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Rural Border Health – Resources

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
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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 and services.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development, Bureau of Women and Children's Health
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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
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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)
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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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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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Last Updated: 8/2/2022