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A Spatio-Demographic Perspective on the Role of Social Determinants of Health and Chronic Disease in Determining a Population's Vulnerability to COVID-19
Examines the relationship between potential social determinants of health (SDOH), COVID-19, and chronic disease in San Diego County, California, with comparisons among the county's subregional areas which range from urban in the west to rural in the east. Explores which socioeconomic factors associated with COVID-19 and chronic disease rates are potential SDOH. Discusses whether spatial modeling of chronic disease rates can identify communities most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Author(s): Jessica Embury, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Atsushi Nara, Eyal Oren
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Perceptions of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination in Latinx and Indigenous Mexican Immigrant Communities in the Eastern Coachella Valley
Examines social determinants of health (SDOH) and socio-cultural perceptions of COVID-19 spread, testing, and vaccination among Latinx and indigenous Mexican farm-working communities in the rural borderland of Eastern Coachella Valley. Discusses data from 55 focus group participants about themes of misinformation, distrust of institutions, and employment and residency instability.
Author(s): Daniel Gehlbach, Evelyn Vázquez, Gabriela Ortiz, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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California: County Health Status Profiles 2022
Reports on health status indicators recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for monitoring state and local progress toward achieving Healthy People 2020 goals for the state of California. Includes county-specific information for cancer deaths, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, and other health conditions.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Public Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in California
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 hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health External Quality Review: FY 2020-21 Statewide Report
Reports on an external review of all 56 county Mental Health Plans (MHPs) that are contracted to provide specialty mental health services to California Medicaid beneficiaries, including breakdowns for rural areas. Discusses challenges meeting demand and recruiting and retaining healthcare providers. Highlights access to services through telehealth, bilingual providers, and culturally responsive services; timeliness of providing service and tracking timeliness; and quality management.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Services
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"It's the Relationships": Q&A with Peggy Broussard Wheeler
An interview with Peggy Broussard Wheeler, Vice President of Policy at the California Hospital Association. Covers the challenges rural hospitals face during the pandemic, health equity efforts, workforce issues, and more. Discusses how rural hospitals work together to address concerns.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Experiences of Health Centers in Implementing Telehealth Visits for Underserved Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from the Connected Care Accelerator Initiative
Offers an analysis of telehealth implementation in safety net settings with a focus on Federally Qualified Health Centers based on health center-provided telehealth visit data from February 2019-August 2021, as well as interviews with leadership and staff. Covers trends in telehealth use in health centers that participate in the California Health Care Foundation's Connected Care Accelerator initiative, the perceptions of health center leaders and staff, and implications for future policy, practice, and investigation.
Author(s): Lori Uscher-Pines, Natasha Arora, Maggie Jones, et al.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – California Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in California in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Creating New Rural Residency Programs: Three Grantees Share Their Stories
Highlights three rural residency programs in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and California. Discusses program accomplishments made possible through funding from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Residency Planning and Development Program.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Risk Factors Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Farmworkers in Monterey County, California
Results of a study of 1,107 Salinas Valley, California farmworkers, to examine risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Features statistics including demographics and household and community risk factors.
Author(s): Ana M. Mora, Joseph A. Lewnard, Katherine Kogut, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(9)
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 7/1/2022