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Rural Health
Resources by State: South Carolina

Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina Adults
Poster presentation examining adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults by rural versus urban residence, adult physical and mental health status, and alcohol use. Includes statistics on ACE exposure by poor physical health, mental distress, and gender. Covers public policy and program applications.
Author(s): Elizabeth Radcliff, Elizabeth Crouch, Melissa Strompolis
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan
Describes South Carolina's plan to improve rural health outcomes, including 5 areas of focus, 15 recommendations, and 50+ action steps, intended to spur progress over the following 3-5 years. Focus areas include access to care, community assets leadership and engagement (CALE), economic development, education, and housing.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Rural-Urban Differences in Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Among South Carolina Adults
Poster presentation looking at adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) between rural and urban children and parents/families. Examines predictors of ACEs among South Carolina residents and if differences exist in the types and quantity of ACEs in South Carolina residents based on rurality.
Author(s): Elizabeth Radcliff, Elizabeth Crouch, Melissa Strompolis
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Practice Characteristics of the Established Physician Workforce in South Carolina: 2009-2015
Examines how South Carolina physicians' employment status, practice settings, number of hours worked weekly, and number of practice sites changed from 2009 to 2015, based on data supplied by physicians when renewing their licenses. Features statistics with breakdowns including counts for Federally Qualified Health Centers or rural clinics and percentages of growth.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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An Assessment of Mobile and Portable Dentistry Programs to Improve Population Oral Health
Describes configurations of portable and mobile dental programs including models and applications, discusses targeted populations, details variations in regulations by state, and examines outcomes of preventive interventions in underserved areas. Includes case studies of 7 programs initiated to improve access in underserved populations or in rural areas.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Rachel Carter, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Presents mortality data on overdoses, suicides, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64, from the 2015 Multiple Cause of Death database. Features statistics with breakdowns by region, Appalachian state, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Topher Hoffmann
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Health Disparities in Appalachia
Measures population health in Appalachia and explores disparities within the region and between Appalachia and the country as a whole. Features statistics on mortality, morbidity, behavioral health, child health, community characteristics, lifestyle, healthcare systems, quality of care, and social determinants, with breakdowns between urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Julie L. Marshall, Logan Thomas, Nancy M. Lane, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, PDA, Inc.
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Improving Rural Oral Health: Six States’ Response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework
Findings brief describing how Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services' 2014-2017 goals for advancing oral health in America, with emphasis on programs available to children. Features statistics including number of dental insurance companies, number of public health dental clinics or Federally Qualified Health Centers providing oral health services, and number of full-time and part-time dentists and dental hygienists at these facilities in each of the six states.
Author(s): Amy B. Martin, Janice C. Probst, Karen M. Jones
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Changes in the Physician Workforce in South Carolina: 2009-2015
Summarizes changes in South Carolina's physician workforce, based on data the physicians provided when renewing their licenses in 2009 and 2015. Features statistics including numbers of physicians with breakdowns by specialties, geographic region, and metropolitan, micropolitan, or rural location, as well as gains and losses in rural areas.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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MORE Care: Narrowing the Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Care Gap
Presents an integrated healthcare model that connects oral health to primary care Rural Health Clinics (RHC). Discusses challenges and strategies in implementing oral health interprofessional practice (IPP), such as developing dental referral networks and ensuring access to health information technology, among others. Details the collaboration between the State Offices of Rural Health in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Colorado with the DentaQuest Institute and the Medical University of South Carolina.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Sean G. Boynes, Lisa Davis, Graham Adams, Michelle Mills, Mark Deutchman
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: DentaQuest Institute
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