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Resources by Topic: Minorities

Rural Demographic Change in the New Century: Slower Growth, Increased Diversity
Examines rural demographic trends in the first decade of the twenty-first century using data from the 2010 Census. Illustrates nonmetropolitan population change from 2000 to 2010 and minority population distribution in 2010.
Author(s): Kenneth M. Johnson
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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An Interview with Jan Probst
An interview with the director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center who discusses health inequities, rural obesity, and what gives her work passion.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Why Place & Race Matter
Examines economic, social, physical, and service environmental factors with an underlying focus on race and ethnicity, to improve and benefit the health of all communities. Focuses on California and includes a look at rural communities.
Author(s): Judith Bell, Mary M. Lee
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: PolicyLink, The California Endowment
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The Effect of Minority Status and Rural Residence on Actions to Control High Blood Pressure in the U.S.
Compares differences in current and recommended strategies to control blood pressure with breakdowns by white urban, white rural, black urban, and black rural status. Includes statistics covering sex, age group, education, income level, marital status, employment, health status, insurance, and treatment methods.
Author(s): Charles Ellis, Anouk L. Grubaugh, Leonard E. Egede
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(6)
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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National Rural Health Association Comments to Office of Minority Health's National Plan for Action
NRHA's response to the Office of Minority Health's National Plan for Action includes suggested strategies to reduce health barriers and address health problems experienced by the minority population in rural areas.
Author(s): Dennis Berens
Date: 02/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Alabama Health Disparities Status Report 2010
Relays data and information about economic, social, health, and lifestyle conditions that lead to health disparities within Alabama's minority populations. Addresses health care access issues in rural areas of the state.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Department of Public Health
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Rural Areas Risk Being Overlooked in 2010 Census
Describes the process of conducting the census in rural areas and identifies rural areas that are difficult to count. Highlights actions and measures organizations are employing to ensure an accurate census count in rural America.
Author(s): William P. O'Hare
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Differences in Prescribing Patterns of Psychotropic Medication for Children and Adolescents between Rural and Urban Prescribers
Examines changes in psychotropic drug prescriptions to rural and urban youth over time. Includes data for type of medication, prescriber (psychiatrist, generalist, other), and top prescribed drugs for Caucasians and minorities.
Author(s): Scott J. Adams, Stan Xu, Fran Dong
Date: 10/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
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Rural Residents Lag in Preventive Services Use; Lag Increases with Service Complexity
Describes preventive service utilization rates among rural adults and explores the factors that contribute to utilization disparities. Compares utilization rates for the following preventive services: routine physical exams, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, and adult immunizations. Provides breakdowns by race/ethnicity and rural, urban, and remote areas.
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Dental Health and Access to Care Among Rural Children: A National and State Portrait
Examines topics related to children and their access to dental health services. Covers dental health status, preventive services, and insurance coverage for children in rural and urban areas. Includes data by race/ethnicity, age, gender, poverty level, and other child, family, and community characteristics. Provides state-by-state data and state profiles.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Amy Brock Martin, Eric Wang, Janice C. Probst, Nathan Hale, Andrew O. Johnson
Date: 03/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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