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

Transforming State Behavioral Health Systems: Findings from States on the Impact of CCBHC Implementation
Shares information from surveys and interviews with state Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program directors from the eight original demonstration states, including Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Reports the CCBHC program helped states address mental health and substance use issues in their communities by lowering costs, improving outcomes, building health care system capacity for mental health and substance use, and increasing the infrastructure to meet the rising need of care. Includes specific examples of how the CCBHC program improved access to urgent recovery centers, crisis centers, and telehealth services in rural communities.
Author(s): Rachael Matulis, Dorn Schuffman, Rebecca Farley David, Samantha Holcombe
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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Walking and Other Common Physical Activities Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2019
Examines nonwork-related physical activity among adults with arthritis. Includes data by rurality for adults who reported walking, gardening, or weightlifting in the last month.
Author(s): Dana Guglielmo, Louise B. Murphy, Kristina A. Theis, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(40), 1408-1414
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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We Can Do This: American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Leaders Toolkit
Resources tribal communities can use to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Departments
Offers guidelines, tools, and resources to help state, local, and tribal health departments respond to COVID-19. Provides information on the development of a community vaccination program. Covers topics on surveillance, contact tracing, infection prevention, community mitigation, and public health workforce. Includes a searchable collection of resources created by health departments.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Wisconsin PDO Grant Final Report: Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project
Reports on the outcomes of the Wisconsin Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Death Prevention (PDO) project grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Includes statistics on the rural and urban counties selected to receive the project services such as estimated population with opioid use disorder (OUD), poverty, and more. Describes project activities and strategies focused on reducing the number of opioid-related deaths and adverse events, developing and implementing secondary prevention programs, and providing overdose survivors and their families with services and support within 72 hours of overdose.
Author(s): Kylie Lafayette, Elizabeth Feder, Tom Bently
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
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Wisconsin Final Report: Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx)
Reports the outcomes of the Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx) project grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the state of Wisconsin. Describes activities and strategies focused in rural Dodge and Sauk counties to reduce prescription opioid drug misuse, build local coalitions to address prevention needs, and establish a statewide surveillance system to monitor prescription opioid misuse.
Author(s): Elizabeth Feder, Kylie Lafayette
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
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Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures in Child Welfare Study: Final Report
Reports the findings of a study examining 22 child welfare agencies in 5 states to determine how agencies obtain information about prenatal substance exposure (PSE) when a child is involved with the child welfare system and how agencies use PSE information to provide services and support for affected children and their families. Exhibit 4 describes the characteristics and key features of the states and child welfare agencies involved in the study, including a breakdown of rural and urban counties.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Tribal Child Welfare Systems' Experiences with Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Case Study
Shares the results of a federally-funded case study examining existing approaches and practices to identify and care for Native American children with prenatal substance exposure (PSE) and their families from the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. Offers discussion and implications for tribal child welfare programs and federal agencies working with tribes to address child welfare issues.
Author(s): Priscilla Day, Erin Geary, Erin Ingoldsby, Pirkko Ahonen
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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The State of Obesity 2021: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Presents the latest data available on adult and childhood obesity rates, with breakdowns by state and select demographic characteristics. Examines key current and emerging policies, includes funding opportunities, and outlines recommended policy actions. Includes a special feature highlighting the interaction of the COVID-19 pandemic with social, economic, and environmental conditions that have changed eating habits, food insecurity rates, physical-activity patterns, and obesity levels.
Author(s): Molly Warren, Stacy Beck, Dara Lieberman
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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The Effects of Play Streets on Social and Community Connectedness in Rural Communities
Reports the results of a study looking at the impacts of the Play Streets program that seeks to increase physical activity among children in rural communities located in North Carolina, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Texas. Shares information from focus groups and interviews to further understand the added social and community benefits from the program.
Author(s): M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Tyler Prochnow, Andrew C. Pickett, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 9976
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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