Capacity of Rural Counties to Address an HIV or Hepatitis C Outbreak
Examines data from 20 states potentially at risk of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) outbreak to determine which services local health departments (LHDs) provide to help identify or address HIV or HCV. Examples of relevant services include HIV testing, substance use services, and infectious disease surveillance, among others. Includes rural/urban differences in LHD services and staff, LHD partnerships and collaboration, and demographic characteristics of at-risk counties.
Jennifer Lenardson, Jaclyn Janis, Amanda Burgess, et al.
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Access · Emergency preparedness and response · HIV and AIDS · Infectious diseases · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention