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Resources by Topic: Women

State-by-State Health Insurance Coverage among Women of Reproductive Age in 2017
Presents an interactive map with corresponding reports for each state highlighting the rates of insurance coverage for women of reproductive age. Breaks down data by age, race, marital status, metro and nonmetro, and compares state rates to U.S. rates.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Recommendations to the Indian Health Service on American Indian/Alaska Native Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age with Opioid Use Disorder
Report details recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to the Indian Health Service on best practices for treating pregnant American Indian and Alaska Native women with opioid use disorder (OUD). Discusses screening for OUD, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and care integration, among other factors.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Being Small Has Advantages for Hospitals Implementing the Ten Steps
Highlights the New York State Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (NYS BQIH) Learning Collaborative, focusing on the experiences of two small rural hospitals.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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Smoking & Pregnancy in Underserved Populations: Overcoming Obstacles to Cessation Success
Highlights two programs that seek to reduce smoking rates among pregnant women: one focused on rural Alaska, particularly Alaskan Natives, and one focused on low-income women in Florida.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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A Spotlight on Rural Families
Provides several articles and a webinar recording addressing rural children's health issues. Resources cover using telehealth to support breastfeeding mothers, coordinating care for rural patients, and maternal opioid use.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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PeriStats
Provides access to data on maternal and infant health. Includes information on preterm birth, birthweight, infant mortality, delivery method, prenatal care, health insurance coverage, and more. Some data are available at the county level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: March of Dimes
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Health Equity Change Makers: Kiki's Story
Describes the work of the Chuuk Women's Council founded in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. This organization's primary focus is to support education for all children regardless of gender, and to support the advancement of women who have not completed school. The council also provides information about prevention of chronic and non-communicable diseases and supports legislation that protects women and girls from domestic violence.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant State Information: Puerto Rico
Presents maternal and child health contacts, priorities, performance measures, and outcomes measures for Puerto Rico.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Women's Health USA 2013: Rural and Urban Women
Provides race/ethnicity and educational attainment data for rural and urban women.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Profile of Rural Pennsylvania Elderly Women
Provides demographic, financial, and socio-economic information about elderly women living in rural Pennsylvania. Elderly includes individuals age 65 and older.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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