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

Coordinated Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Pharmaceutical Care Telehealth for People with Parkinson Disease in Rural Communities: An Exploratory, 8-Week Cohort Study for Feasibility, Safety, and Signal of Efficacy
Study examining telehealth care for rural patients with Parkinson disease based on an evaluation of a telehealth pilot with 15 participants in Wyoming and Nevada. Evaluates outcomes related to speech therapy, physiotherapy, pharmaceutical care components of the program, and discusses the signal of efficacy for the intervention.
Author(s): Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Merrill R. Landers, Annalisa Piccorelli, Erin Bush, Reshmi Singh
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22, 6679
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Report to Congress on Leveraging Federal Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Its Complications, 2021
Report examining diabetes prevalence and health impact nationwide, offering recommendations for reducing risks, preventing type 2 diabetes, and treating and managing diabetes. Discusses diabetes and other chronic conditions in rural areas, rural health disparities, and rural-specific recommendations for prevention and management.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Clinical Care Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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What Can We Do When the Smoke Rolls In? An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of the Impacts of Rural Wildfire Smoke on Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Opportunities for Adaptation
Study examining the mental health and wellbeing impacts of wildfire smoke events based on community focus group sessions and key informant interviews with healthcare and social service providers in Okanogan County, Washington. Describes wildfire smoke exposure effects on anxiety, depressive symptoms, isolation, and physical health, and explores opportunities for healthcare and community interventions.
Author(s): Anna Humphreys, Elizabeth G. Walker, Gregory N. Bratman, Nicole A. Errett
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 41
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Outcomes from the Medication Assisted Treatment Pilot Program for Adults with Opioid Use Disorders in Rural Colorado
Examines the efficacy of a medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) pilot program in two rural Colorado counties. Details the structure and setting of the program, patient characteristics and outcomes, and the limitations of the program.
Author(s): Claudia R. Amura, Tanya R. Sorrell, Mary Weber, et al.
Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 17(1)
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Tools and resources to help rural healthcare organizations and communities promote COVID-19 vaccination. Identifies resources targeted to healthcare, faith, and agricultural leaders. Includes talking points and other communication tips, fact sheets, posters, and more.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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We Can Do This: Rural Community Toolkit
Resources community partners can use to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures in rural communities.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Vaccine Central
Resources to support health departments, community-based organizations, and others with vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Additional links: A Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out Among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitation Guide, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Note-Taking Guide & Template, Guide: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant (RIM) Communities
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
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Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
Up-to-date guidance for clinicians from subject matter experts on key emergency preparedness and response topics. Many recent calls are focused on COVID-19 vaccination and related concerns. Slides and webinar recordings for past COCA calls are available.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vaccines for COVID-19
Resources and information for the public on COVID-19 vaccination. Addresses frequently asked questions related to the vaccine and covers how the vaccine works, benefits of vaccination, information on the different vaccines, and more. Includes information on how to get a vaccine.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center
Offers resources and assistance to keep tribes informed on the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the safety and well-being of tribal populations. Includes updates & communications, community health and advocacy tools, webinars and events, and tribal response plans.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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