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Resources by Topic: U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Addressing Health and Health Care Needs in the United States-Mexico Border Region
Policy position brief describing geography and demographics of the border region, population health and health care issues, factors contributing to the crisis, public policy implications, and suggestions for addressing needs. Comprises Executive Summary and Full Report.
Author(s): Brian Lady, Carrie Henning-Smith, Susan Kunz
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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NACRHHS Policy Brief on Social Determinants of Health
Webinar recording discusses the social determinants of health affecting rural communities and some possible strategies for remedying the socioeconomic factors that lead to negative health outcomes. Looks at poverty, education, transportation, and labor markets as contributing factors. Focuses on three rural healthcare centers in New Mexico and statewide policy based on data from rural areas throughout the nation.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Transcript
Date: 03/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Community Health Workers Get Trained to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
Highlights programs serving the Navajo Nation, Texas colonias, and Appalachian Maryland that use community health workers to provide oral health education and improve access dental care.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Arizona AHEC Annual Report, 2017
Highlights the Arizona Area Health Education Centers' (AzAHEC) 2017 program achievements. Provides details and statistics related to several of the program's education, training, and rotation opportunities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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One Health Interactions of Chagas Disease Vectors, Canid Hosts, and Human Residents Along the Texas-Mexico Border
Results of a study to determine prevalence of Chagas disease in coyotes, stray domestic dogs, and humans in 9 south Texas counties. Includes map with shadings showing presence of positive samples by species and geographic origin, and table showing numbers of animals and people tested and percentage with the disease.
Author(s): Melissa N. Garcia, Sarah O'Day, Susan Fisher-Hoch, et al.
Citation: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(11)
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Migrant Farmworkers Along the US-Mexico Border
Evaluates the comparability of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) to detect latent TB infection (LTBI) among migrant farmworkers in the San Luis US-Mexico border region of Arizona, and to observe the influence of demographic and clinical dynamics on test results.
Author(s): Eyal Oren, Mallorie Fiero, Erika Barrett, et al.
Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 630
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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Factors Affecting Implementation of the California Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CA-CORD) Project, 2013
Results of a qualitative study using interviews with project leaders and key stakeholders in healthcare, early care and education, and school sectors. Identifies facilitators of and barriers to implementation of a childhood obesity research project conducted in a rural California county bordering Mexico.
Author(s): Emmeline Chuang, Julian Brunner, Jamie Moody, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
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Sociocultural Construction of Food Ways in Low-Income Mexican-American Women with Diabetes: A Qualitative Study
Explores successful type 2 diabetes management practices of low-income Hispanic women residing in a rural community on the Texas-Mexico border in a sociocultural context, specifically looking at foodways. Foodways are the cultural, social, and economic practices relating to the production and consumption of food.
Author(s): Sandra Benavides-Vaello, Sharon A. Brown
Citation: Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(15-16), 2367-2377
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
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Network Spotlight: Santa Cruz County Adolescent Wellness Network
Explores various aspects of the Nogales, Arizona based Santa Cruz Adolescent Wellness Network (AWN) through an interview with network director, Cassalyn David. AWN is a group of local agencies that work together in a dynamic, collaborative manner to improve the health and wellness of area adolescents. Interview covers AWN's network characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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