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

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: PowerPoint Handout, Webinar 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
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Equity in New Mexico, 11th Edition
Highlights the leading health disparities in rural and urban New Mexico for state organizations and agencies to use as a resource in the development and implementation of evidence-based programs that will advance health equity.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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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.
Location: 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.
Location: 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.
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13
Date: 10/2016
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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Health without Borders
Video featuring the Health without Borders (HwoB) program, which uses promotoras to provide immunizations door-to-door. This approach is popular in Mexico and provides a familiar experience for the immigrants that HwoB serves in Luna County, New Mexico.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!)
Video highlighting the Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!) program, a comprehensive, culturally competent diabetes education program for Hispanic/Latino populations in rural Arizona. Features program staff and patients sharing how the program impacted the health of people in the region.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Health Care For Hispanics
Summarizes the general health of the Hispanic population in communities throughout the U.S. Analyzes data from the Heckler Report and the National Quality Strategy. Compares health data from border counties and non-border counties.
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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