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

Promising Practice: Educational Partnership Reaches Rural California Communities
Details a promising practice that works to expand health literacy among rural Latinos in California through a partnership between the California State Office of Rural Health and the California Department of Public Health's Office of Binational Border Health. Details the way the program is reaching rural Latinos through community health worker/promotores training.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Physical Activity Change after a Promotora-Led Intervention in Low-Income Mexican American Women Residing in South Texas
Examines the physical activity preferences and changes after a community health worker (CHW) led intervention to decrease sedentary time in 620 Mexican American women from mostly rural colonias settlements in Hidalgo County, South Texas on the U.S. Mexico border. The Community Health Activities Model Program for Seniors Physical Activity (CHAMPS) instrument was used to predict an increase in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Author(s): Jennifer J. Salinas, Deborah Parra-Medina
Citation: BMC Public Health. 2019,(19), 782.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Protocol for Links (Linking Individual Needs to Community and Clinical Services): A Prospective Matched Observational Study of a Community Health Worker Community Clinical Linkage Intervention on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Describes Linking Individual Needs to Community and Clinical Services (LINKS), a 3-year observational tool developed to examine the impact of CHW-led interventions using electronic health records and other applications to reduce chronic disease risk and promote well-being among Latinos residing in the U.S. Mexico border region of Arizona.
Author(s): Abby M. Lohr, Maia Ingram, Scott C. Carvajal, Kevin Doubleday, Benjamin Aceves, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health,19, 399
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 13th 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: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Arizona AHEC Annual Report, 2019
Highlights the Arizona Area Health Education Centers' (AzAHEC) 2019 program achievements. Provides details and statistics related to several of the program's education, training, and rotation opportunities.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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Border Health Status Report to the Legislature 2017-2018
General overview of the current health status of populations living in the California border region including the demographics and significant health indicators. Covers obesity, diabetes, mental health issues, tuberculosis (TB), sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Author(s): Maggie Santibanez, Sandra Yun, Theodore Efthemeou, April Fernandez
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Department of Public Health, California Office of Binational Border Health
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The Task Force of Border Health Officials 2018 Biennial Report
Describes the initial efforts of the Task Force of Border Health Officials, which was created by legislation in Texas to help develop recommendations for improving public health in the Texas border region. Summarizes recommendations focusing on 5 areas: public health infrastructure, environmental health, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, and maternal and child health.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Office of Border Public Health
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Continuing Evidence of Chagas Disease Along the Texas-Mexico Border
Explores a study on Chagas Disease on the Texas-Mexico border. Features case studies detailing experiences with the disease in the rural towns of Rio Grande City, TX and San Vicente, Mexico; and in urban centers of Mission, TX and Reynosa, Mexico.
Author(s): Melissa S. Nolan, David Aguilar, Eric L. Brown, et al.
Citation: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(11)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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Trends in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Cesarean Delivery Rates on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 2000-2015
Reports on a study comparing cesarean delivery rates before and after 2009 for Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations living in border and non-border counties of the four U.S.-Mexico border states. Study data was derived from the National Vital Statistics System U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth files, 2000 to 2015.
Author(s): Jill A. McDonald, Anup Amatya, Charlotte C. Gard, Jesus Sigala
Citation: PLoS One, 13(9)
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Patterns of Screen Time Among Rural Mexican-American Children on the New Mexico-Mexico Border
Reports on a study to determine the screen use among children of Mexican ancestry who are 6 to 10 years living in 2 rural communities along the U.S. Mexico border. The focus of this study is to understand accepted social norms, and reduce sedentary behavior to decrease the prevalence of obesity in Hispanic populations.
Author(s): Jill A. McDonald, Christopher Sroka, Elizabeth Olivares, Merranda Marin, Maria Gurrola, Joseph R. Sharkey,
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2018(15)
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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