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

South Carolina By the Numbers: The SC Hospital Association Data Portal
Interactive report providing hospital quality of care metrics and county-by-county data on population health, health behaviors, and demographics in South Carolina. Provides statistics on health status, population and demographics, health workforce supply, broadband access, mental health, poverty, food environment, smoking, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Hospital Association
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Maternal And Child Health Database
Identifies state legislation addressing maternal and child health issues, including newborn screening, women's health, childhood obesity, and maternal and infant mortality, among other things. Searchable by year, state, topic or keyword.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Calendar Year 2022 Results
Provides survey data on health behaviors and health status in North Carolina for the year 2022. Covers access to care, wellness, nutrition, chronic conditions, tobacco use, cancer screening and survivorship, COVID-19, disability, race and ethnicity, and more. Includes breakdowns by urban/suburban/rural county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Smart Moo-ve Nourishing Brains, Bones and Bodies Toolkit
A toolkit geared toward rural healthcare providers to ensure pediatric patients are being educated on USDA MyPlate nutrition guidelines. Educational materials such as a storybook, coloring book, handouts, and more are free to users after filling out a form.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Midwest Dairy
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Kentucky County Data Profiles
Dashboard providing interactive charts and graphs on a variety of topics by county for Kentucky. Covers healthcare, housing, broadband access, economics, workforce, agriculture, and more. Healthcare-specific topics include employment, providers, obesity, smoking, uninsured population, and physical activity.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
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New Mexico Home Visiting Surveillance Report 2018-2020
Surveyed people that gave birth between 2018 and 2020 in New Mexico about their experiences with home visiting services. Includes rural and urban comparisons.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Overdose Prevention in Rural Communities
Provides guidance for rural communities working to prevent drug overdoses. Highlights strategies and resources to help rural communities address substance use disorder (SUD), build coalitions, collect data, and address stigma, among other measures.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Overdose Prevention Network
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Summary of Initial Findings from CDC-Funded Firearm Injury Prevention Research
Summary of research on firearm injuries and violence among youth. Includes rural research on rates of handgun carrying, rates of violence, and the effectiveness of a violence prevention program.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Engaging Stakeholders to Address Changing Service Delivery Conditions Due to COVID-19
Describes the use of participatory curriculum development for online delivery of a health promotion and skills-building program for people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the effects of disruptions to service delivery experienced by Centers for Independent Living and strategies to address them, as well as stakeholder engagement strategies.
Author(s): Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC)
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)
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Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Teens
Provides data on health topics such as bullying, stressful life events, social and emotional supports, healthcare access and quality, mental health, physical activity, sleep, screen time, alternative health, and health status for youth aged 12-17. Includes July 2021-December 2022 data breakdowns according to demographics, socioeconomic status, and urbanicity by large central and fringe metro, medium and small metro, or nonmetropolitan.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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