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Rural Border Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Border Health.

Rural Border Health Chartbook II
Presents an analysis of border counties, both urban and rural, by comparing these counties to other counties within the four border states, and to rural and urban counties in the rest of the U.S. Provides county-level rates and statistics for sociodemographic factors, the physical environment, access to care, and health outcomes.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Grishma P. Bhavsar, Amy Brock Martin, Janice C. Probst, et al.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Uninsurance, Underinsurance, and Health Care Utilization in Mexico by US Border Residents
Examines the relationship between health insurance coverage plans provided in the U.S. and the use of healthcare services accessed in Mexico by residents (immigrants and native-born) who live in the U.S. along the Mexican border.
Author(s): Dejun Su, William Pratt, Jim P. Stimpson, Rebeca Wong, Jose A. Pagán
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 16(4), 607–612
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Diabetes Self-Management Research with Mexican Americans in Starr County, Texas
Provides an overview of research on diabetes self-management education interventions focused on rural Mexican Americans along the Texas-Mexico border. Reports on lessons learned from pilot testing, focus group interviews, and randomized controlled trials. Addresses the impact of culture, behavioral change motivators, and more.
Author(s): Sharon A. Brown, Joseph H. Blades, Craig L. Hanis
Citation: Diabetes Educator, 40(4), 476-487
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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Proceedings Report of the Border Reproductive Health Summit
Details the proceedings of the 2014 Reproductive Health Summit held by the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission. Discusses reproductive health issues related to sex tourism, sex work, and teen reproductive health. Highlights border and binational programs working on these issues.
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in the United States - Mexico Border Region
Discusses the effects of an intervention delivered by community health workers (CHWs), or Promotores de Salud, on cervical cancer screening rates for Hispanic women in the rural border area of New Mexico who were out of compliance with the recommended screening guidelines.
Author(s): Beti Thompson, Hugo Vilchis, Crystal Moran, Wade Copeland, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(2), 196-205
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Prevention and Health Promotion among Vulnerable Populations on the U.S.-México Border: Synthesis Report
Summarizes the findings from six regional United States–Mexico Border Health Commission stakeholder planning meetings organized by the New Mexico Department of Health Office of Border Health and the California Department of Public Health Office of Binational Border Health. The objective of these meetings was to collect information from agencies and organizations that provide health and human services, and/or advocate for improving access to these services for at risk populations on the U.S. side of the U.S.–Mexico border region.
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Housing in the Border Colonias
Details the social, economic, and housing characteristics of the border colonias region. Describes the development of the dominant housing provision along the U.S.-Mexico border and includes information on housing quality.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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The State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-México Border
Examines the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and border region according to four core areas: trade and economic development, security, sustainability, and quality of life.
Author(s): Erik Lee, Christopher E. Wilson, Francisco Lara-Valencia, et al.
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, North American Center for Transborder Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute
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New Mexico Border Health Report
Compares the overall health of New Mexico's 3 border counties with the rest of the state. Details the demographics and health outcomes in Hidalgo, Luna, and Dona Ana Counties.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Taking Stock: Rural People, Poverty, and Housing in the 21st Century
Details rural poverty and housing in the U.S. using data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey (ACS). Covers information on substandard housing in rural areas and addresses rural housing for high poverty areas and populations, including the Border Colonias, Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, and housing for Native Americans and farmworkers.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Last Updated: 9/20/2022