Health Disparities: Closing the Gaps Using Faith-Based Institutions
Explores the role of religious institutions in rural communities, particularly related to promoting and enhancing health and wellness activities. Discusses barriers and concerns to utilizing faith-based institutions, provides program examples, and makes policy recommendations for improving current and future relationships. Also addresses the implications of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and concerns around protected health information in the faith-based setting.
Dallas Martin, Joy Williams, Patricia Crawford, Nikki King
National Rural Health Association
Access · Community and faith-based initiatives · Health disparities · Patient privacy · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention