Rural Health Literacy: Understanding Skills and Demands is Key to Improvement
Provides an overview of the health literacy concerns in rural areas, with insights from researchers and other health literacy experts. Discusses both the skills and demands sides of health literacy and how rural healthcare providers can help their patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 04/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
The Association of Health Literacy and Blood Pressure Reduction in a Cohort of Patients with Hypertension: The Heart Healthy Lenoir Trial
Analyzes the impact of a multi-level quality improvement (QI) intervention, the Heart Healthy Lenoir (HHL) Study, with a focus on health literacy to improve systolic blood pressure (SBP) control in patients being treated in rural primary clinics of Eastern North Carolina. Discusses the components of the health literacy practice and patient level activities of the QI intervention. Offers a detailed table identifying the change in SBP by literacy level.
Author(s): Jacqueline R. Halladay, Katrina E. Donahue, Crystal W. Cené, et al. Citation: Patient Education and Counseling, 100(3), 542-549 Date: 03/2017 Type: Document view details
Hydration and Cooling Practices Among Farmworkers in Oregon and Washington
Details a study on farmworkers' knowledge and practice of hydration and cooling measures in Oregon and Washington. Breaks down data by crops grown, main job tasks, and modes of hydration and cooling, among others factors.
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Bethel, June T. Spector, Jennifer Krenz Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 22(3), 222-228 Date: 2017 Type: Document view details
Improving Health Care for Spanish-Speaking Rural Dairy Farm Workers
Evaluation of a project to improve services offered by Dartmouth Geisel Migrant Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center. The 25 participants were dairy workers originally from Southern Mexico who were employed on 6 farms in Vermont and New Hampshire during the 7 months of the study.
Author(s): Caledonia Buckheit, Dwan Pineros, Ardis Olson, Deborah Johnson, Stephen Genereaux Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(1), 91-93 Date: 2017 Type: Document view details
Health Literacy in Dentistry and Navajo Nation Community Health Representatives
A commentary about the work of community health representatives (CHRs) toward the improvement of health on the Navajo reservation, including oral health programs. Includes a general overview of CHRs and population health for American Indian/Alaska Native communities and the need for more education for CHRs.
Author(s): Steven P. Geiermann, Mae-Gilene Begay, Lindsey Robinson, and Sharon Clough Date: 06/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine view details
Effects of a Behavioral and Health Literacy Intervention to Reduce Sugar-sweetened Beverages: A Randomized-Controlled Trial
Details a study on the effect of several sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption intervention programs on rural adults from 8 counties in Appalachian Virginia. Compares the SIPsmartER and the MoveMore intervention programs and tracks their effectiveness at promoting health literacy relating to SSBs. Breaks down data by age, body weight, and educational attainment, as well as several other factors.
Author(s): Jamie M. Zoellner, Valisa E. Hendrick, Wen You, et al. Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13, 38 Date: 03/2016 Type: Document view details