Connected Nation Texas Rural Hospital Survey Results
Presents results of a survey of 163 rural Texas hospitals on internet technology use, barriers to using online services for healthcare providers and patients, and ways to expand remote options for rural residents. Addresses internet connectivity and service, cybersecurity, and federal and state grant opportunities to support broadband expansion.
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Connected Nation Texas, Texas State Office of Rural Health view details
Bringing Mental Health Services to Rural Residents
Describes how rural areas are using teams of lay mental health workers and mental health professionals to provide mental health services. Features a new library initiative in Texas and an established crisis line in Georgia.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
U.S.-Mexico Border Program: Emergency Preparedness and Response StoryMap
StoryMap offering data and information related to Goal 4 of the Border 2025 program, which aims to improve joint preparedness for and response to hazardous environmental emergencies. Discusses collaboration between sister cities, environmental justice and climate change issues, and coordinating training and response to support emergency preparedness.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency view details
Scaling a Community-Wide Campaign Intervention to Manage Hypertension and Weight Loss
Analysis of a public health intervention addressing hypertension and obesity among low-income Latino populations in the U.S.-Mexico border region in Texas. Discusses the impacts of the intervention in 10 cities and large metro areas, 2 small towns, and 6 rural areas and examines data using the RE-AIM Framework.
Author(s): Belinda M. Reininger, Lisa A. Mitchell-Bennett, MinJae Lee, et al. Citation: Frontiers in Medicine, 8, 661353 Date: 11/2021 Type: Document view details
The Effects of Play Streets on Social and Community Connectedness in Rural Communities
Reports the results of a study looking at the impacts of
the Play Streets program that seeks to increase physical
activity among children in rural communities located in
North Carolina, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Texas. Shares
information from focus groups and interviews to further
understand the added social and community benefits from the
Author(s): M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Tyler Prochnow, Andrew C. Pickett, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 9976 Date: 09/2021 Type: Document view details
Texas Chiropractors, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing chiropractor growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to chiropractor by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, and provider demographics by age and gender.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services view details
Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement view details