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Teaching Hospitals: Preparing Tomorrow’s Physicians Today
Provides an overview of the value teaching hospitals bring in rural and urban areas, serving as training centers to prepare physicians in clinical settings, provide specialty training and specialty services, engage in research and innovation, and prepare healthcare professionals to adapt to changes in the healthcare environment. Discusses the federal (Medicare & Medicaid) financial support mechanisms teaching hospitals receive and the impact this support has on the increased cost of clinical training of new physicians.
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
Date: 06/2015
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From Rural Poverty to Rural Prosperity: A Lesson in Quilting
Describes the roles that education, healthcare, employment, and human services play in supporting the well-being of rural children and families. Discusses how the availability of these supports can help those living in poverty.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Sponsoring organization: Rural Assistance Center
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2015
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Rural Health in Wisconsin: Nimble & Evolving
Provides an overview of the state of rural health in Wisconsin, with information on healthcare quality, hospitals, graduate medical education (GME), and rural health as a source of jobs. Slides from a 2015 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference presentation.
Author(s): Tim Size
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Date: 06/2015
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Charity Care and Bad Debt Activities of Tax-Exempt Critical Access Hospitals (Policy Brief)
Analyzes charity care, uncompensated care, and bad debt activities of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) compared with other rural non-CAH and urban hospitals. Discusses the implications of ACA-mandated hospital financial assistance, emergency care, and billing and collection policies for CAHs.
Author(s): John Gale, Jamar Croom, Zachariah Croll, Andrew Coburn
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
Date: 06/2015
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Telemedicine: The Promise and Challenges
Provides an overview of telemedicine including a definition, current applications, policy issues surrounding it, evidence for its use, and a look forward to the future of the service delivery model. Includes examples of the application of telehealth services in rural areas.
Author(s): Deanna Okrent
Sponsoring organization: Alliance for Health Reform
Date: 06/2015
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Healthcare Costs and Outcomes for Pediatric Inpatients with Bronchiolitis: Comparison of Urban Versus Rural Hospitals
Compares quality and costs between rural and urban settings for low severity pediatric bronchiolitis admissions.
Author(s): Benson Hsu, Benjamin Meyer, Saquib Lakhani
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 15(3380)
Date: 06/2015
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Rural Transit Fact Book 2015
Provides national and state-level statistics and information on rural transit in America. Includes rural demographic and travel behavior data. Also covers financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. Includes a section on tribal transit.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Date: 06/2015
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Threading the Needle - How to Stop the HIV Outbreak in Rural Indiana
Perspective piece describing an outbreak of HIV in rural Indiana linked to prescription-opioid injection and the steps taken to address that outbreak. Identifies actions that physicians and states can take to prevent HIV outbreaks among injection-drug users.
Author(s): Steffanie A. Strathdee, Chris Beyrer
Location: New England Journal of Medicine
Date: 06/2015
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Characteristics of Children in Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid Fee-for-service, 2003-2005
Examines how children enrolled in Medicaid fee-for-service programs compare to those in comprehensive managed care programs. Includes information on sociodemographic, health, and geographic characteristics. Table 5 provides figures by type of Medicaid program for urban and rural enrollees.
Author(s): Patricia C. Lloyd, Alan E. Simon, Jennifer D. Parker
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
Date: 06/2015
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Charity Care and Uncompensated Care Activities of Tax-Exempt Critical Access Hospitals (Briefing Paper)
Analyzes charity care, uncompensated care, and bad debt activities of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) compared with other rural non-CAH and urban hospitals. Discusses the implications of ACA-mandated hospital financial assistance, emergency care, and billing and collection policies for CAHs.
Author(s): John Gale, Jamar Croom, Zachariah Croll, Andrew Coburn
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
Date: 06/2015
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Older Americans Act: Updated Information on Unmet Need for Services
Examines older adults' reported need for home and community-based services and the potential unmet need for these services. Includes metropolitan and non-metropolitan data on food insecurity and receipt of congregate and home-delivered meals.
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
Date: 06/2015
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Caregiving in the U.S. 2015
A national profile of unpaid family caregivers. Section M, Respondent Profile, includes demographic and other information by location of caregiver and care recipient residence for urban/suburban and rural areas.
Sponsoring organization: National Alliance for Caregiving
Date: 06/2015
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Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns
Describes trends in foundation grant funding provided to benefit rural communities, how funds are allocated, what types of foundations fund rural projects, and how grants are distributed geographically. Includes grants to rural-based organizations and to urban organizations for work primarily benefiting rural areas. Provides information on funding for rural health, as well as topics that impact health, such as food and nutrition. Discusses factors that may impact the capacity of rural communities to secure grant funding.
Author(s): John L. Pender
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
Date: 06/2015
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Rural Women Delivering Babies in Non-Local Hospitals: Differences by Rurality and Insurance Status
Describes the factors, including health insurance status and degree of rurality, that influence rural pregnant women to give birth in non-local hospitals.
Author(s): Katy Kozhimannil, MPA Michelle Casey, Peiyin Hung, Shailendra Prasad, Ira Moscovice
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Date: 06/2015
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Healthy Border 2020: A Prevention & Health Promotion Initiative
Reports on the prevailing public health issues occurring in U.S.-Mexico border populations. Identifies an agenda focused on health promotion and disease prevention and develops a strategy for implementing a coordinated public health response at the binational, state and local levels.
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
Date: 06/2015
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Care Coordination in Rural Communities: Supporting the High Performance Rural Health System
Examines care coordination programs and processes to see how they impact rural people and places, to observe how different approaches to care coordination are working, and to make policy recommendations that support care coordination to help facilitate a high performance rural health system.
Author(s): Charles Alfero, Andrew Coburn, Jennifer Lundblad, Clinton MacKinney, Timothy McBride, Keith Mueller, Paul Weigel
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
Date: 06/2015
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Government and Philanthropies Join Forces for Rural Health
Overview of the work of the Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership, a collaboration between rural federal programs and rural-focused trusts and foundations. Describes a care coordination program the group developed, and discusses an upcoming focus on the priority area of leadership in health equity.
Author(s): Becca Cruger
Sponsoring organization: Rural Assistance Center
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2015
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Where are the Primary Care Doctors? A Look at Michigan’s Primary Care Physician Shortage
An in-depth review of Michigan's primary care physician workforce. Provides demographic information on the physician workforce. Discusses factors contributing to primary care shortages, including those specific to the rural workforce. Includes maps with county-level comparisons of actual to suggested physician-to-population ratios for different types of primary care physicians. Discusses state policy options that can be used to address primary care shortages, with national maps comparing the states.
Sponsoring organization: Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Date: 06/2015
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System, June 2015
Includes chapters on coordinating Medicare policy across payment models, Part B drug payment policy, value-based incentives for managing Part B drug use, multiple drug use including opioids among Medicare Part D enrollees, hospital short-stays, and new methods of measuring quality of care. Rural hospitals, rural referral centers, and rural patient populations are discussed throughout this report.
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Date: 06/2015
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Non-communicable Diseases and Preventive Health Behaviors: A Comparison of Hispanics Nationally and Those Living Along the US-Mexico Border
Reports on a study that compared preventive healthy behaviors of Hispanics in the U.S. and Hispanics living in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Healthy behaviors included physical activity, diets of fruits and vegetables, avoiding heavy alcohol use, and being a non-smoker.
Author(s): Belinda M. Reininger, Jing Wang, Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, Alycia Boutte, Kristina Vatcheva, Joseph B. McCormick
Location: BMC Public Health, 2015(15), 564.
Date: 06/2015
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Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2014
Provides data on households that rely on wireless telephones rather than landlines. Indicates trends by providing figures for 6-month periods from July 2011 to December 2014. Includes data for non-metropolitan compared to metropolitan areas. Telephone surveys conducted using only landline numbers could be biased if the wireless-only or population differs in relevant ways from the landline population.
Author(s): Stephen J. Blumberg, Julian V. Luke
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
Date: 06/2015
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Courting Preceptors: How to Invite, Engage, and Support Community Preceptors
Provides strategies for recruiting clinicians to serve as preceptors for rural healthcare educational experiences. Includes examples of concerns potential preceptors may have and how to address them. Discusses how to support preceptors in their role and keep them engaged. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): Lori Rodefeld, Kara Traxler
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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Health Policy Lessons from Baraboo: One Resilient RTT Changes a State
Describes the impact of a rural training track (RTT) program on a rural Wisconsin hospital and community, and offers an overview of the programs in Wisconsin that support rural graduate medical education. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): Sandy Anderson, Tim Size
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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The Baraboo Story: Always Moving Forward in the Face of Chaos
An overview of the history of the Baraboo rural training track (RTT) family medicine residency program, provided by its program director for the period from 1996-2012. Includes a particular focus on the people involved and how they contributed to the success of this RTT program. Recording of a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): James Damos
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report; Chartbook on Care Coordination
Summarizes and illustrates trends across measures of care coordination from the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. Includes data on healthcare quality topics comparing metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Date: 05/2015
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Type of Employment for Physicians in North Dakota
An analyses of practicing physicians by sex, age, rural/urban status, type of practice, and region in North Dakota using 2013 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Date: 05/2015
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Demographics of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
An analysis of direct patient care physicians by age, patient population, and rural/urban status in North Dakota using 2013 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Date: 05/2015
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A Longitudinal Study of Structural Risk Factors for Obesity and Diabetes Among American Indian Young Adults, 1994-2008
Investigates possible links between high rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes among American Indian young adults and other risk factors such as poverty, frequent changes of residence, and stress.
Author(s): Tennille L. Marley, Molly W. Metzger
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 05/2015
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Growing a Rural Workforce: Initiatives of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
An overview of the Wisconsin rural physician workforce pipeline. Describes programs from elementary school through physician residency and on to physician recruitment and retention. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): Byron J. Crouse
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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Avera Medical Group LIGHT Program: Attacking Physician Burnout on a System Level
Provides an overview of a program to address physician burnout. Includes information on the personal and financial impact of burnout. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): Jill Kruse
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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Place Based Surgery
Discusses the preparation required to succeed as a general surgeon serving a rural community. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): David Kermode
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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An Independent Academic Health Care System Perspective on Developing a RTT: Workforce Planning, Market Analysis and Return On Investment
Describes training site selection related to the development of a rural training track program. Focuses on both the desired features of an RTT site and how to show the value of an RTT related to physician recruitment and retention. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): John Brill, Andy Anderson, Deb Simpson, Jake Bidwell, Barb Schober
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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Traffic, Air Pollution, Minority and Socio-Economic Status: Addressing Inequities in Exposure and Risk
Investigates exposures and risks from traffic and air pollution across demographics, socioeconomic status, and geographic location in Minnesota. Describes how geographic distances affect driving behavior which impacts health condition.
Author(s): Gregory Pratt, Monika Vadali, Dorian Kvale, Kristie Ellickson
Location: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12(5), 5355-5372
Date: 05/2015
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Rural Training Tracks and American Health Care: Looking Forward Over Our Shoulders
Discusses the historical and ongoing challenges related to the supply of rural physicians. Recommends changes can be made in preparing physicians to better meet rural needs. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): John Frey
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
Date: 05/2015
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Health in Rural Missouri: Childhood Obesity
An overview of the problem of childhood obesity in Missouri. Provides county-level data on obesity in children aged 0-5. Also discusses challenges rural communities face in addressing this issue and potential solutions.
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Date: 05/2015
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Adjacent Border Analysis for Direct Patient Care Physicians
Provides an analysis of direct patient care physicians practicing along the North Dakota border using 2011 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Date: 04/2015
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Rural Adults’ Perspectives on School Food in a North Carolina County
Describes parents' and school staff's perceptions of school food in four rural North Carolina elementary schools, and their views about potential changes designed to enhance appeal of school meals containing more fruits and vegetables.
Author(s): Jayne K. Jeffries, Linden M. Thayer, Heidi Hennink-Kaminski, Seth M. Noar
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 04/2015
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Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border
Provides information on demographics, infrastructure, housing, economic opportunity, education, and health in the six Texas counties with the highest concentration of colonias: El Paso, Maverick, Webb, Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron. Offers examples of programs underway that are addressing these issues. Includes data for the colonias compared to Texas and the U.S. as a whole.
Author(s): Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Date: 04/2015
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Availability of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
Provides an analysis of the availability of direct patient care physicians in North Dakota by rural/urban status, location of medical school and residency, gender and age using 2013 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Date: 04/2015
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Investing in America's Health: A State-by-State Look at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts
Provides state-by-state information on public health funding. Includes information on funding provided to the states by the federal government, as well as state public health budgets.
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
Date: 04/2015
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Lack of Healthy Food Options on Children's Menus of Restaurants in the Health-Disparate Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina, 2013
Community-based participatory research study describing the quality of food on children's menus in 137 restaurants located in three predominantly rural counties in Virginia and North Carolina, areas with high rates of diabetes and obesity among adults. Looked at healthy eating options for rural compared to urban locations and for areas that are predominantly black, white, and mixed race.
Author(s): Jennie L. Hill, Nicole C. Olive, Clarice N. Waters, Paul A. Estabrooks, Wen You, Jamie M. Zoellner
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 03/2015
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Modern Era Medicaid: Findings from a 50-State Survey Of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, And Cost-sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP as of January 2015
Results of an annual 50-state survey of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility, enrollment, renewal, and cost-sharing policies. Provides a snapshot of state Medicaid and CHIP policies in place one year into the post-Affordable Care Act era.
Author(s): Tricia Brooks, Joe Touschner, Samantha Artiga, Jessica Stephens, Alexandra Gates
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Date: 01/2015
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Farmworkers' Health Fact Sheet: Data from the National Agricultural Workers Survey
Provides 2011-2012 statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's National Agricultural Workers Survey regarding the health of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Includes information on basic demographics, health history, occupational hazards, and access to healthcare.
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
Date: 01/2015
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CPC Practice Spotlights
A collection of short features on primary care practices participating in the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, a multi-payer initiative offering population-based care management fees and shared savings opportunities to participating practices. Includes examples of participating practices that serve rural areas.
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Date: 01/2015
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Development of a Nationally Representative Built Environment Measure of Access to Exercise Opportunities
Describes the development of a county-level measure of residents' access to physical exercise opportunities, based on proximity to parks and recreational facilities. This measure is used in County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Includes a national map showing county-level access to adequate exercise options.
Author(s): Anne M. Roubal, Amanda Jovaag, Hyojun Park, Keith P. Gennuso
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 01/2015
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LSC Agricultural Worker Population Estimate Update
Identifies the population of agricultural workers and their dependents, and provides an estimate of the size and distribution of this population to be used as a basis for allocating resources supported by federal programs targeting farmworkers, including health and human services programs.
Sponsoring organization: Legal Services Corporation
Date: 01/2015
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A Program of Nursing Research in a Rural Setting
Overview of a 20-year period of nursing research program focused on rural complementary and alternative therapies and health literacy related to these types of treatment. Describes the experience of conducting research in a setting with limited funding and research resources and across a large geographic region.
Author(s): Clarann Weinert, Elizabeth Nichols, Jean Shreffler-Grant
Location: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 100-116
Date: 2015
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Do Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors Differ By Rural Classification in Women Who Enroll in a Weight Loss Intervention?
Study describing the cardiovascular risk factors of rural overweight and obese women and examining whether there are differences in these factors for those living in large rural versus small/isolated rural areas. Risk factors covered include cholesterol, diabetes, physical activity, smoking, blood pressure, and weight. Also includes demographic information.
Author(s): Dieu-My Thi Tran, Carol H Pullen, Lani M. Zimmerman, Patricia A Hageman
Location: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 42-59
Date: 2015
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Evaluating Long-Term Care Options for South Dakota: Update
Discusses South Dakota's long-term care (LTC) services, including nursing homes, assisted living, home health, and home and community-based services (HCBS). Includes data on the elderly and disabled population and projected future demand for LTC services. Provides county-level maps on the availability of LTC services.
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Social Services
Date: 2015
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Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease and High Blood Pressure Among Adults in Rural Underserved Communities
Reports results of a study in 3 southern Georgia counties related to the incidence of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Provides data by race, gender, marital status, income, and educational attainment.
Author(s): William A Amponsah, Marian M Tabi, Godfrey A Gibbison
Location: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 185-208
Date: 2015
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Rural Older Adult Readiness to Adopt Mobile Health Technology: A Descriptive Study
Reports on a study of 30 older adults in northern California regarding their comfort level and interest in using mobile health technology (mHealth). Identifies concerns rural seniors have related to use of mobile health technology. Also provides an overview of remote health monitoring technology and its potential for meeting rural healthcare needs.
Author(s): Anita Depatie, Jeri L. Bigbee
Location: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 150-184
Date: 2015
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Reappraising an Innovation in Rural Nursing Education 1984-Present
Overview of the Glenville State College (GSC) / West Virginia University (WVU) Joint Nursing Program, which was established in 1984 with the goal of preparing nurses to work in rural West Virginia. Discusses the outcomes of the program and how it has changed over time.
Author(s): Alison Schell Witte
Location: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 2-3
Date: 2015
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Oral Health Care Access in New Hampshire
Illustrates the current state of oral health care in the State of New Hampshire. Provides discussion on the barriers to accessing to oral health care and the availability of dental care providers in rural areas and underserved populations.
Author(s): Eleanor M. Jaffee, Joan C. Widmer, Lisa I. Speropolous
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
Date: 2015
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Depression and Smoking in the Pregnant Rural Population: A Literature Review
Describes a review of the nursing and psychology literature to determine the state of knowledge related to depression in the rural pregnant smoker population.
Author(s): Joyce Marie Rhodes-Keefe
Location: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 60-73
Date: 2015
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USDA Rural Development 2014 Progress Report
Highlights the investments USDA Rural Development has made to promote community and economic development including the support for healthcare facilities and the support for projects that impact the health and safety of rural Americans. Provides state-by-state statistics on the total amount of funding for each of the USDA-RD programs. Includes information on USDA-RD funding for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Western Pacific.
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
Date: 2015
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Reducing Barriers to Healthcare for Rural Homeless Individuals and Families: Experiences of Community Health Nursing Students
Overview of a service learning experience for community health nursing students, who provided a one-day prevention and health promotion event for rural homeless individuals and families. Describes the student outcomes from the event.
Author(s): Linda Garner
Location: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1), 4-6
Date: 2015
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Coverage Rates Stabilize for Children’s Health Insurance
Estimates children's health insurance coverage rates in the United States from 2008-2013 analyzed by geography and type of coverage. Provides graphs and statistics on rates of insurance coverage among children by rural, suburban and central city.
Author(s): Michael Staley
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
Date: 2015
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Missouri’s Social Work Workforce - 2015
Overview of the social work workforce in Missouri, including information by specialty. Provides county-level data on social workers and rural-urban comparisons related to access to social workers and average income.
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Date: 2015
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Child Protective Services May Link Families to Needed Income Supports
Examines families' receipt of income support immediately following and 18 months after a child maltreatment report. Provides information on receipt of income supports for rural compared to urban areas. Also provides information on families' self-assessment of how they were doing financially, by urban and rural location. Discusses the impact of poverty on parent-child interactions.
Author(s): Wendy A. Walsh, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
Date: 2015
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Cost-Effective Strategies for Rural Community Outreach, Hawaii, 2010–2011
Compares the cost-effectiveness of three recruitment strategies designed to maximize attendance by older adults and their caregivers at classes on chronic disease medication safety in the three rural counties of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii.
Author(s): Karen L. Pellegrin, Anna Barbato, R. Scott Holuby, Anita E. Ciarleglio, Ronald Taniguchi
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 11
Date: 12/2014
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Cancer Disparities Among Alaska Native People, 1970–2011
Examines cancer incidence and mortality data for Alaska Native (AN) people in different categories and varying year ranges from 1970 through 2011, and compares cancer rates for AN people and U.S. whites. Shows that cancer mortality rates among AN people exceeded rates among whites for all cancers combined, for cancers of the lung, stomach, pancreas, kidney, and cervix, and for colorectal cancer.
Author(s): Janet J. Kelly, Anne P. Lanier, Teresa Schade, Jennifer Brantley, B. Michael Starkey
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 11
Date: 12/2014
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Integrating Safety in the Rural Transportation Planning Process
Provides techniques for integrating safety into the planning and program process at the local and state level to assure rural roads are safe and accessible for a variety of multimodal needs including emergency medical services, and use by fire departments and law enforcement.
Author(s): Nicole Waldheim, Susan Herbel, Ph.D., Carrie Kissel
Sponsoring organization: Federal Transit Administration
Date: 11/2014
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Using a Participatory Research Approach in a School-Based Physical Activity Intervention to Prevent Diabetes in the Hualapai Indian Community, Arizona, 2002-2006
Results of a quantitative study in which 71 Native American youth in grades 3-8 participated in twice-weekly physical activity classes designed to reduce diabetes risk factors. Researchers compared participants' blood glucose levels and Body Mass Indexes at the beginning of the study with the same measures taken at the conclusion.
Author(s): Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Michelle Gamber, Helen Watahomigie, T. J. Siyuja Jr, Laurie Crozier, Sandra L. Irwin
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 11
Date: 09/2014
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Using Community Advisory Boards to Reduce Environmental Barriers to Health in American Indian Communities, Wisconsin, 2007-2012
Describes a project in which community advisory boards (CABs) were established by residents of the Menominee, Lac du Flambeau, and Bad River rural tribal communities and university partners, for the purpose of eliminating barriers to healthy nutrition and physical activity and fostering improvement in overall community health.
Author(s): Alexandra K. Adams, Jamie R. Scott, Ron Prince, Amy Williamson
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 11
Date: 09/2014
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