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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Women

Operation Lady Justice - The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives
Details the presidential task force on missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. Features the executive order creating the task force, task force members, operational accomplishments, and resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Sexual Violence Training for Community Health Workers/Promotoras
An online course for community health workers (CHWs) that provides an introduction to basic knowledge and skills useful in assisting and responding to victims of sexual violence. Offers continuing education contact hours towards a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) accreditation.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Rural Women's Health Network
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Health Care Access for Infants and Toddlers in Rural Areas
Research brief describing how rural children are more likely to face a unique combination of challenges that negatively impact their health and development, such as fewer healthcare providers, barriers to accessing care, and higher rates of poverty. Includes rural/urban comparisons for each state, with information on the percentage of infants and toddlers lacking health insurance, receiving recommended vaccinations, attending a preventive medical appointment, and more.
Author(s): Jessie Laurore, Gayane Baziyants, Sarah Daily
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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Ag Health Risk Assessment (AgHRA)
Self-assessment tool for farmers and ranchers focused on physical and mental health. Identifies steps to help reduce health risks. Includes a version specific to women.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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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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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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