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

The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Report discusses child and adult obesity and its connection to food insecurity in rural and urban areas across the country. Highlights rates of obesity by state, race, and gender and presents policies and programs to address obesity.
Author(s): Molly Warren, Stacy Beck, Daphne Delgado
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations
Offers state, tribal, territorial, and local public health programs guidance on planning and implementing COVID-19 vaccination programs within their jurisdictions. Provides information on identifying critical populations, recruiting and retaining providers, allocating and distributing COVID-19 vaccines, and more. Includes rural considerations.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Action Plan
Provides an overview of the current rural health care and human services landscape. Outlines a Four-Point strategy to build a sustainable health and human services model for rural communities, leverage technology and innovation, focus on preventing disease and mortality, and increase rural access to care. Identifies opportunities to transform rural health and human services through federal government partnership and describes new policies and programs to implement the Four-Point Strategy. Highlights actions already taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support rural communities.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19
Overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect disaster preparedness and recovery. Addresses hurricane preparation, lowering risk of COVID-19 in public disaster shelters, and more.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Interim COVID-19 Contact Tracing Communications Toolkit for Health Departments
Toolkit designed to help health departments prevent the spread of COVID-19 by providing communication resources related to contact tracing and self-quarantining. Includes talking points, public service announcement examples, sample social media posts, a list of relevant questions and answers, and other resources.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Indian Health Service - COVID-19 Webinar Recordings
Features a number of webinar recordings of Indian Health Service trainings related to COVID-19. Discusses issues such as emotional well-being, domestic violence, and telebehavioral health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Oregon COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians, Part 2
Presents current information on COVID-19 clinical management, testing, best practices, and community medical response. Live sessions are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month and continuing medical education (CME) credits are available for Oregon physicians.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon ECHO Network, Oregon Health Authority
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Arizona Center for Rural Health - COVID-19 Information & Updates
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 specific to rural Arizona. Features information on health care facilities, emergency medical services, and Medicaid, among other topics.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association - COVID-19 Resources
Highlights information related to the COVID-19 crisis in Virginia. Presents news, resources, and state-level policy actions for Virginia's hospitals.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Works to improve the health of Vermont communities by supporting the state's nonprofit hospitals. Features information and resources on COVID-19 for Vermont's healthcare providers and highlights legislative updates related to COVID-19 issues.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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