Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives
Peer Support Intervention Improves Pain-Related Outcomes Among Rural Adults With Diabetes and Chronic Pain at 12-Month Follow-Up
Reports on a study of an Alabama community-based cognitive behavioral training intervention on pain self-efficacy, pain intensity, and pain-related functional limitations, targeted specifically to rural low-income African American adults with diabetes. Features demographics and statistics on changes in control-intervention differences from baseline to 3-month and 12-month follow-up.
Author(s): Yulia Khodneva, Joshua Richman, Susan Andreae, Andrea Cherrington, Monika M. Safford Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 37(2), 394-405 Date: 03/2021 Type: Document view details
Sustainability Strategies for Community-based Palliative Care
Summarizes themes from two roundtable discussions conducted in late 2018 with 9 rural palliative care programs in Minnesota and surrounding states. Offers examples and resources for sustainability strategies to support community-based palliative care programs.
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Social Isolation and Loneliness in Rural Communities and the Role of Cross-Sector Partnerships
Discussion with Carrie Henning-Smith around social isolation and loneliness in rural communities and obstacles to address these issues. Profiles how two Minnesota communities took steps to improve accessibility and social cohesion. Describes how cross-sector partnerships can promote an equitable recovery of rural communities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 02/2021 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network view details
Rural Renewal: Three Success Stories, Capturing Prosperity/Health
Showcases success stories from three rural communities that
sought to address local health concerns, such as inadequate
prenatal care and access to healthy food, and increase
access to healthcare and related services. Describes
community-based initiatives implemented in Nebraska, New
Mexico, and South Carolina.
Author(s): Phillip L. Polakoff, Dennis Berens, David Angelson Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: A Healthier WE view details
Program Implementation and Church Members' Health Behaviors in a Countywide Study of the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Program
Analyzes relationships between Faith, Activity, and
Nutrition (FAN) program implementation and physical
activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and
self-efficacy for improving these behaviors among church
members in a southeastern, medically underserved county in
a rural area. Features data and statistics on participants'
health behaviors and self-efficacy at baseline and at a
Author(s): John A. Bernhart, Sara Wilcox, Ruth P. Saunders, Brent Hutto, Jessica Stucker Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details
Models for Population Health Improvement by Health Care Systems and Partners: Tensions and Promise on the Path Upstream: Proceedings of a Workshop
Proceedings from a public workshop held on September 19, 2019, exploring higher levels of action to improve health, such as changing laws, policies, and regulations, to improve the community conditions for health. Describes efforts of health systems and their partners to move beyond what takes place in clinical settings and to identify and respond to the needs of patients and communities. Notes that some approaches may work differently in rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region
Provides an overview of Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region (NMCHIR), a partnership of health and community providers in Northern Michigan. Describes how NMCHIR focuses on social determinants of health to improve population health, reduce health inequities, and reduce unnecessary medical expenses.
Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Healthy Places for Children: The Critical Role of Engagement, Common Vision, and Collaboration
Explores the role of child-friendly zoning in creating positive outcomes for rural and suburban children. Discusses the role of child-friendly zoning codes and services in addressing social determinants of health and public health outcomes. Breaks down the various aspects to be considered in creating child-friendly zoning codes and outlines child-focused services.
Author(s): Mildred E. Warner, Xue Zhang Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 9277 Date: 12/2020 Type: Document view details
An Evidence-Based Walking Program in Oregon Communities: Step It Up! Survivors
Describes the implementation and effectiveness of Step It
Up! Survivors (SIUS), an evidence-based program designed to
help promote social connections and increase physical
activity among cancer survivors and their family and
friends. Discusses the acceptability, feasibility, cost,
sustainability, and other factors associated with
implementing SIUS in Oregon, including responses from 6
Author(s): Cynthia K. Perry, Laura P. Campbell, Jessica Currier, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17 Date: 12/2020 Type: Document view details