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Madison Outreach and Services through Telehealth (MOST) Network
Video featuring the Madison Outreach Services through Telehealth (MOST) Network, which serves the Hispanic/Latino population of Brazos Valley, Texas. Highlights their partnership with Texas A&M's Telehealth Counseling Clinic, where doctoral-level students and promotoras connect with patients in remote clinics to offer mental health and substance abuse counseling.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Graduate Medical Education System and Physician Supply in Texas
Reports on the number of primary care and specialty physicians in Texas. Identifies the medical specialties at critical shortage levels and the rural and urban locations of physician specialists. Looks at the overall supply of physicians in the state, the relevancy of the graduate medical education (GME) system, and the ability of the GME system to meet the current and future healthcare needs in Texas.
Additional links: Addendum to the Graduate Medical Education System and Physician Supply in Texas
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Characteristics of Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Use Rural Health Clinics
Describes the population of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) users from North Carolina, Georgia, California, and Texas to assist in policy making and in research using CMS Medicaid claim data from RHCs and healthcare providers practicing under the RHC program.
Author(s): Marisa Domino, Seth Tyree, Regina Rutledge, et al.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Healthy Border 2020: A Prevention & Health Promotion Initiative
Reports on the prevailing public health issues occurring in U.S.-Mexico border populations. Identifies an agenda focused on health promotion and disease prevention, and develops a strategy for implementing a coordinated public health response at binational, state and local levels.
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Socioeconomic Context and the Food Landscape in Texas: Results from Hotspot Analysis and Border/Non-Border Comparison of Unhealthy Food Environments
Study examining access to foods in rural and urban Texas. Uses the CDC's Modified Retail Food Environment (mRFEI) and compares border and non-border county food environments. Discusses availability of healthy foods in rural areas.
Author(s): Jennifer J. Salinas, Bassent Abdelbary, Kelly Klaas, Beatriz Tapia, Ken Sexton
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(6), 5640-5650
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
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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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Texas Panhandle Mental Health Guide
Mental health resource guide for the Texas Panhandle region offering local, state, and national resources, a listing of regional services and support agencies, and information on state and federal legislation. Includes search tools to identify resources and services for specific locations and categories.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance
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Last Updated: 8/24/2022