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Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources

A Community-Driven Approach to Identifying "Winnable" Policies Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention
Describes a community-based participatory research approach used in two rural North Carolina counties to select obesity prevention strategies, based on the Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO). Discusses how COCOMO might be adapted for use in rural communities.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Lauren M. Whetstone, Jean R. Wilkerson, Tosha W. Smith, Alice S. Ammerman
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities
An overview of the NSRCF that was conducted between March-November 2010. Includes residential care facilities consisting of assisted living residences, board and care homes, congregate care, enriched housing programs, homes for the aged, personal care homes, and shared housing establishments. National data was collected on 2,302 facilities and 8,094 current residents.
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Rural Mental Health Research White Paper for National Institute of Mental Health
Discusses the methods and focuses of rural mental health research, issues in rural mental health, and future areas for research addressing the needs and disparities in rural mental health.
Author(s): Jacqueline S. Gray
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Rural Veterans: Invisible Heroes, Special People, Special Issues
Introduces a thematic issue focused on the healthcare needs and the health status of rural veterans.
Author(s): Hilda R. Heady
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), 1-13
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Process for Determining the Cancer Burden of the Hopi Tribe
Describes collaborative and technical processes used by the Hopi Tribe, University of Arizona researchers, and the Arizona Cancer Registry to provide Hopi-specific cancer data from 1995-2005. Includes socioeconomic data and breakdowns by type of cancer.
Author(s): Sylvia R. Brown, Lori Joshweseoma, Timothy Flood, Kathryn Coe
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(6)
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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Health Research on the U.S.-México Border: Promoting a Binational Agenda
Explores the relationship between research and policy development and the role they play in improving health along the U.S.-Mexico border. Outlines key considerations in the development of a binational border health research agenda including current gaps in border health research, and the need to translate research into policies and effective health interventions.
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Recruitment of Rural and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults for Dental Research
Discusses the successful recruitment of rural community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment for dental research.
Author(s): B. Wu, E.A. Goedereis, R.J. Crout, et al.
Citation: Special Care in Dentistry, 30(5), 193-199
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
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Disseminating Rural Health Research to Community, State and National Audiences: A Communications Toolkit for Health Researchers
Includes approaches for developing various research-related documents and disseminating rural health research results.
Author(s): Wendy Opsahl, Patricia Moulton, Alex McEllistrem-Evenson, Holly Gabriel, Amanda Scurry
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Contextualizing CBPR: Key Principles of CBPR Meet the Indigenous Research Context
Examines the literature related to community-based participatory research in tribal communities. Covers the key principles of CBPR in the context of tribal research and also identifies additional considerations.
Author(s): Deborah LaVeaux, Suzanne Christopher
Citation: Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 7(1)
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
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Rural Issues Related to Comparative Effectiveness Research and Dissemination
Describes strategies for expanding clinical research in rural environments; implementing practice guidelines in rural settings; and improving access to current evidence-based information for rural health professionals and patients.
Author(s): Ira Moscovice, Michelle Casey
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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