Keeping Rural Communities Healthy
Recognizes that keeping rural communities healthy is vital to the U.S. economy. Provides an overview of characteristics of rural populations, rural health statistics, barriers to healthcare in rural areas, economic implications of rural healthcare, and relevant policy actions to keep rural America healthy.
Author(s): U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Democratic Staff Date: 07/2014 Type: Document view details
An Interview with Leila Samy
Interview with the Rural Health IT Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Leila Samy, about her personal journey to rural health and health IT and the importance of IT in improving rural healthcare.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 02/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Addressing Rural Health Disparities Through Policy Change in the Stroke Belt
Examines the feasibility and acceptability of 24 Common
Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO)
strategies based on local culture, infrastructure, funding,
and community support by surveying and interviewing
residents from rural Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Tosha W. Smith, Linden Maya Thayer, et al. Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(6), 503-510 Date: 11/2013 Type: Document view details
Rural Natives' Perceptions of Strengths and Challenges in Their Communities
Explores how Native Americans and Alaskan Natives view the
state of their socioeconomic and environmental communities
now and for the future. Analyzes data from two sources: the
Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA) surveys
and focus groups with Native leaders in one rural state.
Author(s): Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad Date: 2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy view details
Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America
Highlights programs and policies the Obama administration implemented in rural America to support economic growth and job creation, including programs that supported the healthcare sector. Discusses the Obama-era White House Rural Council, which was developed to accelerate the ongoing work of promoting economic growth in rural America.
Date: 08/2011 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: White House Rural Council (Obama Administration) view details