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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
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Protocol for Links (Linking Individual Needs to Community and Clinical Services): A Prospective Matched Observational Study of a Community Health Worker Community Clinical Linkage Intervention on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Describes Linking Individual Needs to Community and Clinical Services (LINKS), a 3-year observational tool developed to examine the impact of CHW-led interventions using electronic health records and other applications to reduce chronic disease risk and promote well-being among Latinos residing in the U.S. Mexico border region of Arizona.
Author(s): Abby M. Lohr, Maia Ingram, Scott C. Carvajal, Kevin Doubleday, Benjamin Aceves, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health,19, 399
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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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
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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
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Behavioral and Subjective Health Changes in US and Mexico Border Residing Participants in Two Promotora-led Chronic Disease Prevention Interventions
Study of two community health worker (CHW) chronic disease prevention programs serving Mexico-born residents of the U.S-Mexico border region: one in a rural Arizona community and one in an urban community in Sonora, Mexico. Discusses challenges related to healthy diet, physical activity, and social support as risk factors for obesity and diabetes. Analyzes data from self-report assessments to evaluate behavioral and subjective health improvements over 6 months of the intervention programs.
Author(s): S C Carvajal, S Huang, M L Bell, et al.
Citation: Health Education Research, 33(6), 522-534
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
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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
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Trends in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Cesarean Delivery Rates on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 2000-2015
Reports on a study comparing cesarean delivery rates before and after 2009 for Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations living in border and non-border counties of the four U.S.-Mexico border states. Study data was derived from the National Vital Statistics System U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth files, 2000 to 2015.
Author(s): Jill A. McDonald, Anup Amatya, Charlotte C. Gard, Jesus Sigala
Citation: PLoS One, 13(9)
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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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
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The Role of Social Support and the Neighborhood Environment on Physical Activity in Low-income, Mexican-American Women in South Texas
Presents a study on the effectiveness of a promotora-led intervention aimed at improving the rates of physical activity among low-income Mexican-American women in rural South Texas.
Author(s): Jennifer J. Salinas, Marisol McDaniel, Deborah Parra-Medina
Citation: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 51(5), 234-241
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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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. GarcĂ­a, et al.
Citation: The Diabetes Educator, 44(3), 293-306
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 8/9/2022