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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

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

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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County Data Maps from CEARH
Provides maps of the contiguous U.S. that represent data related to healthcare access at the county level, healthcare industry characteristics in rural counties, socio-demographic characteristics, and rural health characteristics. Map indicators can be adjusted to reflect specific types of data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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COPD National Action Plan: Community Action Tool
Platform offering information on community activities related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Activities Listings and Details page offers a continually updated list of reported activities that can be narrowed by the type of organization that administered the activity, the target audience, activity type, and geographic scope, including rural and urban communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
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PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Interactive mapping system providing chronic disease related data at the county, place, census tract, and ZIP code level. Covers measures related to health status, health outcomes, prevention, health risk behaviors, and social determinants of health.
Additional links: Compare Counties, Interactive Map, PLACES Data Portal
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop programs to address chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health: Highlights of PCORI-Funded Projects
Summaries of rural health research and engagement projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Projects address a range of health conditions and other healthcare challenges that impact rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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What Is 'Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America'?
Provides an overview of the plan to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. that includes background information, goals, and discussion of the 3 different phases of the plan, one of which includes a focus on the 7 states with disproportionately higher HIV diagnoses located in rural areas. Details key strategies of the plan and anticipated challenges.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: HIV.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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HIV.gov
Offers learning opportunities, digital tools, events, and other resources related to HIV care, prevention, and education. Provides information on the federal response to the HIV epidemic.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America
Provides information on the plan to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. Highlights key strategies of the plan and related federal resources. Discusses the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) role in the plan.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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PubMed Search: Chronic Disease in Rural America
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on chronic disease and rural health published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Last Updated: 1/11/2024