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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

On the Road Again: Rural Residents Rely on Mobile Services
Identifies services provided by a mobile clinic serving three eastern Kentucky communities with chronic physician shortages. Discusses use of telehealth technology and examines challenges in providing comprehensive services to a population with a high rate of mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease and mix of health, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Author(s): Mark Crawford
Citation: Health Progress, 91(5)
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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Prescription Opiate Misuse among Rural Stimulant Users in a Multistate Community-based Study
Investigates factors associated with prescription opiate misuse among a stimulant-using (methamphetamine and/or cocaine) population from rural counties in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Ohio. Factors examined include anxiety, chronic pain, other health issues, and other substance use.
Author(s): Jennifer R. Havens, William W. Stoops, Carl G. Leukefeld, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 35(1), 18-23
Date: 2009
Type: Document
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Developing Rural Federally Qualified Health Center and Critical Access Hospital Collaboration in Appalachia: A Demonstration Project
Examines how a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a rural hospital came together to consider mutually beneficial joint activities for the institutions and their community. Discusses lessons learned and implications for future collaborations.
Author(s): Lori Butler, Andrew Fontanez, Rosemary McKenzie, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 10/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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What Makes Rural Healthcare Work? An NRHA American Tour
Compilation of vignettes highlighting the opportunities and challenges that exists in the rural healthcare landscape. Describes examples, practices, and lessons learned from providing healthcare services in rural areas. focuses on sharing methods to improve the delivery and quality of healthcare services.
Author(s): Forrest W. Calico, Wayne Myers
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Hazard, Kentucky, September 10-12, 2000
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, Medicare reform, and home health care.
Date: 09/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Journal of Appalachian Health
Highlights issues relating to the health and wellness of rural Appalachian communities. Features peer-reviewed, open access research on health outcomes in Appalachia.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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Rural Syringe Services Program
Features links for resources related to syringe services, including recommendations and reasons for establishing a syringe service program, types of programs, and examples of successful programs. Includes information on state laws in Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia allowing the establishment of syringe services programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Harm Reduction Coalition
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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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Drug Overdose Deaths in Appalachia
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in Appalachia by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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