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A Mixed Methods Evaluation Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing a PrEP Data Dashboard in the Southeastern United States
Explores perspectives from clinicians, administrators, and data personnel related to implementing a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) dashboard that assists in providing preventive HIV infection care in rural Alabama. Analyzes survey data regarding the acceptability and feasibility of implementing a PrEP dashboard and the potential barriers of sustaining the technology long-term.
Author(s): Kaylee Burgan, C. Greer McCollum, Alfredo Guzman, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 24, 101
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Activity among Mostly Older, Overweight Black Women Living in the Rural Alabama Black Belt
Examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity in 4 rural, predominantly Black Alabama communities from March 2020 to Aug 2021. Study participants were predominantly Black, overweight, older women with low levels of physical activity. Provides data on changes in physical activity levels during the pandemic, concerns influencing physical activity, leisure time physical activity habits, and demographic characteristics.
Author(s): Whitney N. Neal, Erica A. Schleicher, Kerri Baron, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(24), 7180
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Alabama
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Infant Mortality Alabama 2022
Reports Alabama infant mortality and birth statistics, including data comparisons between 2022 and selected years. Also provides county-level data for the years 2020-2022, and includes a map of infant mortality rates and totals by county of residence.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Department of Public Health
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Alabama Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Alabama in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Four Mindsets for Funding Economic Mobility in the Black Rural South
Highlights opportunities for philanthropy to contribute to economic mobility in the Black rural South, based on conversations with nonprofit leaders, cooperative extension staff at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), funders, researchers, and others. Identifies 4 mindsets that, if changed, could impact the effectiveness and support of existing institutions that are already active in the Black rural South. Features statistics on per capita grantmaking from 2010-2014 with breakdowns including the Alabama Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.
Author(s): Mike Soskis, Angie Estevez Prada, Mark McKeag, Rich Pierre, Cynthia Phoel
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National 4-H Council, The Bridgespan Group
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Sara Srygley, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 06/2023
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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Influences on Lung Cancer Screening Initiation and Retention in Rural Alabama
Examines the facilitators of lung cancer screening initiation and retention in mostly Black and rural areas of Alabama. Provides feedback from 58 interviews with people who had a lung cancer screening between December 2019 and January 2022. Includes data on patient demographics, reasons for being screened, and intention to screen annually.
Author(s): Amy Copeland, Kathy Levy, Claudia M. Hardy, Jennifer C. King, Maureen Rigney
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 14
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
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Social Determinants of Health and Emergency Department Utilization in Alabama Children's Health Insurance Program
Examines the relationship between social determinants of health (SDOH) and emergency department (ED) use in Alabama children. Utilizes 2015-2017 data from ALL Kids, Alabama's Children's Health Insurance Program, to analyze ED use by race, socioeconomic status (SES), urbanicity, availability of pediatricians, immigrant-density factors, and more.
Author(s): Ye Liu, Pradeep Sharma, David J. Becker, et al.
Citation: The American Journal of Managed Care, 29(3)
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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COVID Community-Engaged Testing in Alabama: Reaching Underserved Rural Populations Through Collaboration
Provides an overview of the National Institutes of Health's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics–Underserved Populations initiative that fostered collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing in rural areas of Alabama. Discusses intervention, implementation, and evaluation of initiative and includes county-level data on tests administered.
Author(s): Christopher Greer McCollum, Thomas N. Creger, Aadia I. Rana, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(10), 1399-1403
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 2/15/2024