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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

Mental Health and Aging Initiative: Intervention Component Effects
Evaluates the Mental Healthiness and Aging Initiative (MHAI) intervention in rural Kentucky and finds that it is feasible and has increased awareness and knowledge about mental health and substance abuse and aging.
Author(s): Faika Zanjani, Tracy Davis, Tina Kruger, Deborah Murray
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(4), 2154
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Role of International Medical Graduates in Kentucky Medicine: Implications for Workforce Planning and Medical Education
Describes the impact foreign medical graduates have on physician workforce Kentucky in 2012. Examines whether foreign medical graduates assist the state with the physician workforce shortage in rural areas.
Author(s): Amanda L. Faulkner, Emery A. Wilson, Elmer T. Whitler, Linda M. Asher
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Kentucky State Office of Rural Health, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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Physical Victimization of Rural Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users
Evaluates the association between stimulant use of cocaine and/or methamphetamines and violence occurring among rural substance abuse users in eastern Arkansas, western Kentucky, and western Ohio.
Author(s): Teresa L. Kramer, Tyrone F. Borders, Shanti Tripathi, et al.
Citation: Violence and Victims, 27(1), 109-124
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
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Local Programs Help Patients Navigate Medical Care
A look at patient navigator programs in four states: a statewide program in Georgia, a program in Kentucky for cervical cancer patients, a promotores program in Texas for chronic conditions, and a coordinated care program for cancer patients in Vermont.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Stimulant Use Trajectories and the Longitudinal Risk of Heavy Drinking: Findings From a Rural Population-Based Study
Examines the longitudinal relationships between heavy drinking days and dormant sequences of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine use among rural residents. Study participants were located in rural communities in Ohio, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: Addictive Behaviors, 37(3), 269-272
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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An Evidence-Based Cessation Strategy Using Rural Smokers' Experiences With Tobacco
Describes personal narratives of current and former smokers living in an economically distressed, rural area of Appalachian Kentucky to identify effective population-based strategies to reach rural smokers and motivate them to quit.
Author(s): Karen M. Butler, Susan Hedgecock, Rachael A. Record, et al.
Citation: Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(1), 31-43
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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Network Brings Better, More Efficient Care to Cardiac Patients in 68 Counties
Highlights the Saint Thomas Chest Pain Network in Tennessee and Kentucky, which is proving that moving patients into and through a system quickly and efficiently is critical to saving lives.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Formative Research Conducted in Rural Appalachia to Inform a Community Physical Activity Intervention
Describes the perceived barriers to and facilitators of physical activity in rural Appalachia. Reviews organized programs for physical activity and suggests partnerships for physical activity programming. Table 3 lists the barriers and facilitators of physical activity.
Author(s): Tina M. Kruger, Mark Swanson, Rian E. Davis, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(3), 143-151
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
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Health Care Costs and Access Disparities in Appalachia
Describes the relative availability of healthcare resources, level of health insurance coverage, and cost of providing health services in the Appalachian Region compared with the rest of the United States. Focus of this research is on policy making for the healthcare workforce and access to care for rural and underserved populations.
Author(s): Nancy M. Lane, Andrew Y. Lutz, Kimberly Baker, et al.
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Community Strategies to Address Cancer Disparities in Appalachian Kentucky
An overview of a community-based participatory research intervention in Appalachian Kentucky to address cancer disparities, and includes discussion on the perceptions and barriers to screening. Covers strategies for working in Appalachia, rural locations, and other traditionally undeserved communities. Table 3 lists characteristics and Figure 1 is an example focus group interview guide.
Author(s): Nancy E. Schoenberg, Britteny M. Howell, Nell Fields
Citation: Family & Community Health, 35(1), 31-43
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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