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Resources by Topic: Families

Earned Income Tax Credit and Rural Households
Examines the Earned Income Tax Credit by place of residence and discusses how this tax credit can be a safety net effort and financial support to help rural families out of poverty.
Author(s): Jon M. Bailey
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Home Food and Activity Assessment: Development and Validation of an Instrument for Diverse Families of Young Children
Outlines and tests an assessment tool that measures the home food and activity environments of geographically and economically diverse families of preschool aged children in rural Colorado.
Author(s): Richard E. Boles, Alexandra Burdell, Susan L. Johnson, et al.
Citation: Appetite, 80, 23-27
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Can We Build an Efficient Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic? Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of Universal Prevention in the PROSPER Trial
Reports on a study evaluating the effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of 4 universal evidence-based-preventive-interventions (EBPIs) in reducing nonmedical prescription opioid use. Sample population included 6th grade school children from 28 rural public school districts, evenly divided between Iowa and Pennsylvania. Families were offered a single family-based intervention program in 6th grade, and 1 of 3 school-based intervention programs in 7th grade.
Author(s): D. Max Crowley, Damon E. Jones, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine, 62, 71-77
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
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Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes From a Pilot Study of an Integrated Health-Mental Health Promotion Program in School Mental Health Services
Results of a study of adolescents and their parents who received mental health services in a school-based setting for emotional and behavioral problems. The participants lived in a rural and underserved southern region of the U.S. where low income, high poverty are prevalent and where few mental health services are available.
Author(s): Melissa W. George, Nevelyn N. Trumpeter, Dawn K. Wilson, et al.
Citation: Family & Community Health, 37(1), 19-30
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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Promoting Use of Booster Seats in Rural Areas Through Community Sports Programs
Presents a study based on surveys of 20 rural communities in 4 states about booster seat use for children ages 4-7. Analyzes results of surveys given before and after participating in a 4-6 week community T-ball program that disseminated information about the importance of booster seats in child passenger safety. Control communities were only given a brochure about the topic at the time of the survey.
Author(s): Mary E. Aitken, Beverly K. Miller, Byron L. Anderson, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(s1), s70-s78
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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The Community-Based Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention for Rural Preschools (CHIRP) Study: Design and Methods
Explores the design and methods for Community-based Healthy-lifestyle Interventions for Rural Preschools (CHIRP), a study in rural Florida. CHIRP assesses the effects of a behavioral family weight management intervention overweight young children and their parents. Table 2 lists the CHIRP study schedule of behavioral family intervention session topics.
Author(s): David M. Janicke, Crystal S. Lim, Anne E. Mathews, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34(2), 187-195
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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Comparison of Enrollment Rates of African-American Families Into a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Trial Using Two Recruitment Strategies in Urban and Rural Settings
Describes results from using two recruitment approaches targeting rural and urban African-American elementary school families in the South for enrollment in a tobacco prevention program. The intervention used the Facilitate, Open and transparent communication, Shared benefits, Team and tailored, Educate bilaterally, and Relationships, realistic and rewards (FOSTER) approach, which is based on community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles.
Author(s): Martha S. Tingen, Jeannette O. Andrews, Janie Heath, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(4), e91–e100
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Deaths Exceed Births in Record Number of U.S. Counties
Reports on the natural decrease in population in 2012 and covers the causes of a decrease in births in the U.S. Discusses the consequences of a natural decrease in population.
Author(s): Kenneth M. Johnson
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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An Interview with Barb Fabre
An interview with Barb Fabre, an enrolled member of the Ojibwa Nation in Minnesota and director for the White Earth Child Care program, who describes life on the reservation, and the unique challenges facing childcare providers there.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Household Food Security in the United States in 2011
Presents statistics on households' food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs throughout 2011. Food insecurity is more common in large cities and rural areas than in suburban areas. Access a summary and full report.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, Steven Carlson
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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