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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

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

Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) Toolkit
Toolkit offering assessment and treatment recommendations, a medication assistance quick guide, and other resources for non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) prevention in rural areas. Covers guidance to prescribing nPEP and other information address nPEP misconceptions.
Author(s): Jeannette Southerly, Alyssa A. Guido, Dayna Morrison, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center
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Caring for People with Serious Illness: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Proceedings from a Workshop
Proceedings from a three-part workshop to explore the initial responses to the pandemic by healthcare teams providing care to people with serious illness, the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare workforce, use of telehealth, issues related to communicating with the public about health emergencies, and policy opportunities to improve care for people with serious illness. Mentions rural throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Extrahepatic Causes of Death in Cirrhosis Compared to Other Chronic Conditions in the United States, 1999-2017
Compares mortality trends of cirrhosis and other chronic conditions from 1999-2017 based on information from a national mortality database. Presents comparative data on cirrhosis, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), among others. Reports on mortality trends in rural areas.
Author(s): Nagasri Shankar, Azaan Ramani, Connor Griffin, et al.
Citation: Annals of Hepatology, 26
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
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Reaching People with HIV (PWH) in Rural United States
Infographic describing challenges related to HIV screening and care in rural areas. Highlights strategies to address barriers to care, including telehealth HIV care delivery, investing in transportation initiatives, and minimizing stigma and denial.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center
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Scaling a Community-Wide Campaign Intervention to Manage Hypertension and Weight Loss
Analysis of a public health intervention addressing hypertension and obesity among low-income Latino populations in the U.S.-Mexico border region in Texas. Discusses the impacts of the intervention in 10 cities and large metro areas, 2 small towns, and 6 rural areas and examines data using the RE-AIM Framework.
Author(s): Belinda M. Reininger, Lisa A. Mitchell-Bennett, MinJae Lee, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Medicine, 8, 661353
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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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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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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Last Updated: 1/30/2023