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Rural Border Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Border Health.

Scaling a Community-Wide Campaign Intervention to Manage Hypertension and Weight Loss
Analysis of a public health intervention addressing hypertension and obesity among low-income Latino populations in the U.S.-Mexico border region in Texas. Discusses the impacts of the intervention in 10 cities and large metro areas, 2 small towns, and 6 rural areas and examines data using the RE-AIM Framework.
Author(s): Belinda M. Reininger, Lisa A. Mitchell-Bennett, MinJae Lee, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Medicine, 8, 661353
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
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Infectious Disease Prioritization for Multijurisdictional Engagement at the United States Southern Border Region
Provides information on prioritized infectious diseases impacting populations in the U.S.-Mexico border region, outlining diagnostics, treatment, and prevention for each infectious disease. Recommends coordinated efforts among border states and counties, and notes particular issues for rural border counties.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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¿Qué Pasa Con Papá? Exploring Paternal Responsibilities and Physical Activity in Mexican-Heritage Families
Study examining physical activity and parental responsibility among Mexican-heritage fathers in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border, analyzing data from 300 surveys. Discusses reported activities with children, sense of financial responsibility, and strategies for increasing shared activities among Mexican-heritage fathers and children.
Author(s): Megan E. McClendon, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Tyler Prochnow, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(16), 8618
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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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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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 border. 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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Last Updated: 1/24/2024