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

Inequities in Physical Activity Environments and Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Rural Communities
Examines access to physical activity (PA) environments in 3 rural counties in Georgia. Analyzes 2019 survey data from 728 participants in relation to leisure-time PA, walking and biking for transport, and perceived PA environments with data broken down by race, household income, and neighborhood rurality.
Author(s): Michelle C. Kegler, Nicole Gauthreaux, April Hermstad, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Met the 2018 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Both Muscle-Strengthening and Aerobic Physical Activity, by Urbanization Level — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020
Bar chart showing the percentage of adults meeting physical activity guidelines overall and by urbanization level for large central metro, large fringe metro, medium and small metro, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(27), 887
Date: 07/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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: 07/2022
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Impact of Mandatory COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order on Controlled Substance Use Among Rural Versus Urban Communities in the United States
Features a study on the effect the shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic had on uses of controlled substances, such as methamphetamine, opioids, and cocaine, among others. Draws data from calls made to poison control centers from October of 2019 to July of 2020 and compares rates of calls my rural versus urban locations.
Author(s): Daniel Maeng, Yue Li, Michele Lawrence, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Increased Rates of Suicide Ideation and Attempts in Rural Dwellers Following the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Examines the effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on rates of suicide ideation and attempts. Compares rates of suicide ideation and attempts in the first 6 months of the pandemic with the same months of the preceding year. Breaks down data by patient demographics, such as race, age, and rurality, among other measures.
Author(s): Elizabeth Salt, Amanda T. Wiggins, Julie Cerel, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Exploring Metro and Non-Metro Differences in Satisfaction with Services and Community Participation among Low-income Personal Assistance Service Users
Examines differences between metropolitan and non-metropolitan users of personal assistance services (PAS), which allow people who need assistance with activities of daily living to remain in their own homes and communities. Discusses factors associated with PAS satisfaction and community participation.
Author(s): Rayna Sage, Krys Standley, Genna M. Mashinchi
Citation: Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 876047
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Creating Rural Community Outreach Materials Related to COVID-19 and Disability
Summarizes recommendations developed during a series of rural disability stakeholder meetings for facilitating COVID-19 and vaccination outreach materials for people with disabilities living in rural areas and their friends, family, and caregivers. Includes examples of how information can be modified for rural constituents.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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Rural Community Organizations Building Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ+ Residents
Highlights community-based organizations working to create more inclusive environments and programming for LGBTQ+ residents. Discusses the activities of organizations in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington supporting the improvement of LGBTQ+ health and quality of life.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Robert Libal, Madeleine Pick, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Use of Medical Claims Data for Identifying Missed Opportunities for HPV Immunization Among Privately Insured Adolescents in the State of Iowa
Examines the extent of missed opportunities (MOs) for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents in Iowa between the ages of 11 to 13 and continuously enrolled in private health insurance. Compares the number of MOs by gender and rurality.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Sato Ashida, Paul A. Gilbert, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Health
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Issue Brief: The Impact of Language on Health Care Accessibility
Discusses how language barriers affect healthcare access for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. Highlights challenges that LEP groups, such as farmworkers, faced in receiving COVID-19 care and information.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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