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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2014-2018
Uses data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry to provide cancer incidence rates from 2014-2018 for individual counties in Illinois. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Kyle Garner, Tiefu Shen
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Illinois Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report 2016-2017
Examines maternal morbidity and mortality in Illinois between 2016 and 2017. Identifies statewide patterns in maternal health and discusses factors that influence maternal health outcomes and disparities. Explores data by demographics, including race, age, and rural county residence. Presents policy recommendations aimed at preventing maternal morbidities and mortalities.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Urban–Rural Disparities in Access to Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening in Missouri and Illinois
Investigates the relationship between rurality and access to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening. Includes county-level maps for Missouri and Illinois, with data on LDCT access, lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people, and prevalence of adult smoking.
Author(s): Karthik Rohatgi, Christine Marx, Marquita Lewis-Thames, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
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Reportable Sexually Transmitted Diseases by Morbidity Responsibility Area
Provides county-level data from the state of Illinois on provisional cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) reported during January-December of 2020 compared to January-December of 2019. Includes data breakdowns by demographic characteristics, such as sex, age, and race/ethnicity, as well as STD type, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis, and early syphilis.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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KSB Hospital Response for Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, Ill.
Profiles a rural Illinois hospital's experience developing drive-through screening for COVID-19. Offers lessons learned early on in the process regarding the training of staff and partnering with county health departments.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth 2018‐19: An Assessment of Oral Health Status, Beverage Consumption and Body Mass Index of Third-grade Children in Illinois
Reports on oral health status, access to oral healthcare services, and beverage consumption among Illinois third graders in the 2018-19 school year. Table 11 includes urban and rural data on caries, oral health treatment needs, dental sealants, and overweight and obesity status.
Author(s): Mona Van Kanegan
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Health Disparities Report for Illinois and Illinois Counties, 2011-2015 Data
Provides state- and county-level statistics from 2011-2015 on health disparities and related information for the state of Illinois. Includes data on demographics, social determinants of health, health behaviors, healthcare access, morbidity, and more.
Author(s): Veronica Halloway, Mohammed Shahidullah, Lutfun Nahar
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Housing an Aging Rural America
Includes articles on addressing the housing needs of aging populations in rural America during the COVID-19 pandemic, policy solutions to increase the supply of affordable housing, meeting the housing needs of aging farmworkers in rural California, providing holistic care and services for rural seniors in Illinois, and more.
Citation: Rural Voices, 24(1)
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Illinois Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center Task Force Report
Reports on the work of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center Task Force in Illinois that collected data, examined strategies, and received input from stakeholders from November 2018 to December 2019 in response to the 2018 declaration of an Illinois Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Emergency. The report covers workforce shortage data, evidence-based behavioral health interventions, and taskforce recommendations. Appendix C includes county-level data on behavioral workforce licensures as of 2019. Includes rural references throughout.
Author(s): Sharon Post
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois General Assembly
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Geographic and Social Factors Associated with Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Participation: Going the "Extra-Mile" for Disease Prevention
Analyzes geographic and social factors related to Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) participants in rural and urban areas of Illinois. Compares rural and urban statistics describing CDSMP and DSMP participants by race, education, weekly physical activity, program enrollment, sessions attended, and more.
Author(s): Julie Bobitt, Liliana Aguayo, Laura Payne, Taylor Jansen, Andiara Schwingel
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 1/4/2023