Assessment of Town and Park Characteristics Related to Physical Activity in the Lower Mississippi Delta
Examines the built environments of 12 rural towns to determine whether these features may have contributed to low levels of physical activity in gestational and postnatal periods by women participating in a diet and physical activity program. Features statistics including characteristics of the towns, Rural Active Living Assessment Scores, and characteristics of parks in the towns.
Author(s): Jessica L. Thomson, Melissa H. Goodman, Alicia S. Landry Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16 Date: 03/2019 Type: Document view details
National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis
Explores sociodemographic factors contributing to food affordability, with emphasis on differences between rural and urban areas. Features statistics on select food-related characteristics of U.S. counties, with breakdowns by rural or urban location and by Appalachian or Delta counties and other counties.
Author(s): Anne Cafer, Georgianna Mann, Sujith Ramachandran, Michelle Kaiser Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15 Date: 09/2018 Type: Document view details
Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural and Poor-Resourced Communities
Reports on a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach testing the usefulness of Empowering Communities for Life (EC4L), a culturally appropriate and community relevant intervention, developed to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in two rural and underserved counties within the Mississippi Delta region of Arkansas. Describes the CBPR model, and the preliminary training and collaboration with community partners, and discusses participant barriers and facilitators to effective screening.
Author(s): Michael A. Preston, Katherine Glover-Collins, Levi Ross, et al. Citation: American Journal of Surgery, 216(2), 245-250 Date: 08/2018 Type: Document view details
Child Poverty Heavily Concentrated in Rural Mississippi, Even More So Than Before the Great Recession
Explores child poverty in rural areas, especially in the South and Southwest in counties with high concentrations of Native Americans and along the Mississippi Delta. Includes statistics comparing rates in 2007 and 2016, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro areas and by geographic area, and county-level maps showing high child poverty rates and persistent rural child poverty rates.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan Citation: Amber Waves Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
Results of an Asthma Education Program Delivered via Telemedicine in Rural Schools
Examines the impact of a school telemedicine intervention intended to reduce asthma burden among children in the Arkansas Delta region. Summarizes the intervention, participant demographics, asthma-related characteristics, and intervention outcomes.
Author(s): Tamara T. Perry, Jill S. Halterman, Rita H. Brown, et al. Citation: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 120(4), 401-408 Date: 04/2018 Type: Document view details
Rural Child Poverty Was Most Concentrated in the Mississippi Delta
Map showing average child poverty rates for rural counties, based on 2012-2016 American Community Survey data. Discusses the counties with the highest child poverty, including counties in the Mississippi Delta region.
Date: 04/2018 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
Leveraging Research and Philanthropy to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Mississippi Delta
Explores how foundations fund public safety projects, focusing on Phillips County, Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi. Features background on violence and crime in rural areas, including a description of the research literature. Proposes framework for selecting and implementing violence prevention and intervention on the community level.
Author(s): Jessica Saunders, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Samuel Peterson Date: 2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Improving Health in the Mississippi Delta through Powerful Engagement
Describes financial, educational, and healthcare challenges
experienced by residents in the Mississippi Delta.
Discusses the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, a cancer
awareness and prevention program working in rural, African
American communities to create a network focused on
education, outreach, and advocacy related to cancer.
Date: 10/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute view details