Smokeless Tobacco Decision-Making Among Rural Adolescent Males in California
Examines factors impacting decision-making about using smokeless tobacco in rural adolescent males in California. Discusses the implications for public health educators and others seeking to reduce smokeless tobacco use.
Author(s): Elizabeth T. Couch, Ellen Darius, Margaret M. Walsh, Benjamin W. Chaffee Citation: Journal of Community Health, 42(3), 544-550 Date: 06/2017 Type: Document view details
Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health
Features the Healthy Men Michigan campaign, which uses an
anonymous online survey to evaluate the risk of depression
and suicide among men in the state. Focuses on working-age
Michigan men and on reaching those in male-dominated
industries, using mental health messaging targeted to this
Author(s): Jenn Lukens Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 06/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Traumatic Brain Injury in Idaho: Needs and Resources Assessment Final Report
Analyzes Idaho's statewide needs assessment based on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2014 and the Traumatic Brain Injury State Implementation Grant Program. Discusses the unmet needs and services of rural residents affected by TBI, and offers recommendations for the development of an action plan to improve access and reduce barriers to TBI services for children and adults.
Author(s): Russell Spearman, Anne Jacobs, Stephanie Wit Date: 05/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health view details
"We Need Help in the Delta": Barriers to Health Promotion Among Older African American Men in the Mississippi Delta
Studies the challenges of promoting health in the rural Mississippi Delta, focusing on older African American men who participated in a small study group. Describes interviews with individuals and focus groups, emphasizing different understandings of the term "health" and structural concerns about health disparities that create barriers for health promotion.
Author(s): Sherry Wang, LaShaundrea Crook, Carol Connell, Kathy Yadrick Citation: American Journal of Men's Health, 11(2), 414-425 Date: 03/2017 Type: Document view details
Firearm Ownership and Suicide Rates among US Men and Women, 1981–2013
Examines rates of firearm ownership, as well as age-adjusted
firearm and total suicide rates for men and women in all 50
states from 1981 to 2013. Several variables were considered in the analysis including population density for each state.
Author(s): Michael Siegel, Emily F. Rothman Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 106(7), 1316-1322 Date: 07/2016 Type: Document view details
Building Capacity in a Rural North Carolina Community to Address Prostate Health Using a Lay Health Advisor Model
Describes the feasibility of using a lay health advisor
(LHAs) model to engage patients from a rural African
American community in North Carolina about prostate health.
LHAs, also called ambassadors, work to share information
about prostate health and collect survey data. Includes
demographic characteristics of the 15 ambassadors, such as
age, gender, education, employment, and previous health
Author(s): Anissa I. Vines, Jaimie C. Hunter, Brandolyn S. White, Alan N. Richmond Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 17(3), 364-372 Date: 05/2016 Type: Document view details
A Qualitative Study of Factors Related to Cardiometabolic Risk in Rural Men
A study of men in the western United States and their knowledge of risk factors for higher rates of cardiometabolic disorders. Includes a discussion of individual, social, and community influences on healthy behaviors as well as data and statistics such as demographics, physical activity level, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Emily H. Morgan, Meredith L. Graham, Sara C. Folta, Rebecca A. Seguin Citation: BMC Public Health, 16, 305 Date: 04/2016 Type: Document view details
The HoMBReS and HoMBReS Por un Cambio Interventions to Reduce HIV Disparities Among Immigrant Hispanic/Latino Men
Describes the Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables (Men Maintaining Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships) (HoMBReS) intervention developed by a community-based, participatory research partnership in North Carolina to address Hispanic/Latino populations in the U.S. who are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Author(s): Scott D. Rhodes, Jami S. Leichliter, Christina J. Sun, Fred R. Bloom Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) - Supplement, 65(1), 51–56 Date: 02/2016 Type: Document view details