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 view details
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
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details