Understanding COPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Provides an overview of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms and causes, and explains how rural-based pulmonary rehabilitation services help to restore independence and quality of life in COPD patients. Highlights the prevalence of COPD in rural communities and the steps that Critical Access Hospitals and other small rural hospitals can take to improve access to much-needed pulmonary rehabilitation services. Includes transcript.
Date: 02/2024 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Engaging Students in Advancing Campus Tobacco-Free Policies: A Qualitative Study of California Community Colleges' Efforts
Examines student engagement with tobacco-free campus policies in California community colleges. Analyzes 33 semi-structured interviews from stakeholders across 12 community colleges with a focus on themes such as engaging students, ways students are involved in tobacco-free policies, and the benefits of student engagement, according to rural versus urban campus location.
Author(s): Setareh Harsamizadeh Tehrani, Sang Leng Trieu, Lien Dao, Carissa Samuel, Camillia K. Lui Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20 Date: 11/2023 Type: Document view details
Types of Offers of Combustible Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, and Betel Nut Experienced by Guam Youths
Presents a study on the scenarios where youths in Guam are presented with the opportunity to use cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and betel nut. Bases findings on focus group discussions and breaks down data by type of offer, location, and group context, among other measures.
Author(s): Francis Dalisay, Scott K. Okamoto, Jane Teneza, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(19), 6832 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
Oregon by the Numbers - Key Measures for Oregon and Its Counties
Breaks down demographic and socioeconomic data in Oregon by county. Highlights data on various measures for each county such as food insecurity, unemployment rate, adult smoking, broadband access, and percent rural versus urban, among others.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Ford Family Foundation, Oregon State University Rural Studies Program view details
Health Equity in Connecticut 2023
Report and data graphics for key social drivers of health and health outcomes in Connecticut. Features statistics on topics including health risks and age-adjusted mortality, with breakdowns by rural or suburban areas and for several urban cities.
Author(s): Kelly Davila, Mark Abraham, Camille Seaberry Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: DataHaven view details
Health Panel Comment Letter – HHS Smoking Cessation Framework 2023
Offers comments in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Request for Information on the draft HHS 2023 Framework to Support and Accelerate Smoking Cessation. Discusses tobacco use in rural areas, incorporating payment strategies to incentivize clinical providers and health plans to address tobacco cessation, the importance of culturally competent interventions, and more.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
State Differences in Recommended Components of Care Received During Postpartum Visits for Rural and Urban Residents, 2016-2019
Policy brief measuring state-level differences in receipt of recommended postpartum care components for urban and rural residents, using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Features statistics on the median number of postpartum care components with breakdowns by state and rurality, and state-level maps with shadings showing frequency of screening for depression, smoking, abuse, and counseling for contraception, eating and exercise, and birth spacing.
Author(s): Julia D. Interrante, Phoebe Chastain, Katy Backes Kozhimannil Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details