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Texas Resources

Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Salud, Nuestro Texas: The Fight for Women's Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley
Examines reproductive health in the Rio Grande Valley region and provides recommendations to improve it. Data was collected from interviews and focus groups in four counties of the Lower Rio Grande Valley where several isolated rural border communities, or colonias, are located. Discusses the impact and results of Texas's policy decisions on Latinas, their families, and their communities as they search for affordable reproductive healthcare.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Access at the State and County Levels: Evidence from Texas SNAP Administrative Records and the American Community Survey
Describes estimates of SNAP access rates for rural and urban areas of Texas with breakdowns by race, Hispanic origin, age, educational level and SNAP unit size. Select data is available at the county level.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Constance Newman, Erik Scherpf
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The South Texas Health Status Review: A Health Disparities Roadmap
Examines 35 health conditions and behavioral risk factors and how they affect rural and urban South Texans compared to Texans in other parts of the state and the U.S.
Author(s): Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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Texas County Designations
Depicts rural and metropolitan counties in Texas.
Date: 04/2012
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Texas State Office of Rural Health
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TexLa Project ECHO
A practice model supporting Texas and Louisiana healthcare professions that reduces health disparities in underserved and remote areas through telementoring. The ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams offer virtual clinics to increase the capacity for providers to deliver best practice care to the underserved in their communities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
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CDC WONDER Underlying Cause of Death with US-Mexico Border Regions, 1999-2018
Provides access to mortality and population data for the U.S.-Mexico border region. Offers data on the number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted death rates, and demographics for different causes of death. Cause of death data available for ICD-10 codes, drug/alcohol induced causes, and injury intent and mechanism. In addition to viewing data for the border region, border states, and border counties, results can also focus on the level of urbanization for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Matters
Quarterly publication focused on rural health in Texas from the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH).
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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The Impact of a Rural Hospital Closure
Discusses the impacts of hospital closures with a focus on Texas. Addresses how access issues can result in mortality, challenges with reopening hospitals, and the economic impact of rural hospitals and hospital closures.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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Supply and Distribution Tables for State-Licensed Health Professions in Texas
Provides annual, county-level data on health workforce supply for a wide range of healthcare professions in Texas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Health Data
Provides public health datasets for Texas addressing healthcare use and quality, mortality, opioids, lifestyle risk factors, the health workforce, and more. Filtering options vary by data source and may include data by county, Metropolitan Service Area, and border counties.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Last Updated: 5/25/2021