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Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Mexican-Origin Adults in a Community Sample at the US Mexico Border Region
Evaluated 206 Mexican-origin adults at risk for chronic diseases in 3 U.S.-Mexico border counties in Arizona for factors associated with depressive symptoms. Discusses protective factors and includes recommendations to local healthcare and other community officials for education to reduce health disparities.
Author(s): Mario Morales, Maia Ingram, Kiera M. Coulter, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(11), 6017
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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The Use of Qualitative Methods to Guide the Development of the Border Resilience Scale in a Participatory Research Study
Highlights a study on the effect of social and ecological stressors for Mexican-origin adults residing along the U.S.-Mexico border on their physical and psychological health. Explores the factors that contribute to community resilience and emotional and physical wellness.
Author(s): Maia Ingram, Karina R. Dueñas, Idolina Castro, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(9), 5703
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
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A Population-Based Assessment of Metastatic Hepatoblastoma in Texas Reveals Ethnic Disparities
Presents the results of a population-based study to advance knowledge of the epidemiology of hepatoblastoma, a common liver disease in children particularly Latino children, and to identify the high-risk factors of the disease to improve health outcomes. Study evaluated population data based on sex, race or ethnicity, age, urban-rural status, and residence in the Texas-Mexico border region.
Author(s): Andres F. Espinoza, Michael E. Scheurer, Tiffany M. Chambers, Sanjeev A. Vasudevan, Philip J. Lupo
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 11
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
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Mobile Health and Wellness Project: A Binational Collaboration of Frontline Health Services to the Latino Population in the United States in Times of COVID-19
Highlights the activities and initial outcomes of the education and vaccination efforts provided by the Mobile Health and Wellness project focused on Latino, immigrant, and rural communities in the U.S. to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Preventive health services were offered to Latinx populations in areas with limited access to health services, and provided via mobile health vehicles operated by the US-Mexico Border Health Commission (Mexico Section) along with Alianza Americas, Latino Commission on AIDS, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Author(s): Cecilia B. Rosales, Hilda Dávila Chávez, Michael A. Flynn, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 10
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Arizona AHEC Annual Report, 2023
Highlights the Arizona Area Health Education Centers' (AzAHEC) 2023 program achievements. Provides details and statistics related to several of the program's education, training, and rotation
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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Early Effects of COVID-19 on Physical Activity and Screen Time Use among Elementary School Students in Columbus, New Mexico
Presents the results of an online survey among parents of students attending Columbus Elementary School in Columbus, New Mexico, a rural Hispanic colonias on the US-Mexico border, to identify and measure changes in their children's physical activity and screen time use during the initial stages of COVID-19. Discusses the significance of home and community and other considerations supporting physical activity for children in the event of a future public health threat.
Author(s): Juan C Padilla, Jill A McDonald, Christopher Sroka, Cynthia Kratzke, Jagdish Khubchandani
Citation: Dialogues Health, 2022,1
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Adolescent Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Mexican-Origin Women on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border
Highlights a study on the age, sexual history, and contraceptive use of adolescent mothers of Mexican origin in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Explores factors contributing to adolescent pregnancy in the Latina population. Compares foreign-born Latinas of Mexican origin, U.S.-born Latinas of Mexican origin, U.S.-born non-Latina Whites, and Mexican women residing in Mexico. Breaks down data by age, household size, and rural versus urban/suburban location.
Author(s): Blair G. Darney, Emily Boniface, Laura E. Jacobson, et al.
Citation: Journal of Adolescent Health, 71(6), 679-687
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Health and Health Care in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Examines the differences in sociodemographic characteristics, health coverage, access to care, and health outcomes of populations in the U.S.-Mexico border states to guide efforts addressing the needs of border communities. Analysis is based on 2019 county-level data from the American Community Survey (ACS) five-year data tables, Health Resources and Services Administration's Area Health Resource Files (AHRF), Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS), and 2020 data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) WONDER database.
Author(s): Drishti Pillai, Samantha Artiga
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Task Force of Border Health Officials Recommendations Report, 2022
Report addressing public health issues in the Texas-Mexico border region, offering short- and long-term planning recommendations. Covers health infrastructure, communicable diseases, environmental health, chronic diseases, and maternal child health.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Task Force of Border Health Officials
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How Resilient Are Communities Along the U.S.-Mexico Border?
Examines economic and health risk factor data for the United States-Mexico border region based on Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) and American Community Survey (ACS) data. Compares average risk factor statistics for border counties, non-border counties in border states, and all non-border counties in the U.S., and offers comparisons for the 4 border states.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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