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Resources by State: North Carolina

Responding to One Rural Community's Primary Care Needs: Investing in Workforce and Broad Community Stakeholder Engagement
Commentary describing a model in which an academic health system in Rockingham County, North Carolina made targeted primary care investments to address rural health disparities while working to ensure sustainability within the health workforce. Examines challenges to improving rural health outcomes and offers suggestions for health systems seeking to replicate the Rockingham model.
Author(s): Sherry Hay, Emily M. Hawes, Alyssa Zamierowski, Stokes Ann Hunt, Cristen P. Page
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(6), 435-439
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Physical Activity Among Adults in Rural Western North Carolina During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines physical activity among adults in a rural area of North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analyzes 297 survey responses from August 3, 2020 through September 15, 2020 and reports on demographic characteristics of respondents, type of and reason for physical activity, and perceived barriers and benefits of physical activity.
Author(s): Wade L. Creech, Brooke C. Towner, Rebecca A. Battista
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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National Rural Health Day 2022: Dr. Roxie Wells Talks Hospital Resilience in the Face of Change
Conversation with Dr. Roxie Wells, president of Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital, on rural hospital resiliency. Describes the most pressing needs of the Hoke County, North Carolina, community; Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital's primary areas of action to address those needs; and the most significant threats the hospital faces to improve community health. Discusses how AHA has helped the hospital successfully confront these challenges.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – North Carolina Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in North Carolina in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Determining Trends and Factors Associated with Self-Reported Physical Activity among Adolescents in Rural North Carolina
Uses data from a school-based wellness intervention to evaluate demographic, environmental, and school-level factors that may impact self-reported physical activity (PA) in 7th grade students in rural, eastern North Carolina during the 2018–2019 school year. Includes statistics on self-reported days of 60 min. PA per week with breakdowns by sex, race, and weight category.
Author(s): Sina Kazemzadeh, Chloe E. Opper, Xiangming, Suzanne Lazorick
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11417
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 09/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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County-Level Sociodemographic Factors Associated with COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in North and South Carolina
Explores associations of county-level characteristics with COVID-19 outcomes within North Carolina and South Carolina during the first 7 months of the pandemic. Features statistics including incidence and mortality rates, with breakdowns by rural and nonrural areas.
Author(s): Nicole Kniep, Thelma Achidi, Christy Flynn, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(5), 366-374
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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North Carolina State Designated Rural Health Centers: SFY 2023
North Carolina map showing Rural Health Center site county coverage and locations of the 18 state designated Rural Health Center sites.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Farm Dinner Theater: Farmers Helping Farmers
Video highlighting a Cooperative Extension-led program where community members take part in dinner theater productions that focus on issues related to farm health.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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