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Resources by State: Iowa

Pesticide Exposure and Self-Reported Incident Depression Among Wives in the Agricultural Health Study
Examines pesticide exposure data among farmers' wives living in rural Iowa and North Carolina. Determines if associations between pesticide exposure and depression exist.
Author(s): John D. Beard, Jane A. Hoppin, Marie Richards, et al.
Citation: Environmental Research, 126, 31-42
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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The Influence of Visiting Consultant Clinics on Measures of Access to Cancer Care: Evidence from the State of Iowa
Reports on a study measuring the impact of visiting consultant clinics (VCC) and geographic access to specialized healthcare for cancer patients in rural areas. Includes descriptive statistics and tables on VCCs and travel times.
Author(s): Roger Tracy, Inwoo Nam, Thomas S Gruca
Citation: Health Services Research, 48(5), 1719-1729
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Telehealth Collaborative Care Program for Persons With HIV Infection in a Rural Setting
Discusses the feasibility of telehealth collaborative care (TCC), based on a study in which 32 veterans with HIV were treated through TCC in rural areas of Iowa and Illinois.
Author(s): Michael Ohl, Dena Dillon, Jane Moeckli, et al.
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(9), 1165-1173
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Effects of PROSPER on the Influence Potential of Prosocial Versus Antisocial Youth in Adolescent Friendship Networks
Examines whether PROSPER, an evidence-based intervention, affects adolescent friendship networks with the goal of reducing peer influence toward antisocial behavior in 14 rural and small town school districts in Iowa and Pennsylvania. Discusses using social networks to address problem behaviors and potential implications to reduce peer influence encouraging problem behaviors, such as substance use and delinquency.
Author(s): D. Wayne Osgood, Mark E. Feinberg, Scott D. Gest, et al
Citation: Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(2), 174-179
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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Causes and Consequences of Rural Pharmacy Closures: A Multi-Case Study
Identifies factors that contributed to the closing of 6 rural pharmacies in different states. Describes how the affected communities adapted to losing locally based services.
Author(s): Kelli Todd, Katie Westfall, Bill Doucette, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Obstetric Services and Quality Among Critical Access, Rural, and Urban Hospitals in Nine States
Compares the characteristics and quality of obstetric care in Critical Access Hospitals, other rural hospitals, and their urban counterparts. Addresses the number of births, age and insurance status of mother, clinical conditions presented, and more.
Author(s): Katy Kozhimannil, Peiyin Hung, Maeve McClellan, et al.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Longitudinal Effects of Universal Preventive Intervention on Prescription Drug Misuse: Three Randomized Controlled Trials With Late Adolescents and Young Adults
Examines the results of 3 randomized controlled trials evaluating prescription drug misuse preventive interventions implemented in middle schools located in rural Pennsylvania and Iowa. The 3 studies included the Iowa Strengthening Families Program (ISFP), a revised ISFP - Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10–14 including school-based Life Skills training (SFP 10–14 + LST), and a Strengthening Families Program with school-based interventions (SFP 10–14). Discusses the benefits for public health impact by reducing prescription drug misuse among adolescents and young adults.
Author(s): Richard Spoth, Linda Trudeau, Chungyeol Shin, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health,103(4), 665-672.
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
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Geographic Accessibility and Utilization of Orthodontic Services among Medicaid Children and Adolescents
Reports the rates of Iowa children and adolescents receiving Medicaid-funded orthodontia services. Identifies geographic barriers to care and factors associated with utilization. Figure 1 illustrates the orthodontic dental service areas (DSAs) and Table 3 provides descriptive characteristics of orthodontic DSAs.
Author(s): Susan C. McKernan, Raymond A. Kuthy, Elizabeth T. Momany, et al.
Citation: Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 73(1), 56-64
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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The Lodge Project: A Permanent Housing Model for Homeless Veterans
Describes a collaboration by the Iowa City VA Health Care System and the Iowa City homeless shelter to identify local needs and potential solutions for homeless veterans and outreach to rural veterans.
Author(s): Margaret Cretzmeyer, Charles Bermingham, Jane Moeckli, William Ming Liu
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Telehealth Collaborative Care Program for Persons with HIV Infection in Rural Settings
Discusses the findings of the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System's implementation of a telehealth collaborative care program for veterans with HIV living in rural parts of Iowa and Illinois.
Author(s): Michael Ohl, Dena Dillon, Jane Moeckli, et al.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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