Get Outside! Promoting Adolescent Health through Outdoor After-School Activity
Describes the Get Outside: After School Activity Program (GO-ASAP), which promotes adolescent health through outdoor activity in rural eastern Oregon, covering the program's design and goals. Analyzes data from 2 student cohorts and a parent cohort to evaluate the program and measure its impacts on health and social relationships.
Author(s): Patricia Ann Barfield, Katelyn Ridder, Justin Hughes, Kelly Rice-McNeil Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7223 Date: 07/2021 Type: Document view details
Physical Activity Barriers and Assets in Rural Appalachian Kentucky: A Mixed-Methods Study
Study examining barriers, resources, and community support for physical activity to address obesity in rural Appalachia, focusing on Martin County, Kentucky. Describes data related to physical activity, social determinants of health, and physical environment for a cohort of 152 people and 34 focus group participants.
Author(s): Natalie Jones, Dierdre Dlugonski, Rachel Gillespie, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7646 Date: 07/2021 Type: Document view details
Environmental Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Rural U.S. Counties
Examines rural-urban differences in environmental factors that impact whether or not adults meet physical activity guidelines based on several federal data sources for 3,140 counties. Discusses variations in natural, social, recreational, and transportation environments by level of rurality.
Author(s): Christiaan G. Abildso, Shay M. Daily, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7688 Date: 07/2021 Type: Document view details
Association of the Neighborhood Built Environment with Incident and Prevalent Depression in the Rural South
Shares the results of a study examining if the built
environment is associated with depression for residents
living in Washington Parish, Louisiana in the rural South.
Examines if observed associations between rural built
environments and depression can be mitigated by physical
activity. Table 1 details the demographic characteristics of
the rural study population.
Author(s): Christopher E. Anderson, Stephanie T. Broyles, Maeve E. Wallace, Lydia A. Bazzano, Jeanette Gustat Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 200605 Date: 07/2021 Type: Document view details
2021-2022 Update to the Texas State Health Plan
Proposes strategies to improve the efficiency of the healthcare delivery system in Texas, focusing on vaccines, maternal health, vaping, nutrition and physical activity, mental health workforce shortages, and availability of clinical training sites. Features a chapter on rural health in Texas that discusses health outcomes, facility closures, provider issues, and policy recommendations.
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council view details
Rural Initiatives Addressing Community Social Needs
Describes the role of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in improving population health and addressing social needs in their communities. Profiles two Critical Access Hospital social needs programs: Lakewood Health System's food access initiatives in Minnesota, and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital's NEK Prosper. Provides an overview of both programs and highlights best practices of each.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Ira Moscovice Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Program Implementation and Church Members' Health Behaviors in a Countywide Study of the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Program
Analyzes relationships between Faith, Activity, and
Nutrition (FAN) program implementation and physical
activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and
self-efficacy for improving these behaviors among church
members in a southeastern, medically underserved county in
a rural area. Features data and statistics on participants'
health behaviors and self-efficacy at baseline and at a
Author(s): John A. Bernhart, Sara Wilcox, Ruth P. Saunders, Brent Hutto, Jessica Stucker Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details