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Resources by Topic: Women

Resilient Rural America: Southeast Kentucky
Series of articles about the challenges of life in rural southeast Kentucky. Includes discussion of Mountain Moms, an Appalachian Kentucky support group for low-income women who have experienced domestic violence. Part of the Resilient Rural America series.
Author(s): Blake Tommey
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Baptist News Global
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Health Status Profile of American Indians in Arizona 2017 Data Book
Provides detailed data on Native Americans in Arizona. Covers sociodemographics, healthcare use, mortality by age and for different causes such as diabetes, and maternal and newborn health factors.
Author(s): Marguerite L. S. Kemp, Yan Huang, Clare Torres
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Assessment of Town and Park Characteristics Related to Physical Activity in the Lower Mississippi Delta
Examines the built environments of 12 rural towns to determine whether these features may have contributed to low levels of physical activity in gestational and postnatal periods by women participating in a diet and physical activity program. Features statistics including characteristics of the towns, Rural Active Living Assessment Scores, and characteristics of parks in the towns.
Author(s): Jessica L. Thomson, Melissa H. Goodman, Alicia S. Landry
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
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Mujeres Fuertes y Corazones Saludables, a Culturally Tailored Physical Activity and Nutrition Program for Rural Latinas: Findings from a Pilot Study
Provides an overview of a pilot study of a culturally-tailored group-based nutrition education and physical activity program for rural Latinas in Washington state. Discusses the challenges of recruiting and retaining rural Latinas in a lifestyle program, including limited individual resources, changing contact information, and lack of trust.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Seguin, Cynthia K. Perry, Emma Solanki, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(4), 630
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
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Tennessee Maternal Mortality: Review of 2017 Maternal Deaths
Report including characteristics of women who died while pregnant or in the year following pregnancy, and summaries of causes of death and contributing factors. Identifies opportunities for promotion of wellness and prevention of maternal mortality. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan or rural residence.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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HRSA Maternal Mortality Summit: Promising Global Practices to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes Technical Report
Compiles key findings from a three day summit, Promising Global Practices to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes, that included reports, presentations, discussion, and other resources to improve maternal health outcomes from experts in the field. Provides an overview of maternal health, morbidity, and mortality in the U.S. Covers the limited access to obstetric healthcare services women living in rural areas face.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Maternity Care in Crisis: American Women Are Dying From Childbirth at a Higher Rate Than in Any Other Developed Country
Discusses the increase in maternal mortality rates in the U.S. and state actions to address this issue, including a pilot program to improve rural access to care in Georgia. Highlights racial/ethnic disparities in death rates and the work of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.
Author(s): Tahra Johnson
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Among Women in the United States, 2016
Examines opioid-related hospitalizations among women 15 years of age and older. Provides data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small/medium metro, and micropolitan/noncore (rural) areas addressing: opioid-related compared to non-opioid stays; co-occurring mental disorder or pregnancy/childbirth; stays related to opioid abuse/dependence, opioid adverse events, and opioid poisoning/self-harm; and patient race/ethnicity by location of residence.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Kimberly W. McDermott, Kevin C. Heslin
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Access to Rural Maternity Care
Policy paper describing obstetric care for rural women in the U.S. Covers challenges to providing access to rural maternity care, such as healthcare quality, birth outcomes, workforce shortages, access, and financial challenges. Includes discussion on policy alternatives and considerations to address workforce issues, barriers to practicing obstetrics in rural areas, and increasing access to maternity care services.
Author(s): Britta Anderson, Adam Gingery, Maeve McClellan, et al.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Oklahoma Breast & Cervical Cancer Annual Report
Identifies the populations within the state of Oklahoma at highest risk for breast and cervical cancer. Includes statistics by county on the incidence and mortality due to breast and cervical cancer. Identifies priority strategies and new technologies occurring statewide to ensure access to screening services, and diagnostic and treatment services, and offers recommendations for funding, cost reduction strategies, and additional efforts supporting the prevention and screening for breast and cervical cancer.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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