Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook
Provides key data on the demographic and economic
characteristics of the Southern population as well as their
health status, health insurance coverage, and access to
care. Covers data on citizenship status, age, urban-rural
composition, and income of residents in the South. Offers
data on the number of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally
Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the South.
Author(s): Jessica Stephens, Alexandra Gates, Vann Newkirk, Laura Snyder Date: 04/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: KFF view details
Reducing Rural Suicide
Describes the efforts of psychologists searching for
innovative ways to reach out to people in isolated
communities. Includes a specific focus on Native American
and veteran populations to address stigma and access to care,
and create a preventive environment.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Clay Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 45(4), 36 Date: 04/2014 Type: Document view details
Health Care for Rural Veterans: The Example of Federally Qualified Health Centers
Reports that among veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, 41% reside in rural or highly rural communities. Discusses access to healthcare for rural veterans, policy considerations to encourage improved collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and highlights how FQHCs can provide healthcare services to veterans.
Author(s): Elayne J. Heisler, Sidath Viranga Panangala, Erin Bagalman Date: 04/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
A Survey of Barriers to Screening for Oral Cancer among Rural Black Americans
Identifies barriers to receiving preventive oral cancer
screenings for African Americans living in rural Florida.
Includes data on education level, insurance, knowledge of
oral cancer, and previous oral cancer screening by sex.
Covers barriers by knowledge, social attention, and
resources such as transportation, convenience, and cost.
Author(s): James A. Shepperd, Jennifer L. Howell, Henrietta Logan Citation: Psycho-Oncology, 23(3), 276-282 Date: 03/2014 Type: Document view details
Barriers to Primary Care Physicians Prescribing Buprenorphine
Reports on a study of physicians in the State of Washington who participated in a Rural Opioid Addiction Management Project on the use of buprenorphine-naloxone in the treatment of opioid use disorders. Study determined the percentage of physicians who prescribed this treatment, the characteristics associated with the prescribing physicians, the number of patients treated, and the barriers found when integrating this treatment into their outreach practice.
Author(s): Eliza Hutchinson, Mary Catlin, C. Holly A. Andrilla, et al. Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 12(2), 128-133 Date: 03/2014 Type: Document view details
Broadband Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities in Rural America
Slides presented at the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) Rural Broadband Workshop in March of 2014 describing
the characteristics, demographics, opportunities, and
challenges affecting rural America's broadband needs.
Author(s): Chuck Fluharty Date: 03/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute view details