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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries
Describes the sociodemographic characteristics, access to healthcare, and health status for Maine's adults with low-income and no dependent children using data derived from the 2011-2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), in preparation of Medicaid expansion. Offers recommendations to policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders supporting the effective implementation of Medicaid expansion to address the health needs of potential enrollees.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, Erika Ziller, Barbara Leonard
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
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Disparities in Rural Tobacco Use, Smoke-Free Policies, and Tobacco Taxes
Highlights tobacco-related disparities in rural communities such as the prevalence of second-hand smoke, smoke free policies, and taxes on tobacco products. Discusses cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, tobacco industry influence, and best practices for rural communities.
Author(s): Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, Donald R. Miller, Brody Maack
Citation: Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(8), 1184-1202
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Rural Health Research Recap: Healthcare Access and Status Among Rural Children
Provides summaries of research on rural children's health status and outcomes. Features statistics from 2011-2012 on children's health status by geography and insurance type, proportion of children with excellent or very good condition of teeth, and maternal smoking behavior, with breakdowns by urban, large rural, or small rural location.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Creating a Public Health Community of Practice to Support American Indian and Alaska Native Communities in Addressing Chronic Disease
Describes use of the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model to support and evaluate program objectives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program.
Author(s): Shawna L. Williams, Alexis Kaigler, Amy Armistad, David K. Espey, Bruce B. Struminger
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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A Holistic Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention: Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
Describes the development, funding, and implementation of a 5-year program, begun in 2014, supporting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and tribal organizations to simultaneously address chronic diseases and their risk factors. Identifies approaches useful for agencies and organizations working with AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Nancy S. Andrade, David K. Espey, Mary E. Hall, Ursula E. Bauer
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Providerā€Level Variation in Smoking Cessation Assistance Provided in the Cardiology Clinics: Insights from the NCDR PINNACLE Registry
Presents a study on the variation in smoking cessation assistance programs across the U.S. Highlights the prevalence of these programs in primary care settings and details the data by patient characteristics, census region, and urbanity.
Author(s): Mayank Sardana, Yuanyuan Tang, Jared W. Magnani, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 8(13)
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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E-Cigarette Minimum Legal Sale Age Laws and Traditional Cigarette Use among Rural Pregnant Teenagers
Uses 2010-2016 data from 32 states to explore how minimum legal sale age laws for e-cigarettes affects cigarette use among pregnant teenagers in rural areas. Provides data and statistics on smoking before and during pregnancy, underage teen births, and birth outcomes. Includes rural/urban comparisons.
Author(s): Michael Pesko, Janet Currie
Citation: Journal of Health Economics, 66, 71-90
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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2019 Arkansas Epidemiological State Profile of Substance Abuse
Provides information on youth and adult substance abuse in Arkansas to help guide substance abuse prevention decision-making. Highlights consequences such as arrests, suicide, and depression and focuses on alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug, and prescription drug use. Includes county-level profiles.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, UA Little Rock MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training
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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: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon State University Rural Studies Program, The Ford Family Foundation
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Kentucky Community Fights Back against Cardiovascular Disease
Results of a study conducted in Appalachian Kentucky, exploring a program in which community health workers helped promote healthy eating, physical activity, stress reduction, and other activities to manage risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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