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

Exploring Metro and Non-Metro Differences in Satisfaction with Services and Community Participation among Low-income Personal Assistance Service Users
Examines differences between metropolitan and non-metropolitan users of personal assistance services (PAS), which allow people who need assistance with activities of daily living to remain in their own homes and communities. Discusses factors associated with PAS satisfaction and community participation.
Author(s): Rayna Sage, Krys Standley, Genna M. Mashinchi
Citation: Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 876047
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Creating Rural Community Outreach Materials Related to COVID-19 and Disability
Summarizes recommendations developed during a series of rural disability stakeholder meetings for facilitating COVID-19 and vaccination outreach materials for people with disabilities living in rural areas and their friends, family, and caregivers. Includes examples of how information can be modified for rural constituents.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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Rural Community Organizations Building Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ+ Residents
Highlights community-based organizations working to create more inclusive environments and programming for LGBTQ+ residents. Discusses the activities of organizations in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington supporting the improvement of LGBTQ+ health and quality of life.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Robert Libal, Madeleine Pick, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Use of Medical Claims Data for Identifying Missed Opportunities for HPV Immunization Among Privately Insured Adolescents in the State of Iowa
Examines the extent of missed opportunities (MOs) for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents in Iowa between the ages of 11 to 13 and continuously enrolled in private health insurance. Compares the number of MOs by gender and rurality.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Sato Ashida, Paul A. Gilbert, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Health
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Issue Brief: The Impact of Language on Health Care Accessibility
Discusses how language barriers affect healthcare access for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. Highlights challenges that LEP groups, such as farmworkers, faced in receiving COVID-19 care and information.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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Answering The Call: 988 - A New Vision for Crisis Response
Discuss three areas important to implementing the 988 mental health crisis response number and behavioral health crisis response: interagency collaboration, the behavioral health workforce, and financing. Offers policy recommendations for developing a comprehensive crisis response system. Discusses rural considerations and challenges throughout.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Supporting Critical Access Hospital Staff during COVID-19
Presents summaries of initiatives taken in three Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to child care, stress and well-being, and work flexibility. Discusses similarities across these programs and offers considerations for CAHs interested in implementing similar initiatives.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Shehrose Charania, Ira Moscovice
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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On the Farm
Documentary miniseries explores mental health and substance misuse on the American farm. Discusses the factors that contribute to psychological stress and substance use in farm families. Features interviews with experts as well as farmers and their families.
Additional links: Film Website
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State University
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Ventilation Improvement Strategies Among K–12 Public Schools — The National School COVID-19 Prevention Study, United States, February 14–March 27, 2022
Examines different school-based strategies to improve ventilation, with the goal of reducing incidence of COVID-19. Includes data on implementation of each strategy by school location for city, suburb, town, and rural schools.
Author(s): Sanjana Pampati, Catherine N. Rasberry, Luke McConnell, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(23), 770-775
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Rural Oklahomans
Study examining COVID-19 vaccine perceptions and hesitancy among residents of rural Oklahoma counties based on an online questionnaire completed by 222 individuals. Offers demographic data and discusses perceived barriers to vaccination, including concerns about vaccine development and data, complications, and availability, as well as perceived benefits including prevention of COVID-19 infection and transmission.
Author(s): Randolph D. Hubach, Bryan Shannon, Kerry D. Morgan, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(2), 7128
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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