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

Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide in Indian Country
Outlines methods for creating suicide-safe practices for healthcare systems in American Indian communities. Breaks down the framework by steps in the intervention and highlights best and promising practices for each.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care
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Preventing Substance Misuse in Rural Settings
A guide to delivering substance misuse prevention programming in rural communities. Identifies challenges and strategies specific to rural areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Education Development Center
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County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Action Center
Assists communities to pursue data-informed action through resources covering needs assessments, strategic planning, evaluation, collaboration, and communication.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Munson Medical Center: A Prescription for Long-Lasting Wellness
Describes the Shape Up North Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, an initiative of the Munson Medical Center in rural Traverse City, Michigan, in cooperation with local farmers markets.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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The Private Well Class
A resource focused on managing private water sources, with information for individual well owners, as well as environmental health, cooperative extension, and water well professionals. Provides a variety of learning opportunities, including a free 10-lesson course, podcasts, webinars, and a resource library.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Illinois State Water Survey, Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Preventing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Health in Rural Communities
Lists causes for rural health disparities and describes ways in which the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to improve health in these areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Island Health: How CDC Prevents Chronic Diseases and Promotes Health for US Territories and Affiliated Pacific Islands
Fact sheet describing challenges in reducing risk factors for chronic diseases and promoting health in U.S. island territories, and strategies for improvement.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
Details the multi-year initiative to overcome barriers to access of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use disorder (SUD).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Durango Cares
Works to connect the residents of rural La Plata County, Colorado, to mental health services within their community. Discusses efforts focusing on youth suicide prevention that grew in response to the increasing rates of suicide for individuals aged 15 to 24 living in La Plata county. Highlights resources, events, and stories related to suicide prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Durango Herald
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What Is 'Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America'?
Provides an overview of the plan to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. that includes background information, goals, and discussion of the 3 different phases of the plan, one of which includes a focus on the 7 states with disproportionately higher HIV diagnoses located in rural areas. Details key strategies of the plan and anticipated challenges.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: HIV.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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