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

Overweight and Physical Inactivity among Rural Children Aged 10-17: A National and State Portrait
Examines the presence of overweight and obesity among children in both rural and urban settings using the data from a national survey.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Jihong Liu, Kevin J. Bennett, Nusrat Harun, et al.
Date: 05/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Evaluation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services
Reports findings addressing the adoption, integration, delivery, and dissemination of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for clinical preventive services in different types of health plans. Includes some rural-specific information.
Author(s): Alycia Infante, Michael Meit, Thomas Briggs, Caitlin Oppenheimer, Jennifer Benz
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Delivering the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations in a Rural Health Plan
Explores the challenges that one health plan faces in delivering the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations to its rural patient population.
Author(s): Alycia Infante, Michael Meit
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Health, United States, 2006: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans
Presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes data on rural areas - see index under "metropolitan/nonmetropolitan data." 2006 edition includes a special feature on pain.
Date: 11/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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The Outreach Sourcebook, Volume 12: Rural Health Demonstration Projects, 2002 to 2005
Describes 28 rural health outreach grant projects funded for the 2001-2004 period. Includes project descriptions and contact information and indexes health topics addressed by each project.
Date: 06/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Barriers to Diabetes Self-management Education Programs in Underserved Rural Arkansas: Implications for Program Evaluation
Describes barriers faced during the implementation of DSME (Diabetes Self-Management Education) programs in medically underserved rural areas of Arkansas. Includes county maps showing the DSME program status and prevalence of diabetes.
Author(s): Appathurai Balamurugan, Mark Rivera, Leonard Jack, Kristen Allen, Sharon Morris
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 3(1)
Date: 01/2006
Type: Document
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Mental Health and Rural America: 1994-2005
A summary of the knowledge base surrounding mental health and substance abuse issues in rural and frontier areas. Provides an overview of the environment of mental health in rural areas over three decades. Includes an annotated bibliography.
Author(s): Dennis Mohatt, Scott J. Adams, Mimi M. Bradley, Chad A. Morris
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Health, United States, 2005: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans
Presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes data on rural areas - see index under "metropolitan/nonmetropolitan data." 2005 edition includes a special feature on adults 55-64 years of age.
Date: 11/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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The Outreach Sourcebook, Volume 11: Rural Health Demonstration Projects, 2001 to 2004
Detailed descriptions of 18 rural health outreach grant projects funded for 2001-2004 period. Includes project description and contact directory information. Includes index of health topics addressed by each project.
Date: 07/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Preventing Chronic Disease: Border Health Special Issue
Thematic issue focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region and particularly on diabetes outreach and education.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2(1)
Date: 01/2005
Type: Document
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