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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

Rural Medicine Realities: The Impact of Immersion on Urban-Based Medical Students
Results of a study conducted in 2017 at the University of Louisville School of Medicine Trover (ULTC) rural campus, to determine how a rural-based 8-week surgical clerkship during the third year of medical school affected students’ views on rural living and practice.
Author(s): Allison M. Crump, Karie Jeter, Samantha Mullins, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 35(1), 42-48
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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Community-Wide Efforts to Improve the Consumer Food Environment and Physical Activity Resources in Rural Kentucky
Highlights the efforts of a community project in Kentucky to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities to be physically active. Details the project's work with grocery store managers to increase the availability of healthy food and with community members to develop and improve physical activity resources.
Author(s): Alison Gustafson, Margaret McGladrey,Tammy Stephenson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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Evaluating a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in Rural Kentucky
Reports on an evaluation of an adapted, shorter "Reducing the Risk" teen pregnancy prevention curriculum delivered in rural Kentucky high schools by local health departments. Evaluated student outcomes using survey data one year and two years after the programs were delivered.
Author(s): Brian Goesling, Joanne Lee, Robert G. Wood, Susan Zief
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Some Do’s and Don’ts for Health Providers
Discusses the role rural healthcare providers can play in screening for and helping address domestic violence (DV) and interpersonal violence (IPV). Features a Kentucky physician assistant educator, universal screening at an Oregon Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and insights from a Missouri orthopedic trauma surgeon and a national DV/IPV technical assistance provider.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Making the EHR Work: Rural Healthcare Organizations Use Data Extraction to Improve Patient Care
Discusses how rural organizations can use their electronic health record (EHR) data to address population health. Features data analytics programs at the White House Clinics in rural Appalachian Kentucky and Harris Regional Hospital in western North Carolina. Also discusses preparation of the rural health information technology (HIT) workforce.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Opioid Program Funds Care Coordination Efforts for Recovery
Highlights programs funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy that provide opioid treatment and recovery care coordination. An Ohio program uses care coordination in an existing syringe exchange program and county family drug court, a Kentucky program focuses on helping prisoners, and a Montana program reaches new and expectant mothers.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Identifying Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Statistical Analysis
Describes analysis used in assessing how Appalachia's 420 counties scored in 19 health indicators, and identifies counties with health outcomes that were better than expected. Features statistics and county-level maps showing economic status. Second in a series of reports exploring health issues in Appalachia.
Author(s): G. Mark Holmes, Nancy M. Lane, William Holding, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, PDA, Inc., The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Exploring Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Case Studies
In-depth studies of 10 Appalachian counties with health outcomes that are better than expected, given their characteristics and resources. Identifies actions these areas are taking to improve health and well-being. Features statistics including demographics and health-related data, and maps showing economic status of Appalachian counties. Third in a series of reports exploring health issues in Appalachia.
Author(s): Nancy M. Lane, G. Mark Holmes, Thomas A. Arcury, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Burness, PDA, Inc., The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Network Spotlight: Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization
Highlights an interview with Scott Lilley, the Executive Director of the Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO). Describes the development of NeKY RHIO and their work to improve health and safety through the use of health information technology (HIT). Covers the advantages and challenges of working in a rural area, current initiatives, steps taken to address network sustainability, and advice to those developing a rural health network.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Kentucky
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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