Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Border Health.
Border Health Status Report to the Legislature 2019
General overview of the current health status of populations living in the California border region including the demographics and significant health indicators. Covers obesity, diabetes, mental health issues, tuberculosis (TB), sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Author(s): Olivia Arizmendi, Nathaly Moran, Karen Xu, April Fernandez Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: California Department of Public Health, California Office of Binational Border Health view details
Arizona Border Special Area (SArea) 2020 Statistical Profile
Reports statistical data from the Arizona Department of
Health Services' Bureau of Women and Children's Health on
the demographics, healthcare utilization, natality and
infant mortality of populations in border areas in Arizona
compared to the rest of the state. Includes data on health
workforce to population ratios and healthcare facilities
Date: 02/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development, Bureau of Women and Children's Health view details
Socioenvironmental Risk Factors for Adolescent Marijuana Use in a United States-Mexico Border Community
Reports on a study of predominantly Hispanic high school students in a rural border community, examining community and immigration-related stress, normalized drug trafficking, and negative perceptions of their neighborhood. Discusses the link between these socioenvironmental risk factors and tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use, as well as implications for health promotion and public health practitioners.
Author(s): Elizabeth Salerno Valdez, Luis Valdez, Josephine Korchmaros, et al. Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion, 35(1), 20-27 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details
2021 Rural Border Health Chartbook
Presents statistics on health indicators and social determinants of health in the U.S.-Mexico Border region, offering rural/urban comparisons, comparing self-reported Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic ethnicity, and examining proximity to the border. Covers access to care, use of preventive health services, health-related behaviors, COVID-19, mortality, and American Indian health.
Author(s): Elizabeth Crouch, Rachel Davis, Jan M. Eberth, et al. Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Association, Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
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 view details
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 view details
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