Early Death After Discharge From Emergency Departments: Analysis of National US Insurance Claims Data
Report regarding the incidence of early death after release from emergency departments in the United States and what risk factors may contribute to those deaths. Compares urban and rural hospital location, with data for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural non-CAHs. Includes data for rural and urban populations as well as poverty level, previous healthcare use, and other demographics.
Author(s): Ziad Obermeyer, Brent Cohn, Michael Wilson, Anupam B Jena, David M Cutler Citation: BMJ, 356(j239) Date: 02/2017 Type: Document view details
Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification — United States, 2013
Provides data on five self-reported health-related behaviors for residents of rural and urban areas. Behaviors include sufficient sleep, current nonsmoking, nondrinking or moderate drinking, maintaining normal body weight, and meeting aerobic leisure time physical activity recommendations. Includes data for each behavior for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas, as well as prevalence of 4-5 health behaviors by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and education level. Based on 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data.
Author(s): Kevin A. Matthews, Janet B. Croft, Yong Liu, et al. Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(5), 1-8 Date: 02/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 1999–2014
Investigates the differences in metropolitan and
nonmetropolitan regions of the U.S. for the 5 leading
causes of death (heart disease, cancer, unintentional
injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke) by
analyzing and comparing mortality data derived from the
National Vital Statistics System. Discusses the trends in
annual age-adjusted death rates for unintentional injury
for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the U.S.
Supplemental Maps: Figure 5, Supplemental Tables: Figures 2-5
Author(s): Ernest Moy, Macarena C. Garcia, Brigham Bastian, et al. Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(1), 1-8 Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Reducing Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in the Rural United States
Reports on the rural-urban disparities regarding potentially preventable deaths caused by heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD), and stroke for populations less than 80 years of age. Discusses factors impacting the rural-urban gap, and offers suggestions for reducing these disparities and improving health. Updated in a November 2019 report.
Author(s): Macarena C. Garcia, Mark Faul, Greta Massetti, et al. Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(2), 1-7 Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
Identifies elements of effective solutions to advance health equity at the local or community level. Featured examples include the Delta Health Center, a rural Federally Qualified Health Center that uses a community-oriented primary care model to address population health. A brief overview of rural health disparities which includes a discussion on Appalachian health is found on pages 2-19 and 2-20. Appendix A provides a historical and legal context for understanding Native American health disparities.
Author(s): Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Considering Culture: Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color
Examines how culture impacts the effectiveness of
evidence-based practices in communities of color,
suggestions for how that efficacy may be improved, and
options beyond the traditional programs that are proving to
be valuable for the children in those communities.
Discusses the Strong African American Families (SAAF)
program in Georgia and gives a rural perspective to the
Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation view details
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