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Rural Public Health Agencies Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Public Health Agencies.

Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Implementation and Impact Measurement Program: Final Report
Describes effectiveness and efficiency of four projects in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin that had implemented a cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangement to deliver public health services. Project sites include some rural areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment: Sixth Report to Congress
Describes the results of the 2015 drinking water infrastructure needs survey and assessment at the national and state level. Includes information and statistics describing small water systems serving populations of 3,300 or fewer and addresses the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Village water systems.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Notes from the Field: HIV Infection Investigation in a Rural Area — West Virginia, 2017
Reports on an investigation by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources that began with 10 cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection identified in three counties during January-July 2017. Describes how the investigation broadened to 15 counties based on injection drug use and sexual contacts. Identifies risk reduction and treatment options available in these counties and discusses strategies undertaken to limit further transmission of HIV.
Author(s): Mary E. Evans, Sarah M. Labuda, Vicki Hogan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(8), 257-258
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Adolescent Vaccination Rates in America
Describes data regarding vaccines for adolescents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap). Covers differences in vaccination rates in urban and rural areas. Provides state-level data for HPV, meningococcal, and Tdap vaccination rates completed in 2013 and 2016.
Additional links: Appendix Data
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Toward an Initial Conceptual Framework to Assess Community Allostatic Load: Early Themes from Literature Review and Community Analyses on the Role of Cumulative Community Stress
Describes a framework to evaluate community allostatic load, modeled after individual allostatic load, related to stress, trauma, and adverse experiences. Examines factors included in the framework and includes analysis of rural communities to determine effectiveness. Discusses how public health professionals and other community leaders can use the framework to promote health and mitigate stress throughout a community.
Author(s): Anita Chandra, Meagan Cahill, Douglas Yeung, Rachel Ross
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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The Changing Public Health Landscape: Findings from the 2017 Forces of Change Survey
Analyzes survey responses from local health departments (LHDs) to identify infrastructure challenges and opportunities to strengthen public health capacity with a focus on budget cuts and job losses; Zika prevention and response; multi-sectoral partnerships; and workforce recruitment. Includes data and statistics for rural and small LHDs serving populations of less than 50,000 people.
Author(s): Kellie Hall, Nathalie Robin, Kari O’Donnell, Debra Dekker, Johnnetta Davis-Joyce
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Staff Sharing Arrangements for Local Public Health
Describes several case studies of local public health organizations' arrangements for sharing health directors, physicians, nurses, inspectors, social workers, or administration staff. Includes descriptions of such arrangements in public health agencies in rural areas of Webster County, Iowa and in three adjacent northwestern Oregon counties with a mixture of urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Gerald Young, Joshua Franzel
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Sharing Public Health Services, Center for State & Local Government Excellence
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Rural and Urban Differences in Passenger-Vehicle–Occupant Deaths and Seat Belt Use Among Adults — United States, 2014
Examines motor-vehicle crash deaths and seat belt use by level of rurality. Includes regional rural-urban data on death rates and type of state seat belt enforcement law (primary or secondary). Also provides data on unrestrained passenger-vehicle occupants in fatal crashes by level of rurality. For self-reported seat belt use, includes demographic data for metropolitan and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Laurie F. Beck, Jonathan Downs, Mark R. Stevens, Erin K. Sauber-Schatz
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(17), 1-13
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Feasting on Rural America: The Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases
Discusses the impact of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses in rural areas. Features a Lyme disease patient, a scientist, psychiatrist, nonprofit leader, and a medical doctor describing the spread of these diseases and what’s being done about it. Includes information on tick identification and tick-borne illness prevention.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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An Approach to Developing Local Climate Change Environmental Public Health Indicators in a Rural District
Explores climate and environmental public health indicators for a seven-county public health department in western Kentucky. Identifies public health hazards and vulnerability indicators and features statistics on percentages of population living in rural areas of the counties studied.
Author(s): Adele Houghton, Jessica Austin, Abby Beerman, Clayton Horton
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2017
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four
Highlights the scope and practice of state and territorial public health services. Covers governance, workforce issues, activities, finances, planning and quality improvement, and health information management. Analyzes data from 2010-2016 to describe the work state and territorial public health agencies are doing in the areas of rural health, health disparities and/or minority, and tribal health initiatives
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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2016 National Profile of Local Health Departments
Provides a study of local health department infrastructure and practice. Discusses topics including leadership, workforce, emergency preparedness and response, public health policy, information technology, and financing and expenditures. Includes health department characteristics based on the size of the population that they serve, with comparisons between urban and rural areas.
Additional links: NACCHO's 2016 Profile Study: Accreditation, NACCHO's 2016 Profile Study: Public Health Infrastructure
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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The Role of Networks in the Transition toward Value-Based Payment and Population Health Models
Webinar recording discussing how rural healthcare networks can serve as links between providers and community members to improve overall health. Includes a discussion of payment reform (MACRA, ACOs) and strategies for creating a successful care system and healthier people.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Webinar Recording
Author(s): Terry Hill
Date: 09/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Uptake of HIV Testing and Hepatitis Vaccination for Rural Men Who Have Sex With Men
Examines national survey data of rural men who have sex with men to determine whether disclosing their sexual identity to healthcare providers was associated with an increase in HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
Author(s): Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), 155-158
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Rural Public Health
A policy paper discussing the critical need for public health services to positively impact the current health issues contributing to health disparities in rural communities. Offers recommendations to address the lack of adequate public health services by developing partnerships, supporting public health education and training, and strengthening communication and technology systems.
Author(s): Christine M. Eisenhauer, Michael Meit
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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An Ethnographic Meta-Synthesis of Three Southwestern Rural Studies
Summarizes the findings from three ethnographic, community-partnered studies in the rural Colorado and New Mexico. Describes the process of meta-ethnography as a strategy for synthesizes findings.
Author(s): Jennifer B. Averill
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 33(1), 32-41
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities: A Rural Community-Based Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program
Presents the Strong Hearts, Health Communities (SHHC) program to address gaps in knowledge and approaches to implement community-level interventions for women living in rural, under-served communities. SHHC aims to reduce cardiovascular disease and related healthcare burden by addressing issues such as diet, physical activity behaviors, the local built environment, and social norms.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Seguin, Galen Eldridge, Meredith L. Graham, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 16, 86
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Differences in Severity at Admission for Heart Failure Between Rural and Urban Patients: The Value of Adding Laboratory Results to Administrative Data
Study examines the significance of laboratory testing when measuring disease severity for heart failure patients at the time of admission in rural and urban areas. Includes demographic data by rural versus urban.
Author(s): Mark W. Smith, Pamela L. Owens, Roxanne M. Andrews, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 16, 133
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Associations Between Self-Reported Gastrointestinal Illness and Water System Characteristics in Community Water Supplies in Rural Alabama: A Cross-sectional Study
Study examining the associations between self-reported gastrointestinal illnesses and household-level water supply characteristics in rural Alabama.
Author(s): Christine E. Stauber, Jessica C. Wedgworth, Pauline Johnson, et al.
Citation: PLOS ONE, 11(1)
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Comprehension of Randomization and Uncertainty in Cancer Clinical Trials Decision-Making among Rural, Appalachian Patients
Explores the comprehension of cancer patients living in rural Appalachia of the randomization process in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) as a component of informed consent. Examines sources of ongoing uncertainty that can obstruct a patient's ability to provide informed consent to participate in a RCT.
Author(s): Janice L. Krieger, Angela Palmer-Wackerly, Phokeng M. Dailey, et al.
Citation: Journal of Cancer Education, 30(4), 743-748
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
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Community-Based Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Feasibility Study of Rural Appalachian Women
Describes community-based screening program for rural Appalachian women that examines the women's comfort levels and experience self-collecting swabs for HPV testing, whether nurse-guided patient navigation increases the odds of women receiving a traditional Pap test after HPV screening, and explores the hypothesis that women testing positive for oncogenic HPV would be more likely to have a Pap test than those testing negative.
Author(s): Richard A. Crosby, Michael E. Hagensee, Robin Vanderpool, et al.
Citation: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 42(11), 607-611
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
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Rural Public Health Systems: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Population Health
Reviews published scientific articles and selected literature from non-commercial publishers concerning rural public health systems and local health departments. Includes key findings on topics such as assessment, policy development, assurance, and accreditation to meet national standards.
Author(s): Nathan L. Hale
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AcademyHealth
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Motor Vehicle Crashes, Medical Outcomes, and Hospital Charges Among Children Aged 1-12 Years - Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System, 11 States, 2005-2008
Reports on age- and size-appropriate restraint use for children involved in motor vehicle accidents, based on data from 11 states. Lists restraint use for different age groups by the location of the crash in rural compared to urban areas.
Author(s): Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, Andrea M. Thomas, Lawrence J. Cook
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 64(SS08), 1-32
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Evaluating Adverse Rural Crash Outcomes Using the NHTSA State Data System
Evaluates individual factors associated with severe injury and death after injury has occurred in rural motor vehicle crashes. Based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data from police-reported crashes in 11 states. Includes information on injury severity by rural versus urban, age, driver or passenger, seat belt use, time of crash, and factors influencing the crash.
Author(s): Christine Peura, Joseph A. Kilch, David E. Clark
Citation: Accident Analysis & Prevention, 82, 257-262
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report
Presents data, some rural specific, about the injury rates across the country and the evidence-based approaches that could be taken to help prevent or lower those rates. Includes state-by-state injury prevention indicators and scores such as motor vehicle accidents, violent crimes, abuse, accidental death, and drug use.
Author(s): Jeffrey Levi, Laura M. Segal, Alejandra Martin
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Trust for America's Health
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Increases in Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to Injection Drug Use Among Persons Aged ≤30 Years - Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, 2006-2012
Discusses opioid abuse, drug injecting, and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in central Appalachia, with data on HCV infection rates for four states. Includes data for rural and urban areas by gender and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Jon E. Zibbell, Kashif Iqbal, Rajiv C. Patel, Anil Suryaprasad, Kathy J. Sanders, Loretta Moore-Moravian, Jamie Serrecchia, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 64(17), 453-458
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Service Learning: A Vehicle for Building Health Equity and Eliminating Health Disparities
Details five different seven-day long service learning courses for emerging health professionals focused on urban, rural, border, and indigenous health. Includes information on the course themes, partners, impacts on the students, and communities.
Author(s): Samantha Sabo, Jill de Zapien, Nicolette Teufel-Shone, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 105(Suppl 1), S38-S43
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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Rural Water Infrastructure: Federal Agencies Provide Funding but Could Increase Coordination to Help Communities
Discusses the issues impacting rural water and wastewater systems, including the need to upgrade aging and obsolete infrastructure. Identifies federal agencies that provide funding and technical assistance to rural communities related to drinking water and wastewater.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rural Healthy People 2020: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2020, Volume 2
Provides a rural focus for the Healthy People 2020 priorities with an overview for each of the top health priorities ranked 11 through 20 identified by rural stakeholders. (Volume 1 discussed the top 10 priorities.) Topics include: cancer, health education, oral health, immunizations and infectious disease, public health, sexual health and family planning, injury and violence prevention, and social determinants of health. Includes reviews of the relevant literature and model programs appropriate for rural communities. Document is available for free download, after providing brief information about intended use.
Author(s): Jane N. Bolin, Gail Bellamy, Alva O. Ferdinand, Bita Kash, Janet W. Helduser
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Healthy People 2020: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2020, Volume 1
Provides a rural focus for the Healthy People 2020 priorities. Includes overviews of the top 10 rural health priority areas identified by rural stakeholders. (Volume 2 discusses priorities 11-20.) Topics addressed include: health insurance, primary care, emergency services, nutrition and weight status, diabetes, mental health, substance abuse, heart disease and stroke, physical activity, older adults, maternal and child health, and tobacco use. Each overview includes reviews of the relevant literature and models that rural communities can use to address the issues. Document is available for free download, after providing brief information about intended use.
Author(s): Jane N. Bolin, Gail Bellamy, Alva O. Ferdinand, Bita Kash, Janet W. Helduser
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Improving Safety on Rural Local and Tribal Roads: Safety Toolkit
Provides a step-by-step process to assist local agency and Tribal staff in completing traffic safety analyses, identify safety issues, countermeasures to address them, and an implementation process.
Additional links: Network Safety Analysis - User Guide #2, Site Safety Analysis - User Guide #1
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Highway Administration
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Population Health in Rural Communities
Policy paper discussing the concept of population health in rural communities with a focus on providing better care, improving health, and lowering costs.
Author(s): Sally Buck, Patricia A. Crawford, John Gale, Deborah Holzmark, Michelle Mills
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Local Health Department Workforce Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Opportunities
Provides an overview of local health workforce recruitment and retention strategies and contains case studies of health departments serving rural populations. The case studies provide details on how the health departments approached recruiting, retaining, and developing their workforces.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for State and Local Government Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
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Rates of Black Lung Disease in Relationship to Black Lung Treatment Centers
Investigates the rates of black lung disease among active miners in relationship to the location of Black Lung Clinics.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Michael Hendryx, Cynthia Persily, Jamison Conley, Evan Fedorko
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
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Mobilizing Community Partnerships in Rural Communities: Strategies and Techniques
Describes how rural communities can develop and maintain organizational and community partnerships with local health departments, community health centers, healthcare organizations, offices of rural health, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Recommendations are based on interviews with Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grantees involved in successful rural community partnership initiatives.
Author(s): Mikhaila Richards
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Infectious Enteritis and Foodborne Illness in the United States, 2010
Provides data on hospital inpatient stays and treat-and-release emergency department (ED) visits for infectious enteritis and foodborne noninfectious gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Includes data by location of patient's residence for urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Jennifer Lucado, Shamis Mohamoud, Lan Zhao, Anne Elixhauser
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease
Highlights policy, systems, and environmental improvements and interventions for public health practitioners to advance health equity through community health interventions in rural and urban settings.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Utility of Rural and Underserved Designations in Geospatial Assessments of Distance Traveled to Healthcare Services: Implications for Public Health Research and Practice
Reviews the different definitions of rurality and their purposes. Examines common resident profile characteristics associated with each designation using an eight-county sample from central Texas. Discusses the impact of rural definitions can have on research findings and resulting health policy.
Author(s): Matthew Lee Smith, Justin B. Dickerson, Monica L. Wendel, et al.
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2013
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Training Primary Care Physicians for Local Health Authority Duties in Texas
Discusses training primary care physicians in Texas the basics of public health through an online local health authority (LHA) training course and continued education at annual meetings in order to close the gap in the number of counties without a LHA or health district. Includes a model for tracking LHA training for primary care physicians and lists the training core subjects.
Author(s): James Mobley, Miguel A. Zuniga
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), e21-e26
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Hospital Visits in the U.S. for Firearm-Related Injuries, 2009
Provides data on hospital visits for firearm-related injuries in 2009, with information related to assault, intentional self-injury, and unintentional injury. Table 2 includes data by location of patient residence, for urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Alison Evans Cuellar, Elizabeth Stranges, Carol Stocks
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Childhood Asthma in Rural-Urban Areas
Examines how asthma may be related to rural areas adjacent or non-adjacent to larger population centers, to variation in measures of air quality, to varying levels of agricultural and animal production, and to other characteristics such as obesity, race/ethnicity, or health insurance.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Michael Hendryx, Matthew Gurka, Melissa Ahern, Heidi Putman
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
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Establishing and Maintaining Public Health Infrastructure in Rural Communities
Reports on the availability of public health services in rural communities. Provides recommendations for establishing and maintaining public health infrastructure and services in rural areas. Includes a case study from Maine.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Michael Meit, Naomi Hernandez
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Environmental Workforce Characteristics in the Rural Public Health Sector
Analyzes the environmental workforce characteristics of the rural public health sector to inform policy relative to coordination of rural environmental health services.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Cynthia Armstrong Persily, Johnna S. Beane, Mary Glenn Rice
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
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Public Health Nursing: Strengthening the Core of Rural Public Health
Policy paper discussing major concerns regarding the current and future shortage of public health nurses in rural areas and factors contributing to the shortage including an aging workforce, salaries, lack of qualified applicants, and ineffective recruitment and retention.
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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NACCHO’s Rural Health Section
Supports rural public health professionals and provides strategy, advocacy, resources, and other information on public health issues in rural America.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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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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Directory of Local Health Departments
Contact information for local public health departments. Browse by state or search by zip code.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Rural Healthy People 2020
Outlines the strategic plan for Rural Healthy People (RHP) 2020, identifying top rural health priority areas. Includes links to volumes one and two of the RHP2020 report which provide detailed insights on the rural health priority topics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online
Access to community-level information on facilities and their compliance with environmental regulations. Includes information on air emissions, surface water discharges, hazardous waste, and drinking water systems.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Drinking Water Dashboard
Access to data on public water systems regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act program. Includes information on which public water systems are regulated, inspections, violations, and enforcement actions. To access information on specific water systems, select a state and then click on the bars in the charts to see which systems have been inspected, have violations, and so on.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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A Roadmap to Develop Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Initiatives
A guidebook to help local and county governments learn how they might share public health services regionally for more effective and efficient operations. The guide is based on a national public health learning community that includes rural public health organizations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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Healthy People 2020 Evidence-Based Resources
Database of evidence-based resources and information related to the Healthy People 2020 topic areas. Search by demographics, setting, type of intervention, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Healthy People
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Community Health Online Resource Center
Database of practice-based resources to address obesity, tobacco use, and promote healthy living in communities. Results can be limited to rural populations by searching for rural in the search box.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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NACCHO Workforce Resource Center
Offers information on accreditation, certification, competencies, partner resources, policy statements, and publications relevant to the development of the public health workforce for local health departments.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research
Archive of a journal that featured peer-reviewed articles focused on public health practice, health policy, and research. Includes articles addressing rural public health. Ceased publication in 2016.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Guide to Community Preventive Services
Shares effective methods for improving population health and addressing public health issues, informed by evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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PubMed Search: Public Health and Rural Health Services
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on rural public health topics published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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NACCHO Model Practices Database
Lists effective and innovative public health practices which are searchable by state, type, year, and category. Includes approaches used in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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State Public Health Data
Provides public health data on key health indicators, public health preparedness, and public health funding indicators for all U.S.states and territories.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
Information and resources to help the public health workforce find and use information effectively. Includes funding sources, data and statistics, career resources, and more. Provided by a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries.
Type: Website
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TRAIN Learning Network
Resources for online learning opportunities for healthcare professionals who work in public health. Searchable by subject, keyword, format, and core competencies.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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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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Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
Community-wide strategic planning tool for improving community health. Helps communities prioritize public health issues and identify resources for addressing them.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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State and Regional Primary Care Associations Directory
Lists address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Last Updated: 10/16/2018