From Rural Poverty to Rural Prosperity: A Lesson in Quilting
Describes the roles that education, healthcare, employment, and human services play in supporting the well-being of rural children and families. Discusses how the availability of these supports can help those living in poverty.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 06/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Adults' Perspectives on School Food in a North Carolina County
Describes parents' and school staff's perceptions of school food in four rural North Carolina elementary schools, and their views about potential changes designed to enhance appeal of school meals containing more fruits and vegetables.
Author(s): Jayne K. Jeffries, Linden M. Thayer, Heidi Hennink-Kaminski, Seth M. Noar Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12 Date: 04/2015 Type: Document view details
Overview of Alternative Schools and Education Programs
Analyzes data from 28 alternative education programs,
including 16 programs located in rural Montana communities.
Defines an alternative education program, from the Montana
Office of Public Instruction (OPI), as a restructured
academic program operating within an accredited public
school to serve at-risk students. Provides information on
student characteristics and alternative school services.
Covers three local model programs that work to address the
behavioral and mental health, substance abuse treatment,
and counseling needs of students.
Author(s): Katie Loveland, Aaron Wernham Date: 03/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation view details
Disparities Persist in Nutrition Policies and Practices in Minnesota Secondary Schools
Examines school nutrition policies and practices by school characteristics in Minnesota secondary schools between 2008 and 2012. Compares school nutrition policies by rural versus urban/suburban location and across three main areas: the availability of low-nutrient, energy dense (LNED) items, strategies to engage students in healthy eating, and restrictions on advertising LNED products around the school.
Author(s): Caitlin Eicher Caspi, Cynthia Davey, Toben F. Nelson, et al. Citation: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(3), 419–425 Date: 03/2015 Type: Document view details
Telemedicine for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A More Effective Clinical Process than Office-based Care
Examines the Tele-Health-Kids, a school-based program using
asynchronous telemedicine to connect children with
developmental disabilities with their primary care
physician for the treatment of minor illnesses in rural
Ohio. Includes data on the chronic conditions of children
with developmental disabilities enrolled in the program and
survey responses from parents on the expectations,
concerns, and post-visit outcomes for the Tele-Health-Kids
Author(s): Diane L. Langkamp, Mark D. McManus, Susan D. Blakemore Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 21(2), 110-114 Date: 02/2015 Type: Document view details