Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Border Health.
Border Health Status Report of the 44 U.S. Counties at the U.S.- Mexico Border
A review of selected 20 topic health indicators using public use data obtained from 44 counties, mostly rural, located along the U.S.-Mexico border region and within the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. Offers health indicator data for selected measurable objectives having baseline data on overall mortality, and mortality rates for diabetes, heart disease, cervical cancer, breast cancer, unintentional injuries, and road traffic-related. Health indicator data is also provided for non-measurable objectives, due to a lack of baseline data, on asthma, maternal mortality, gonorrhea, and congenital syphilis.
Author(s): Nicole Baker, Nicole Baker, Juan Albertorio, Alfonso Rodríguez-Lainz Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission 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
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
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