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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

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

CDC WONDER
Provides access to wide range of public health data, including mortality data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Also offers access to birth and fertility rates by county.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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U.S. Health Map
Interactive map that provides county-level data by gender on life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, cancer, alcohol use, and smoking.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Medicare Chronic Conditions Dashboards
Provides access to regional, state, and county statistics on prevalence, utilization, and Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) AtlasPlus
Provides access to state and county-level data on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Also includes data on the social determinants of health and state-level data on the rural population.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
State and county maps and data on heart disease and stroke, with data available by demographic group. Includes county-level healthcare cost data for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Also covers social and environmental determinants, availability of health services, and location of health care facilities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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What's Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
A collection of programs aimed at improving the health of communities and reducing the burden of chronic disease.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
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Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit
Contains 7 modules that concentrate on different aspects of obesity prevention programs. Shares best practices from successful obesity prevention programs in clinical, school, and community settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Clinicians' Consultation Center
Provides clinicians of all experience levels prompt, expert responses to questions about managing HIV/AIDS, perinatal HIV, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and substance use management.
Type: Hotline
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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Provides access to data and reports from a national survey covering chronic diseases and conditions, health risk behaviors, and use of preventive health services.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Last Updated: 1/29/2024