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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

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

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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The Impact of a Population-Based Prevention Program on Cardiovascular Events: Findings from the Heart of New Ulm Project
Study examining major cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence during 9 years of the Heart of New Ulm (HONU) project implementation in rural Minnesota, comparing 4,056 New Ulm residents with 4,056 residents from a separate community. Discusses differences in rates of major CVD events, including ischemic stroke, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), and death related to CVD, assessing outcomes of the HONU project.
Author(s): Abbey C. Sidebottom, Michael D. Miedema, Gretchen Benson, et al.
Citation: American Heart Journal, 239, 38-51
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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The Growing Rural-Urban Divide in US Life Expectancy: Contribution of Cardiovascular Disease and Other Major Causes of Death
Study examining rural and urban life expectancy between 1999 and 2019 based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) detailed mortality files. Offers data by gender and age on changes in life expectancy, including cause-of-death breakdowns.
Author(s): Leah R. Abrams, Mikko Myrskyla, Neil K. Mehta
Citation: International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(6), 1970-1978
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Diabetes-Related Inpatient Stays, 2018
Brief examining nonmaternal inpatient stays related to type 1 and type 2 diabetes based on 2018 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) data. Presents distribution of inpatient stays by age, gender, insurance status, income, race and ethnicity, and metro and rural location.
Author(s): Kathryn R. Fingar, Lawrence D. Reid
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
Bar chart comparing diagnosed COPD for metropolitan and nonmetro areas by age group for ages 18-44, 45-64, and 65 or older.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(26), 959
Date: 07/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Urban–Rural Mortality Disparities from Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases in the United States, 1999–2019
Letter to the editor presenting data on chronic lower respiratory disease mortality between 1999 and 2019, including a population breakdown by 6 levels of metro and nonmetro status, using the CDC WONDER database. Discusses rural disparities in mortality and charts mortality trends over time.
Author(s): Paul A. Reyfman, Basil Khuder, Jacob B. Pierce, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2013(11), 1435-1437
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Benefiting Rural Individuals, Benefiting Rural Population Health
Discusses the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) as a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Highlights the potential of telehealth to deliver PR in rural areas and features the work of rural PR programs.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HIV Testing Trends Among Persons with Commercial Insurance or Medicaid — United States, 2014–2019
Examines trends in HIV testing for people with commercial insurance or Medicaid from 2014 through 2019. Includes data by sex, age group, urban-rural residence, and U.S. Census region. Also includes data by race/ethnicity for those covered by Medicaid.
Author(s): Kirk D. Henny, Weiming Zhu, Ya-lin A. Huang, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(25), 905-909
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Still Stealing Rural America's Breath: An Update on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Discusses rural research efforts focused on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with insights from researchers, philanthropists, and healthcare providers. Explores the impact of COVID-19 on COPD. Also covers the importance of pulmonary rehabilitation and new research findings on the impact of this treatment.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
Results of a survey of 71 rural primary care providers in 7 states, including Colorado and Kansas, to examine challenges faced when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by age, degree, rural or non-rural practice location, practice type, and state, and survey answers by provider type and location.
Additional links: Online Supplement
Author(s): Fernando Diaz del Valle, Patricia B. Koff, Sung-Joon Min, et al.
Citation: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, 8(3), 336-349
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 10/5/2022