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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Proximity of Rural Black and Hispanic/Latino Communities to Physicians and Hospital Services
Reports the findings of a study based on 1990 data of how the African American and Hispanic/Latino composition of rural communities relates to local physician concentrations and to distances to hospitals offering various levels of services.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Thomas R. Konrad, Robert Schwartz
Date: 05/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Development of a Research Agenda on the Issues of Access to Care and Reduction of Health Status Disparities of Rural African Americans in South Carolina
Explores disparities in health among rural African Americans and rural white South Carolina residents, based on data from a range of studies conducted in the 1990s.
Author(s): Michael E. Samuels, Janice C. Probst, Karen Willert, et al.
Date: 01/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity — A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Provides comprehensive coverage of issues relevant to the mental health of racial and ethnic minorities. Includes some information specific to rural areas.
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Checotah, Oklahoma, June 4-6, 2000
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, the State Planning Grant Program, Medicare reform, health disparities, and the economic impact of the healthcare system.
Date: 06/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Race and Place: Urban-Rural Differences in Health for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Investigates urban-rural disparities for racial and ethnic minorities in six health areas: infant mortality, cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection, and child and adult immunizations. Provides data for the years 1991-1995.
Author(s): Rebecca T. Slifkin, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Thomas C. Ricketts,
Date: 03/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, February 6-9, 2000
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and rural health, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, public health and hospital capital, Indian Health Services contracting and compacting, and Medicare payment in rural areas.
Date: 02/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Pacific Partnerships for Health: Charting a New Course
Provides an overview of health care services in the U.S. Associated Pacific Basin and discusses the U.S. role in the region's health care delivery systems.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 1998
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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If You Knew the Conditions: Health Care to Native Americans
Summarizes the history of administration of healthcare to Native American recipients by the United States government. Includes biographies of famous Native American physicians. Online version of a 1994 exhibit on Native American Health.
Date: 1994
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Southern New Mexico Outcomes
Series of publications reporting on the Center for Health Innovation's HRSA-funded work with 16 southern New Mexico counties and the rural-designated Torrance and Valencia regions on opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery. Publications include a needs assessment, strategic plan, workforce plan, and sustainability plan.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Center for Health Innovation
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Information Hub: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Indian Country
Provides information, tools, and resources on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to help tribal communities learn about and respond to these ordeals. Includes ACE assessments, contact information for various helplines, examples of interventions, links to journal articles on ACEs and American Indians/Alaska Natives, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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