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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Hawaii: FY 2024 Application/FY 2022 Annual Report
Describes Hawaii's maternal and child health programs, which include priorities related to family planning, food security, rates of child abuse and neglect, health screenings for children, wellness visits and vaccination, mental healthcare, telehealth access, and more. Discusses healthcare access issues for rural residents, activities by the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Medicaid provider shortages, and other rural-relevant issues.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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CDC's State of Vaccine Confidence Insights Report: Vaccination in Rural America Special Report
Examines vaccine confidence and uptake among rural populations in the United States between 2017-2023, with a focus on COVID-19 vaccination. Covers differences in vaccine uptake among rural, suburban, and rural populations. Discusses concerns about vaccination and identifies strategies for successful outreach to rural areas.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Influenza, Tdap, and COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Hesitancy Among Pregnant Women — United States, April 2023
Examines influenza, Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis), and COVID-19 vaccination coverage among women pregnant during the 2022-23 influenza season. Includes data on vaccination coverage for those living in rural and nonrural areas.
Author(s): Hilda Razzaghi, Katherine E. Kahn, Kayla Calhoun, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(39), 1065-1071
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Ford Family Foundation, Oregon State University Rural Studies Program
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Acceptability and Readiness to Promote Human Papillomavirus Vaccination at Ages 9–10 Years: A Feasibility Study among North Carolina Clinics
Examines the recommendation of vaccinating against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in children 9-10 years old. Analyzes feedback from providers in 2 rural North Carolina primary clinics about their perceptions regarding this recommendation.
Author(s): Nadja A. Vielot, Robyn M. Lane, Kaitlyn Loefstedt, et al.
Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9,153
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — National Immunization Survey–Teen, United States, 2022
Reports on trends in vaccination coverage among U.S. adolescents for ages 13 through 17. Includes nonmetro data on vaccination by age 13 and by age 14 for each birth year for the following vaccines: Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis), MenACWY (quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate), and HPV (human papillomavirus).
Author(s): Cassandra Pingali, David Yankey, Laurie D. Elam-Evans, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(34), 912-919
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Forming Partnerships to Increase Rural Immunization Rates
Discusses barriers to vaccine uptake in rural communities. Describes how two community organizations worked to increase vaccinations in rural Alabama and how a network led by the National Center for Farmworker Health built the capacity to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and build vaccine confidence among migrant farmworkers. Identifies state considerations for implementing community-based programs to increase vaccinations in rural areas.
Author(s): Shalini Nair, Heather Tomlinson
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Disparities in Minnesota's COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
Presents data from the end of 2022 on COVID-19 vaccination rate disparities for population subgroups in Minnesota. Examines amount of time to reach 50% vaccination rate by age, race/ethnicity, sex, and urbanization, including rural, small town, exurban, and urban/suburban.
Author(s): Colin Planalp
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Electronic Health Record Consortium, State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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New Mexico State-Tribal Collaboration Act Agency Report 2023
Summarizes collaboration between New Mexico state agencies and tribal nations in New Mexico regarding current public health priorities, including COVID-19, substance use disorder, homelessness, and cancer. Identifies resources available for American Indians from each New Mexico department and activities and funding for the fiscal year 2023, covering community health workers, cancer, diabetes, suicide prevention, and more.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Community Forums as Amplifiers of Communities' Voices: Isolated Communities in Puerto Rico
Highlights a study on health-related issues in isolated communities in Puerto Rico. Utilizes a community forum to identify health-related issues, such as primary care and mental health access, social determinants of health, emergency preparedness, and COVID-19 vaccinations, among other measures.
Author(s): Yashira M. Sánchez Colón, Edna Acosta Pérez, Mayra L. Roubert Rivera, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(14), 6335
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
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