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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

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

Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier
Overview of a quality improvement project initiated by a group of 5 small rural practices and designed to improve the outcomes of patients with hypertension.
Author(s): Jennifer L. Brull
Citation: Family Practice Management, 21(5), 23-27
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management
Examines the impact telemedicine has on cost, quality, and rural access to healthcare, focusing on three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Author(s): Rashid L. Bashshur, Gary W. Shannon, Brian R. Smith, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 20(9), 769-800
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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HIV/AIDS in Rural America: Disproportionate Impact on Minority and Multicultural Populations
Overview of the impact of AIDS and HIV in rural areas. Summarizes the epidemiology of AIDS/HIV, including its impact on rural minority groups. Discusses the challenges rural areas face in preventing and treating AIDS. Includes policy recommendations.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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HepVu
Interactive map for accessing data on hepatitis C and opioid use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and regional data. Includes county-level data on hepatitis C and opioid mortality, and hepatitis C prevalence by state. Also includes testing and treatment center locations.
Type: Map/Mapping System
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Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults
Provides estimates of adults impacted by selected health topics such as circular and respiratory diseases, cancer, mental health, insurance coverage, healthcare use and access, and more between 2019-2022 via interactive tables and charts. Allows user to select health topics according to demographic, socio-economic, and geographic variables, such as metropolitan statistical area (MSA), urbanicity, region, and Center for Disease Control (CDC) social vulnerability index (SVI).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Health, United States
Presents national trends in health statistics, with data released throughout the year from more than 40 data sources. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes rural data - see the Data Finder and select "Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan" under Population Subgroups.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Local Trends in Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality Dashboard
Provides state and county-level data on cardiovascular disease from 1999 to 2019 in the U.S. Shows changes and trends in mortality rates and includes demographic breakdowns by age, race, and sex.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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AHEAD: America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard
Presents information on HIV data at the state level across the U.S. as well as at the county level in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) priority areas and select rural counties in the South with high HIV transmission. Includes public health data such as 6 HIV indicators by geographic location: incidence, status, diagnosis, medical care, viral suppression, and PrEP coverage.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Resources for Rural Healthcare Providers
Provides information about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for providers in rural areas, including training opportunities, educational resources, and networking groups.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Lung Association
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COPD Toolkit
Provides information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and rural disparities related to the disease. Offers links to a guide for hospitals to improve COPD care, webinars, podcasts, and resources from other organizations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Last Updated: 1/29/2024