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Resources by Topic: Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

Online Course: Teledentistry in the Era of COVID-19
Online course details the use of teledentistry to provide dental check-ups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presents technical information for implementing teledentistry and discusses business and marketing considerations for using a remote check-up model. Available on-demand beginning April 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Central.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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COVID-19: Guidance for Tribal Programs
Presents guidance for tribal programs related to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Discusses how to continue program services while decreasing the likelihood of contagion.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians
Tools and resources to help physicians respond to COVID-19, including information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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ACOG Practice Advisory: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Provides guidance for obstetricians and gynecologists related to COVID-19. Covers testing, infection prevention and control, precautions for healthcare workforce, care for pregnant women, breastfeeding, and other topics.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Your Recovery Is Important: Virtual Recovery Resources
Information providers and programs can share with people in recovery, to help them find virtual support options for recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Includes resources to help recovery programs create virtual meetings.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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The High Obesity Program: Overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cooperative Extension Services Efforts to Address Obesity
Describes the implementation of the High Obesity Program, a program designed to expand access to healthy foods, increase opportunities for physical activity, and reduce obesity and related diseases in high-risk and predominantly rural communities. Efforts were supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Cooperative Extension Service (CES).
Author(s): Ashleigh Murriel, Sahra Kahin, Anu Pejavara, Terrence O'Toole
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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CDC High Obesity Program Collection
Special publication featuring articles from the Preventing Chronic Disease journal. Included articles highlight programs that address the high rates of obesity in rural communities across the U.S. Each study evaluates the methods and efficacy of the interventions, and discusses their implications on public health more broadly.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The High Obesity Program: A Collaboration Between Public Health and Cooperative Extension Services to Address Obesity
Describes the activities of Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas, known as High Obesity Program (HOP), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with land grant universities and local Cooperative Extension Offices. HOP was designed to implement evidence-based strategies to improve physical activity and nutrition in mostly rural communities with high rates of obesity to reduce obesity, and prevent or control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Author(s): Sahra A. Kahin, Ashleigh L. Murriel, Anu Pejavara, Terrence O'Toole, Ruth Petersen
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Exploring Opportunities to Leverage Pharmacists in Rural Areas to Promote Administration of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Describes the role of rural pharmacists in promoting and administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine using information gathered from interviews of 11 pharmacists at independently owned pharmacies in Iowa. Identifies factors facilitating the administration and accessibility of the vaccine, and reports on personal barriers regarding safety, lack of information, and staff capacity.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Eliza Daly, Natoshia Askelson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Rural Libraries Help Communities Access Health Information
Features rural libraries in South Carolina, Vermont, and Washington that support population health in their communities by providing monthly programs and teaching patrons and staff how to access reliable health information online.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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