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Rural Health Information Hub

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

U.S. County Profiles
County-level profiles that provide data by gender on life expectancy, chronic disease, several types of cancer, obesity, physical activity, and smoking.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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U.S. Health Map
Interactive map that provides county-level data by gender on life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, cancer, alcohol use, and smoking.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Veterans Health Library
A library for providers to find health information focused on veterans in the form of health sheets, videos, and guides geared toward veterans, their family members, and caregivers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Intimate Partner Violence Health
Offers healthcare providers and advocates tools and resources to prepare a clinical practice to address domestic and sexual violence, including screening instruments, sample scripts for providers, and patient and provider education resources. Includes specific resources for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, LGBT, and primary care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Futures Without Violence
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AHA Community Connections
Provides access to case studies spotlighting hospitals and health systems (some are in rural areas) that have successfully collaborated with local community organizations to promote care coordination, wellness, and prevention. Website also includes tools and resources to help healthcare facilities be accountable and transparent to their communities and deliver quality care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit
Contains 7 modules that concentrate on different aspects of obesity prevention programs. Shares best practices from successful obesity prevention programs in clinical, school, and community settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs
A searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials, designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to program materials. Includes programs used in rural settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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Mental Health First Aid
Details a public education program to assist the public in identifying, understanding, and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Provides a "Find a Course" link to access mental health first aid instructors who will train residents in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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Keep it Sacred: National Native Network
Provides a forum for tribes and tribal organizations to obtain and disseminate evidence-based and culturally appropriate information in order to identify and eliminate health disparities related to commercial tobacco abuse.
Type: Website
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PEACE Project
Funded by a grant from the SAMHSA, this site offers resources to help combat alcohol, tobacco, and drug use as well as to establish and sustain effective, evidence-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention programs for Guam citizens.
Type: Website
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