Medical Education for African American Communities in the Rural South: A Focus Group Approach to Identify Fundamental Considerations
Examines the shortage of African American medical students in the rural South based on interview transcripts from rural medical educators, African American alumni, and community and institutional associates part of a rural medicine education pipeline. Includes themes such as how to define rural minority students and rural minority student recruitment and retention. Discusses collaborative strategies in rural medical education to improve healthcare disparities in shortage areas.
Author(s): John R. Wheat, Antonio J. Gardner, Laura H. Downey, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health Date: 03/2022 Type: Document view details
Uncaring Landscapes and HIV Peer Support in the Rural Southern United States
Presents oral histories of an HIV peer support group and interviews with queer-identified Black men in a rural southern area. Discusses the impact of social determinants such as racism, stigma, and social disconnection specific to this population and their related health disparities.
Author(s): Darius Scott Citation: Social Science & Medicine, 292 Date: 01/2022 Type: Document view details
The Clinical and Business Cases for Opening a Maternity Care Unit in a CAH
A case study of a rural North Carolina partnership that worked together to add a new wing for a maternity unit at a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital. Explains how the service was planned to be financially viable. Describes maternal and infant health disparities in the region and discusses how this new service will meet the needs of the population with culturally and linguistically accessible care.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
COVID-19 Vaccinations in Rural America
Provides an overview of trends in COVID-19 vaccination in rural areas. Includes charts and maps comparing vaccination rates in metropolitan and nonmetro areas, as well as COVID-19 mortality. Discusses nonmetro vaccination rates among different demographic groups.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
Civic Engagement and Civic Infrastructure to Advance Health Equity
Presents discussions from a workshop on civic engagement and civic infrastructure held by the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Topics include participation in democratic processes, civic inclusion and engagement, and the public health impacts of civic participation, including for tribal communities.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice Date: 2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Association Between Neighborhood Social Deprivation and Stage at Diagnosis among Breast Cancer Patients in South Carolina
Examines breast cancer stage at diagnosis in Black and White patients as related to the social deprivation index (SDI). Utilizes data from the South Carolina Central Cancer Registry (SCCCR) to analyze 52,803 breast cancer patients between 1996 and 2015. Includes demographic breakdowns of patient data by race, marriage status, tumor grade and year of diagnosis, SDI, living in a Healthcare Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), involvement in the Best Chance Network (BCN), and rural versus urban designation.
Author(s): Oluwole Adeyemi Babatunde, Whitney E. Zahnd, Jan M. Eberth, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), 11824 Date: 11/2021 Type: Document view details
Sociodemographic and Geographic Disparities of Prostate Cancer Treatment Delay in Tennessee: A Population-Based Study
Examines 2005-2015 Tennessee Cancer Registry data of adults with prostate cancer to determine the relationship between population characteristics and prostate cancer treatment delay. Discusses geographic residence, insurance status, and social determinants of health (SDOH) such as race, marital status, and others. An urban versus rural breakdown is included.
Author(s): Francisco A. Montiel Ishino, Emmanuel A. Odame, Kevin Villalobos Citation: American Journal of Men's Health, 15(6) Date: 11/2021 Type: Document view details