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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

Outcomes of a Preclinical Rural Medicine Elective at an Urban Medical School
Examines the effect of a rural medicine elective in Kentucky on medical students. Focuses on the impact of the program on the likelihood of those students choosing rural practice.
Author(s): William J. Crump, R. Steve Fricker, Craig H. Ziegler
Citation: Family Medicine, 42(10), 717-722
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Use in Appalachian Kentucky: A Survey of Rural Health Department Clients
Analysis of demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data from patients screened for hepatitis B and hepatitis C at four health departments in rural Kentucky in 2006-2007. Includes statistical breakdowns by sex, age group, education, employment, marital status, government assistance, insurance, and various risk factors linked to drug use and sexual activity.
Author(s): W. Jay Christian, Claudia Hopenhayn, Amy Christian, Deana McIntosh, Alvaro Koch
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(1)
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
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Trauma Network Comes to Kentucky: CHP Leader a Driving Force
Describes implementation of a rural Kentucky trauma program designed to eliminate life-threatening delays in emergency care. Discusses challenges such as scarcity of funding, physician shortages, and lack of trust among different health care entities, and details grassroots efforts to raise awareness through political action and education programs.
Author(s): Doris Gottemoeller
Citation: Health Progress, 91(5)
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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Paducah, KY, Women's Center Brings Urban Services to Rural Areas
Profiles a patient-centered women's health facility which serves a high proportion of rural clientele. Highlights the center's emphasis on comprehensive, high-quality diagnostic services and prompt treatment for all who need it, regardless of ability to pay.
Author(s): Pamela Schaeffer
Citation: Health Progress, 91(5)
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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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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University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence (RCOE)
Provides resources and support to help rural communities identify and implement evidenced based practices to reduce morbidity and mortality from substance use disorder (SUD) and synthetic opioid use. Provides technical assistance to 20 high-needs rural Appalachian counties in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medical Center
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