LGBTQIA+ Health in Rural America
Policy brief discussing LGBTQIA+ health and healthcare in rural areas. Explores limitations to address LGBTQIA+ health in rural communities, policy considerations, and policy recommendations to improve community-level disparities in LGBTQIA+ healthcare.
Author(s): Beth O'Connor, Kaitlin Phelon, Bryan Price, et al. Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
Uncaring Landscapes and HIV Peer Support in the Rural Southern United States
Presents oral histories of an HIV peer support group and interviews with queer-identified Black men in a rural southern area. Discusses the impact of social determinants such as racism, stigma, and social disconnection specific to this population and their related health disparities.
Author(s): Darius Scott Citation: Social Science & Medicine, 292 Date: 01/2022 Type: Document view details
Trans*Forming Access and Care in Rural Areas: A Community-Engaged Approach
Article exploring the healthcare experiences and barriers to accessing services for rural transgender and gender diverse (TGD) populations based on qualitative data gathered in Appalachia. Describes the limited research on TGD populations and health and barriers to care including transportation, gender-affirming care access, provider knowledge and inclusivity, and avoidance of care.
Author(s): Megan E. Gandy, Kacie M. Kidd, James Weiss, Judith Leitch, Xavier Hersom Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(23), 12700 Date: 12/2021 Type: Document view details
Research Brief: LGBTQ Youth in Small Towns and Rural Areas
Reports findings of a national survey of LGBTQ youth comparing urban and rural responses related to mental health, risk of depression, and considered or attempted suicide. Discusses reported acceptance of LGBTQ people in different levels of urbanicity.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Trevor Project view details
American Indian and Alaskan Native LGBT Adults in the US: LGBT Well-Being at the Intersection of Race
Report examining demographics, mental and physical health, and experiences with stress, stigma, and victimization among LGBT American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the U.S. Analyzes data by gender, compares LGBT and non-LGBT AI/AN populations, and breaks down socioeconomic and health data by region. Draws data from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index Survey, the Generations Study, and the TransPop Study.
Author(s): Bianca D.M. Wilson, Lauren Bouton, Christy Mallory Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Williams Institute view details
Leveraging Evidence-Based Policies to Improve Health, Control Costs, and Create Health Equity
Explores health inequities and healthcare access in marginalized populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups, sexual and gender minorities, people living in poverty and in rural communities, and people formerly incarcerated. Discusses strategies and policies to reduce inequities focused on access to healthcare, economic mobility, affordable housing, safe learning environments for young adults and children, and health-promoting excise taxes.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health view details
Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021–2025
Planning document presenting goals to address health
disparities through scientific research, activities that
sustain research, and outreach efforts. Describes health
disparity populations, including racial and ethnic
minority, rural, less privileged socioeconomic status
(SES), and sexual and gender minorities (SGM) populations.
Outlines plans to implement research projects and
activities, and discusses Leap Forward priority areas that
will advance research methods in minority health and health
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health view details