Addressing Obesity in Nebraska's Youth: Water Consumption in Schools
Report details an effort to promote water consumption as a
replacement for sugary beverages in order to combat obesity
in Nebraska schools. Highlights ways the state has
increased access to water fountains and water bottle
filling stations. Compares rates of obesity to other states
for children and adults.
Author(s): Jon M. Bailey Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs view details
Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al. Citation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58 Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers view details
More Than a Smile: An Examination of Rural Dental Health Care in Nebraska
Explores the link between oral and total health, and
identifies primary barriers to dental healthcare in rural
Nebraska and efforts to increase access. Includes
county-level maps of Nebraska and the United States,
showing Dental Health Professional Shortages Areas as of
Author(s): Lauren Taylor, Jordan Rasmussen Date: 11/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs view details
Strengthening Linkages Between Public Health and Health Care in Nebraska
Reports the results of interviews and surveys with 19 local
health department (LHD) directors in Nebraska to explore
connections between LHDs and primary care clinics.
Describes benefits from existing collaborations between
LHDs and clinics in rural and urban areas such as screening
services, worksite wellness programs, vaccinations, and
other programs and activities. Covers barriers and
opportunities to building linkages between LHDs and primary
care clinics that include a rural perspective.
Author(s): Xiaoting Sun, David Palm, Brandon Grimm, Li-Wu Chen Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16 Date: 08/2019 Type: Document view details
Nebraska's Uninsured and the Coverage Gap by County
Highlights the percent of the population without health
insurance by county in Nebraska for 2017. Details the
percentage of people employed without insurance and those
that fall in the gap between Medicaid eligibility and the
least expensive insurance plan.
Date: 07/2019 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs view details
Pender Community Hospital Uses SRHT Project to Propel Forward
Highlights a Critical Access Hospital in Nebraska that participated in a Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project focused on discharge issues, electronic health record improvements, and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status for system clinics. Discusses project implementation, hospital culture, and project outcomes.
Date: 03/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Biting Into Food Access: A View of Nebraska's Food System
Provides an overview of food access and food systems in
Nebraska. Discusses opportunities to collaborate with rural
grocery stores. Provides a map of food deserts by rural and
urban census tracts and a county-level map of community
gardens in Nebraska.
Author(s): Megan McGuffey, Sandra Renner Date: 02/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs view details