Rural Health Resources by Topic: Maternal health and prenatal care
The 2005 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services. Includes chapters focused on
collaborations in rural communities, rural access to
obstetrical services, and obesity in rural
communities. Also examines rural welfare reform, including
barriers faced by TANF recipients in the areas of
transportation, child care, and the rural labor market.
Includes recommendations to address these issues.
Date: 04/2005 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
Development of a Methodology for Assessing the Effect of a Lay Home Visitation Program for Rural High-Risk Women and Infants
Describes a small pilot study evaluating the effectiveness of a home visitation program using lay health workers. Describes the approach used to evaluate the Low Country Healthy Start Resource Mothers Program, a care coordination program for low-income, African American pregnant women and their infants in two rural South Carolina counties. Reports on the program's impact, including prenatal care, postpartum check-up, well child care, and health outcomes.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Erkel, Charity G. Moore, Yvonne Michel Date: 02/2004 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Rural Healthy People 2010
A three-volume publication that focuses on the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with the Healthy People 2010 focus areas. Volume 1 contains brief overviews of the top ten rural health priority areas, as well as associated models for practice. Volume 2 contains in-depth literature reviews for each of the top rural health priority areas. Volume 3 addresses additional focus areas, with overviews, literature reviews, and accompanying models for practice.
Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3
Date: 2003 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center view details
Health Care in Rural America
Report focuses on access of people in rural America to basic healthcare services. An important source of rural health information that continues to be of historical value. Covers rural populations and health programs, rural health services, and workforce. Detailed information on maternal and infant health services and rural mental health services.
Date: 09/1990 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment view details