Suicides Among American Indian/Alaska Natives — National Violent Death Reporting System, 18 States, 2003-2014
Compares differences in suicide characteristics and circumstances between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and White populations. Includes data on age, sex, nonmetropolitan residence, mechanism and location of suicide, interpersonal circumstances, life stressors, mental health, and substance use.
Author(s): Rachel A. Leavitt, Allison Ertl, Kameron Sheats, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(8), 237-242 Date: 03/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Tooth Be Told...Colorado's Basic Screening Survey - Children's Oral Health Screening: 2016-17
Presents the results from a dental screening survey of kindergarten and third grade students in Colorado during the 2016-17 school year. Students selected were a sample representative of all kindergarten and third grade students in Colorado and included students of different races and/or ethnicity, from urban and rural schools, and students eligible for the free and reduced-price lunch programs. Data compares rural and urban dental caries experience and untreated decay, and previous survey results from 2003-04.
Author(s): Renee Calanan, Gabrielle Elzinga-Marshall, Dahsan Gary, et al. Date: 02/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment view details
Safer Futures Project Evaluation
Illustrates the project findings of an education based intimate partner violence (IPV) screening tool program and its effectiveness in referring women - mostly white and living in a rural area - affected by IPV to a community-based IPV advocate.
Date: 12/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Regional Research Institute Portland State University, Tillamook County Women's Resource Center view details
The Epidemic of Despair Among White Americans: Trends in the Leading Causes of Premature Death, 1999–2015
Evaluates trends in cause-specific death rates for adults ages 25-64, from 1999-2001 and 2013-2015. Features statistics including cause of death, age, race, and urbanization level in the United States, with breakdowns by large urban, suburban, small/medium metropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Elizabeth M. Stein, Keith P. Gennuso, Donna C. Ugboaja, Patrick L. Remington Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(10), 1541-1547 Date: 10/2017 Type: Document view details
The Association of Health Literacy and Blood Pressure Reduction in a Cohort of Patients with Hypertension: The Heart Healthy Lenoir Trial
Analyzes the impact of a multi-level quality improvement (QI) intervention, the Heart Healthy Lenoir (HHL) Study, with a focus on health literacy to improve systolic blood pressure (SBP) control in patients being treated in rural primary clinics of Eastern North Carolina. Discusses the components of the health literacy practice and patient level activities of the QI intervention. Offers a detailed table identifying the change in SBP by literacy level.
Author(s): Jacqueline R. Halladay, Katrina E. Donahue, Crystal W. Cené, et al. Citation: Patient Education and Counseling, 100(3), 542-549 Date: 03/2017 Type: Document view details
Multilevel Prevention Trial of Alcohol Use Among American Indian and White High School Students in the Cherokee Nation
Evaluates a multilevel intervention program developed to prevent alcohol use among rural White and Native American youth in the Cherokee Nation. Studies 6 communities by comparing a control program with two intervention programs targeting access to alcohol and screening paired with targeted intervention through the school system. Evaluates survey data, reporting the outcomes of these intervention methods on heavy episodic drinking and 30-day alcohol use.
Author(s): Kelli Komro, Melvin Livingston, Alexander Wagenaar, et al. Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 453-459 Date: 03/2017 Type: Document view details
Arkansas Cancer Facts & Figures 2017
Provides detailed cancer data for Arkansas, including cancer incidence and mortality rates by county and type of cancer. Highlights disparities by race (Black/White), gender, and rural/urban differences.
Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health view details