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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Chronic Disease in Rural America.

Enhancing Cancer Care of Rural Dwellers Through Telehealth and Engagement (ENCORE): A Protocol to Evaluate Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Telehealth-Based Intervention to Improve Rural Cancer Care Delivery
Describes a proposed study of telehealth-based cancer interventions at both the provider and patient levels in order to identify barriers and facilitators for the intervention. Outlines the study's protocols, methods, and contributions to technology-enabled and team-based delivery models to support cancer care for rural and underserved populations.
Author(s): Tuya Pal, Pamela C. Hull, Tatsuki Koyama, et al.
Citation: BMC Cancer, 21, 1262
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Heart Disease Among Adults Aged 45–64 Years, by Urbanization Level and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing death rates from heart disease for adults age 45-64 in urban areas, rural areas, and total for both sexes, for women, and for men.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(46), 1621
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Analysis of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis by US County-Level Income and Rural vs Urban Designation, 2000-2016
Study examining suicide risk among 5,362,782 people diagnosed with cancer between January 2000 and December 2016 based on Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program 18 (SEER 18) data. Analyzes suicide risk based on rural and urban county of residence, also examining income, age, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Ryan Suk, Young-Rock Hong, Rachel M. Wasserman, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(10), e2129913
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
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Self-Management Education Class Attendance and Health Care Provider Counseling for Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2019
Examines self-reported self-management class attendance and healthcare provider physical activity counseling for adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (non-core) areas, as well as overall state-by-state data.
Author(s): Lindsey M. Duca, Charles G. Helmick, Kamil E. Barbour, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(42), 1466-1471
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Out of the Shadows: Reducing the Rural Impact of Epilepsy
Provides an overview of epilepsy in rural areas, including the impact that driving restrictions can have on rural people with epilepsy. Discusses rural management approaches, including self-management programs, Seizure First Aid, and Seizure Safe Schools.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Association of Rurality and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis: A National Study of the SEER Cancer Registry
Examines the extent to which rural residents are diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages of disease using data from the 2017 Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry. Presents statistics by patient characteristics including age, race and ethnicity, and health insurance status. Compares results by urban and rural status and by the degree of rurality.
Author(s): David V. Evans, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Rachel L. Yung, Davis G. Patterson
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Walking and Other Common Physical Activities Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2019
Examines nonwork-related physical activity among adults with arthritis. Includes data by rurality for adults who reported walking, gardening, or weightlifting in the last month.
Author(s): Dana Guglielmo, Louise B. Murphy, Kristina A. Theis, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(40), 1408-1414
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Asthma Surveillance — United States, 2006–2018
Reports on asthma prevalence by population demographics, poverty level, and geographic location, including rural and metro comparisons. Examines trends based on 2006-2018 data from the National Heath Interview Survey (NHIS), National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Author(s): Cynthia A. Pate, Hatice S. Zahran, Xiaoting Qin, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(5), 1-32
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program, 2020-2021
Detailed descriptions of 7 Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Reports on each grantee's key Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) strategies, secondary focus areas, target populations served, network development and planning activities, initial outcomes of their planning work, and sustainability strategies of the HIV/AIDS rural health networks and HIV-related programming beyond the planning year. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Cancer, by Urban-Rural Status and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019
Line chart showing urban and rural cancer death rates for men and women from 1999 through 2019.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(37), 1312
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Last Updated: 11/23/2021