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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

HIV Testing in 50 Local Jurisdictions Accounting for the Majority of New HIV Diagnoses and Seven States with Disproportionate Occurrence of HIV in Rural Areas, 2016–2017
Reports on HIV testing in 50 local jurisdictions where most new diagnoses of HIV infection in 2016 and 2017 were found and in seven states with high rural rates of HIV. Includes rural-urban data on HIV testing for Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Kevin P. Delaney, John T. Brooks, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(25), 561-567
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Kentucky Community Fights Back against Cardiovascular Disease
Results of a study conducted in Appalachian Kentucky, exploring a program in which community health workers helped promote healthy eating, physical activity, stress reduction, and other activities to manage risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Breathless and Betrayed: What is MSHA Doing to Protect Miners from the Resurgence of Black Lung Disease?
Provides a U.S. House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing on the increase in lung disease among coal miners, particularly in the Appalachian states of Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia, and what the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) should do about it. Addresses the history of black lung in the U.S., black lung statistics, the impact of quartz exposure and ways to reduce it, and the finances of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. Includes testimony from the Government Accountability Office, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, United Mine Workers of America, University of Illinois School of Public Health, and others.
Additional links: Cecil Roberts, John Howard Testimony, Robert Cohen Testimony
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Chartbook
Presents data form the American Community Survey for Appalachia from 2013-2017. Details data pertaining to health insurance coverage, transportation, and internet access, among other measures.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Resilient Rural America: Southeast Kentucky
Series of articles about the challenges of life in rural southeast Kentucky. Includes discussion of Mountain Moms, an Appalachian Kentucky support group for low-income women who have experienced domestic violence. Part of the Resilient Rural America series.
Author(s): Blake Tommey
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Baptist News Global
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The Cost of Implementing a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in High School Health Classes
Examines estimated costs for implementing an adapted version of the "Reducing the Risk" curriculum in rural Kentucky high schools during the 2013-2014 school year. Also compares these costs with those of 9 other federally-funded evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Association Among County-Level Economic Factors, Clinician Supply, Metropolitan or Rural Location, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Highlights a study on demographic factors that correlate with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Looks at a county's economic factors, rural status, and clinician supply in 8 different states.
Author(s): Stephen W. Patrick, Laura J. Faherty, Andrew W. Dick, et al.
Citation: JAMA, 321(4), 385-393
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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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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Williamson Health and Wellness Center (WHWC): Community Health Worker Care Coordination Program, West Virginia
Brief overview of a care coordination program using a team of community health workers, a registered nurse, and a nurse practitioner. Discusses the program's sustainability efforts, as well as key takeaways about the program. The program was funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018 and received additional philanthropic funding through a public-private partnership.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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