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Rural Border Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Border Health.

Health in the Americas: United States-Mexico Border Area
Reports on the health status of persons living in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and the bordering Mexican municipalities. Also includes social, political, economic, environment, and demographic information for these areas.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pan American Health Organization
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Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models: Communities Along the Border, Including Practices in Clinical Setting
Represents NRHA Border Health Initiative's activities to encourage the development of quality healthcare services for rural populations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Compendium highlights communities along the border with models that can be built upon and used by federal, state, and local health agencies for setting priorities in rural border communities.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Health Research on the U.S.-México Border: Promoting a Binational Agenda
Explores the relationship between research and policy development and the role they play in improving health along the U.S.-Mexico border. Outlines key considerations in the development of a binational border health research agenda including current gaps in border health research, and the need to translate research into policies and effective health interventions.
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Hispanic/Latino Populations for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of the U.S. population by county who are Hispanic or Latino. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HRSA Map Tool
A map-based interface for viewing a variety of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) programs and grant awards, as well as supporting data from other sources. Under the Special Initiatives section in Sites/Areas, you can display rural health areas, border counties, and the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Initiative region. Other items available to map include health workforce shortage areas, healthcare facility locations, and poverty data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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CDC WONDER Underlying Cause of Death with US-Mexico Border Regions, 1999-2020
Provides access to mortality and population data for the U.S.-Mexico border region. Offers data on the number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted death rates, and demographics for different causes of death. Cause of death data available for ICD-10 codes, drug/alcohol induced causes, causes of infant death, and injury intent and mechanism. In addition to viewing data for the border region, border states, and border counties, results can also focus on the level of urbanization for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Arizona Border Region Border Infectious Disease Surveillance (BIDS)
Provides data reports on infectious disease incidence and mortality along the Arizona-Sonora Border Region up to 2018. Includes weekly reports for Zika Virus, Influenza, Rabies, Arbovirus, and morbidity and mortality, as well as monthly binational case reports.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Office of Border Health
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Binational Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Program (BIDS)
Details a cooperative program between the CDC and the Mexican Secretariat of Health to monitor infectious diseases along the U.S.-Mexico border. Discusses program governance, the surveillance process, and outbreak response.
Additional links: En Español
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Tips/Consejos de Salud
A bilingual, quarterly publication focused on health topics and issues relevant to the farmworker and the general Hispanic population. Subscription required however Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) may be eligible for a free subscription.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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PubMed Search: United States/Mexico Border Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of United States/Mexico border healthcare in the colonias.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Last Updated: 9/23/2022