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Resources by State: Florida

Perceptions of Oral Health, Preventive Care, and Care-Seeking Behaviors Among Rural Adolescents
Examines how rural minority and low income adolescents, ages 12 to 18, from Medically Underserved and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Florida perceive oral health and seek dental care in order to identify barriers in accessing dental health services. Discusses the option of providing oral health services within a school-based health center.
Author(s): Virginia J. Dodd, Henrietta Logan, Cameron D. Brown, et al.
Citation: Journal of School Health, 84(12), 802-809
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
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Occupational Risks and Pregnancy and Infant Health Outcomes in Florida Farmworkers
Presents the results of a community-based participatory research study of female farmworkers in Central Florida on workplace conditions and behaviors, and maternal, pregnancy, and infant health outcomes.
Author(s): Jennifer Runkle, Joan Flocks, Jeannie Economos, J. Antonio Tovar-Aguilar, Linda McCauley
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(8), 7820–7840
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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Diabetes Management in Rural Areas Takes Holistic, Community Approaches
Programs in Florida and Kentucky are helping diabetic patients better manage their health, and promoting community awareness of the disease.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Association Between Managed Care Enrollments and Potentially Preventable Hospitalization among Adult Medicaid Recipients in Florida
Examines the spillover effect of Medicaid managed care into Medicaid patients in traditional fee-for-service plans. Analyzes the interaction on the preventable hospitalizations in both rural and urban settings at the patient and county levels.
Author(s): Jungwon Park, Keon-Hyung Lee
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 14, 247
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
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Late HIV Diagnosis: Differences by Rural/Urban Residence, Florida, 2007–2011
Discusses the demographics, socioeconomics, and the availability of healthcare resources linked with a late diagnosis of HIV in rural and urban regions of Florida.
Author(s): Mary Jo Trepka, Kristopher P. Fennie, Diana M. Sheehan, et al.
Citation: AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 28(4), 188-197
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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A Survey of Barriers to Screening for Oral Cancer among Rural Black Americans
Identifies barriers to receiving preventive oral cancer screenings for African Americans living in rural Florida. Includes data on education level, insurance, knowledge of oral cancer, and previous oral cancer screening by sex. Covers barriers related to knowledge, social attention, and resources such as transportation, convenience, and cost.
Author(s): James A. Shepperd, Jennifer L. Howell, Henrietta Logan
Citation: Psycho-Oncology, 23(3), 276-282
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
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Rural AIDS Diagnoses in Florida: Changing Demographics and Factors Associated With Survival
Reports on a study comparing demographic characteristics of rural and urban Floridians diagnosed with AIDS from 1993-2007. Looks at age, race, and mode of transmission, as well as other factors. Compares survival rates of rural and urban populations.
Author(s): Mary Jo Trepka, Theophile Niyonsenga, Lorene M. Maddox, Spencer Lieb
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 266-280
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Disparities in Knowledge of Mouth or Throat Cancer Among Rural Floridians
Describes a study based on interviews from 2009-2010 with rural Floridians about their knowledge of mouth and throat cancer (MTC), including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and about MTC generally. Resulting data is broken down by race, gender, and educational attainment, among others.
Author(s): Joseph L. Riley, III, Elizabeth A. Pomery, Virginia J. Dodd, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 294-303
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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The Community-Based Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention for Rural Preschools (CHIRP) Study: Design and Methods
Explores the design and methods for Community-based Healthy-lifestyle Interventions for Rural Preschools (CHIRP), a study in rural Florida. CHIRP assesses the effects of a behavioral family weight management intervention for overweight young children and their parents. Table 2 lists the CHIRP study schedule of behavioral family intervention session topics.
Author(s): David M. Janicke, Crystal S. Lim, Anne E. Mathews, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34(2), 187-195
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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Measuring Socioeconomic Inequality in the Incidence of AIDS: Rural-urban Considerations
Presents a study on the role socioeconomic status (SES) as a risk factor in the incidence of HIV/AIDS. Compares data from rural and urban areas of Florida. Discusses SES indicators factored into the study, such as poverty status, access to a car, and unemployment, among others.
Author(s): Theophile Niyonsenga, Mary Jo Trepka, Spencer Lieb, Lorene M. Maddox
Citation: AIDS and Behavior, 17(2), 700-709
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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