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Resources by State: North Carolina

Helping Primary Care Practices Attain Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Through Collaboration With a University
Evaluates a model supporting rural primary care practices during their development to achieve recognition as a National Center for Quality Assurance patient-centered medical home (PCMH). This model was a collaboration between Community Care of North Carolina and Appalachian State University's College of Health Sciences where undergraduate healthcare management and preprofessional students were guided by the PCMH team to work directly with the practices.
Author(s): Sandi J. Lane, R.W. "Chip" Watkins
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 26(6), 784-786
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Testing to Prevent Colon Cancer: Results from a Rural Community Intervention
Examines the use of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) to learn about how vulnerable individuals, with public or no insurance and low-incomes, in rural North Carolina value different aspects of colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings. Includes statistics on DCE participants, such as race/ethnicity, education, income, employment, insurance, assistance needed with written materials, and agreement on CRC screening attributes.
Author(s): John M. Westfall, Linda Zittleman, Christin Sutter, et al.
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 11(6), 500-507
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Case Studies of Regional Extension Centers Serving Rural Practices: North Carolina
Presents a case study focusing on the North Carolina Health Information Technology (HIT) Regional Extension Center (REC) and its experience working with rural physician practices in the state.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice, Alex McEllistrem-Evenson
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Pesticide Exposure and Self-Reported Incident Depression Among Wives in the Agricultural Health Study
Examines pesticide exposure data among farmers' wives living in rural Iowa and North Carolina. Determines if associations between pesticide exposure and depression exist.
Author(s): John D. Beard, Jane A. Hoppin, Marie Richards, et al.
Citation: Environmental Research, 126, 31-42
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Relationships of Race and Socioeconomic Status to Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in Rural African American and Non-Hispanic White Women
Highlights a study of postpartum depression (PPD) in rural women from eastern North Carolina and the potential role of race in the severity of symptoms. Focuses specifically on the experiences of rural African American and non-Hispanic White women. Controls for subjective socioeconomic status.
Author(s): Christyn L. Dolbier, Taylor E. Rush, Latoya S. Sahadeo, Michele L. Shaffer, John Thorp
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(7), 1277-1287
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina: Engaging Stakeholders for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative, Part 2
Examines the feasibility of increasing access to healthy foods available in corner stores by engaging corner store owners and customers in a formative evaluation to gather information to be used in the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative. Includes shopping pattern and characteristic data on 179 rural food desert and urban nonfood desert customers in 9 corner stores in North Carolina.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Karamie R. Bringolf, Cameron L. Lloyd, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina: Assessing the Rural Food Environment, Part 1
Describes a consumer food environment in rural eastern North Carolina to guide planning and implementation of a Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative to open a health corner store. Discusses lessons learned and provides nutrition environment comparison data for a rural food desert store versus urban nonfood desert store.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Karamie R. Bringolf, Katherine K. Lawton, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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A Longitudinal Examination of Psychological, Behavioral, Academic, and Relationship Consequences of Dating Abuse Victimization Among a Primarily Rural Sample of Adolescents
A longitudinal study to examine the effects of psychological and physical dating abuse victimization on youth in grades 8 to 12, conducted in two rural North Carolina counties.
Author(s): Vangie Ann Foshee, Heath Luz McNaughton Reyes, Nisha C. Gottfredson, Ling-Yin Chang, Susan T. Ennett
Citation: Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(6), 723-9
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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Randomized Controlled Trial Targeting Obesity-Related Behaviors: Better Together Healthy Caswell County
Details a study utilizing community-based participatory research principles to determine the effectiveness of providing access to group fitness classes twice a week, with and without weekly nutrition and physical activity education sessions in rural North Carolina.
Author(s): Jamie Zoellner, Jennie L. Hill, Karissa Grier, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Obstetric Services and Quality Among Critical Access, Rural, and Urban Hospitals in Nine States
Compares the characteristics and quality of obstetric care in Critical Access Hospitals, other rural hospitals, and their urban counterparts. Addresses the number of births, age and insurance status of mother, clinical conditions presented, and more.
Author(s): Katy Kozhimannil, Peiyin Hung, Maeve McClellan, et al.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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