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Rural Border Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Border Health.

Border 2025: United States-Mexico Environmental Program
Describes the goals and objectives of the Border 2025 program, including further investment in reducing air pollution, improving water quality, supporting waste management, and increasing preparedness to respond to environmental emergencies. Breaks down objectives into measurable stages and discusses partnerships between governments, U.S. tribes, and Mexican Indigenous communities.
Additional links: Frontera 2025: Programa Ambiental México - Estados Unidos
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Border 2020: United States-Mexico Environmental Program Key Closing Accomplishments
Describes the achievements of the Border 2020 program, including air pollution reduction, increasing access to clean water, wastewater facility construction, waste management, and emergency response preparation. Discusses examples of projects in rural colonias.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Papás Activos: Associations between Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Personal Networks among Fathers Living in Texas Colonias
Study of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and social networks for Latino fathers living in rural Texas colonia communities on the U.S.-Mexico border. Presents data from 48 families using a community-based promotora research model, addressing physical activity effectiveness, social relationships, and physical activity measurements using accelerometers.
Author(s): Tyler Prochnow, M. Renee Umstattd Meyer, Megan S. Patterson, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 9243
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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Acculturation Associated with Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality, and Sleep Disorders at the US-Mexico Border
Highlights a study on sleep disorders along rural areas of the U.S.-Mexico boarder. Explores the role of acculturation in sleep patterns and disorders. Breaks down data by age, sex, and country of origin among other measures.
Author(s): Sadia B. Ghani, Marcos E. Delgadillo, Karla Granados, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(19), 1738
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Challenges and Facilitators of Hospice Decision-making: A Retrospective Review of Family Caregivers of Home Hospice Patients in a Rural US-Mexico Border Region - A Qualitative Study
Highlights a study on hospice care utilization in the rural U.S.-Mexico border region of Southern California. Explores the decisions made by family care givers around hospice care and discusses the factors that shaped those decisions.
Author(s): Eunjeong Ko, Dahlia Fuentes, Savitri Singh-Carlson, Frances Nedjat-Haiem
Citation: BMJ Open, 10(7), e035634
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Challenges and Facilitators of Hospice Decision-Making: A Retrospective Review of Family Caregivers of Home Hospice Patients in a Rural US-Mexico Border Region - A Qualitative Study
Analyzes the decision-making experiences, relevant to the utilization of hospice care (HC), of informal family caregivers assisting patients enrolled in an HC program located in a rural US-Mexico border region.
Author(s): Eunjeong Ko, Dahlia Fuentes, Savitri Singh-Carlson, Frances Nedjat-Haiem
Citation: BMJ Open 10(7) e035634
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Promising Practice: Educational Partnership Reaches Rural California Communities
Details a promising practice that works to expand health literacy among rural Latinos in California through a partnership between the California State Office of Rural Health and the California Department of Public Health's Office of Binational Border Health. Details the way the program is reaching rural Latinos through community health worker/promotores training.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Depression and Physical Activity Affect Diet Quality of Foreign-born Latina Women Living on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Highlights a study on the relationship between depression, physical activity, and diet for foreign-born Latinas on the U.S.-Mexico border. Breaks down data by age, time spent in the U.S., diet, and physical activity, among other measures.
Author(s): Vanessa L. Errisuriz, Laura Delfausse, Deborah Parra-Medina, et al.
Citation: Nutrients, 11(6), 1254
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Physical Activity Change after a Promotora-Led Intervention in Low-Income Mexican American Women Residing in South Texas
Examines the physical activity preferences and changes after a community health worker (CHW) led intervention to decrease sedentary time in 620 Mexican American women from mostly rural colonias settlements in Hidalgo County, South Texas on the U.S. Mexico border. The Community Health Activities Model Program for Seniors Physical Activity (CHAMPS) instrument was used to predict an increase in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Author(s): Jennifer J. Salinas, Deborah Parra-Medina
Citation: BMC Public Health. 2019,(19), 782.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Influence of Work on Elevated Blood Pressure in Hispanic Adolescents in South Texas
Presents a study on work and blood pressure rates among Hispanic teens in the predominantly rural Hidalgo County, Texas on the U.S-Mexico border. Breaks down data on student participants based on age, race, and physical activity, among other measures.
Author(s): Eva M. Shipp, Sharon P. Cooper, Luohua Jiang, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(7), 1096
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/25/2021