Validation of Remote Height and Weight Assessment in a Rural Randomized Clinical Trial
Examines the efficacy of having rural families take their own height and weight measurements to assess body mass index (BMI). Provides results for 38 families enrolled in the iAmHealthy Schools trial conducted within participating rural elementary schools. Discusses the potential of using remote BMI assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic and for families in hard-to-reach areas.
Author(s): Bethany Forseth, Ann M. Davis, Dana M. Bakula, et al. Citation: BMC Medical Research Methodology, 22 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Staving Off One's Mortality: Rural Kidney Health and Its Disparities
Describes rural disparities around access to disease-stabilizing treatment for kidney disease and to renal replacement therapies. Features insights from providers serving rural patients, as well as a rural kidney transplant recipient sharing her experience.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
RESEP Clinics Help Rural Residents Access Care and Compensation After Radiation Exposure
Features two Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) grantees, the Navajo Area RESEP and the Southwestern Utah RESEP, and their work helping those exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining. Discusses their services, including health screenings and referrals for medical treatment.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Diabetes Prevalence and Monitoring by Urbanization
Poster presentation from the National Rural Health Association 2022 annual conference, examining the prevalence of diabetes and the quality of annual hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) monitoring in a national sample of commercially-insured people. Features demographics and statistics including prevalence of diabetes among enrollees and HbA1c testing in people with diabetes in 2019 and 2020, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro location.
Author(s): Lindsey R. Hammerslag, Katie Youngen, Ty Borders, Jeffery Talbert Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center view details
Behavioral Health Screening and Care Coordination for Rural Veterans in a Federally Qualified Health Center
Highlights the VA's nurse-led Collaborative System of Care (CSC) program's work in connecting veterans at rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to the VA's behavioral health services and discusses the role care coordination can play in connecting rural veterans to other healthcare services. Details the efficacy of the CSC program and outlines the program's structure and screening process.
Author(s): M. Bryant Howren, Debra Kazmerzak, Sheryl Pruin, et al. Citation: Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 49, 50-60 Date: 05/2022 Type: Document view details