): Sadiya S. Khan, Amy E. Krefman, Megan E. McCabe, et al. Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 81 Date: 01/2022 Type: Document view details
Chronic Diseases and Associated Risk Factors Among Adults in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
Highlights a study on the prevalence of chronic diseases in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria and the level of support available to patients before and after the storm. Bases conclusions on 2 studies conducted in 2015 and 2019. Breaks down data by participant characteristics, such as age, employment, and rurality of residence, among other measures.
Author(s): Josiemer Mattei, Martha Tamez, June O'Neill, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(1), e2139986 Date: 01/2022 Type: Document view details
Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Care: Proceedings of a Workshop
Presents proceedings from a 2021 workshop on issues related to disparities in cancer incidence, care, and patient outcomes. Discusses structural racism, social determinants of health, and health disparities for specific populations such as minorities and those living in rural areas. Provides strategies for understanding cultural factors related to establishing quality cancer care for all patients.
Author(s): Board on Health Care Services Date: 2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Utah Primary Care Needs Assessment 2021
Assesses the primary care needs in the state of Utah.
Reviews indicators of healthcare access, health status, social determinants of health, and the primary care
workforce shortages in Utah. Includes information and maps
on primary care, dental, and mental Health Professional
Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health view details
Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges
Report explores the relationship oral health has to overall health and wellness. Discusses the societal factors that affect oral health and oral healthcare access. Features a discussion on rural oral health disparities and access to care in rural areas.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health view details
Policy Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Insecurity in Rural America: Evidence from Appalachia
Study examining food access during the COVID-19 pandemic in a rural Appalachian community in Kentucky, based on qualitative data from 5 focus groups. Discusses food scarcity, supply chain disruptions, federal food assistance, community food resources, and home gardening, and highlights policy implications related to federal programs and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Kathryn M. Cardarelli, Emily DeWitt, Rachel Gillespie, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(23), 12792 Date: 12/2021 Type: Document view details
Missouri Health Assessment
Describes the Missouri state health status assessment, community themes and strengths, state health system assessment, and forces of change. Mentions rural throughout and includes statistics showing disparities between urban and rural areas for various health issues.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services view details