Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Border Health.
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 view details
Developing a Culturally-Informed Survey Instrument to Assess Biomedical Research Participation among Latinos on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Reports on a project to develop a quantitative biomedical
research survey tool to evaluate the beliefs, willingness,
and preferences of Latino participants from the U.S.-Mexico
border region. Discusses challenges in representing
minority, rural, and low-income populations in research.
Describes a process of developing multiple qualitative and
quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies,
sharing lessons learned.
Author(s): Sarah D. Hoh., Rachel Ceballos, Mary Alice Scott, Beti Thompson Citation: Qualitative Health Research, 29(3), 445-454 Date: 02/2019 Type: Document view details
Health Equity in New Mexico: 13th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health view details
Continuing Evidence of Chagas Disease Along the Texas-Mexico Border
Explores a study on Chagas Disease on the Texas-Mexico border. Features case studies detailing experiences with the disease in the rural towns of Rio Grande City, TX and San Vicente, Mexico; and in urban centers of Mission, TX and Reynosa, Mexico.
Author(s): Melissa S. Nolan, David Aguilar, Eric L. Brown, et al. Citation: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(11) Date: 11/2018 Type: Document view details
Patterns of Screen Time Among Rural Mexican-American Children on the New Mexico-Mexico Border
Reports on a study to determine the screen use among children of Mexican ancestry who are 6 to 10 years living in 2 rural communities along the U.S. Mexico border. The focus of this study is to understand accepted social norms, and reduce sedentary behavior to decrease the prevalence of obesity in Hispanic populations.
Author(s): Jill A. McDonald, Christopher Sroka, Elizabeth Olivares, Merranda Marin, Maria Gurrola, Joseph R. Sharkey, Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2018(15) Date: 09/2018 Type: Document view details
The Starr County Border Health Initiative: Focus Groups on Diabetes Prevention in Mexican Americans
Reports on 3 focus group interviews with 27
Mexican-American residents of Starr County, a rural Texas
border community. Discusses diabetes prevalence, the
cultural significance of food and exercise, barriers to
healthier lifestyles, lack of affordable healthy foods, and
technology use. Describes focus group recommendations for
diabetes self-management (DSME) interventions.
Author(s): Sharon A. Brown, William B. Perkison, Alexandra A. García, et al. Citation: The Diabetes Educator, 44(3), 293-306 Date: 06/2018 Type: Document view details
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