Rural Health Resources by Topic: Social determinants of health
Appalachia Then and Now: Examining Changes to the Appalachian Region since 1965
Presents a comparison of collected data on the Appalachian region from the 1960s and 2010s. Discusses a variety of determinants of health, including poverty, mortality, infrastructure, and employment, among others. Document includes Executive Summary, Technical Report, and State Meetings Report.
Date: 02/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission view details
The Social Determinants of Health of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: A Research Framework
Examines the social determinants of health related to childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes from a Native perspective, considering historical trauma, self-determination, and cultural factors. Looks at currently available information, identifies gaps, and provides a research framework to help build a better understanding of the causes of child obesity among Native Americans.
Date: 2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Notah Begay III Foundation view details
Rural Healthy People 2020: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2020, Volume 2
Provides a rural focus for the Healthy People 2020 priorities with an overview for each of the top health priorities ranked 11 through 20 identified by rural stakeholders. (Volume 1 discussed the top 10 priorities.) Topics include: cancer, health education, oral health, immunizations and infectious disease, public health, sexual health and family planning, injury and violence prevention, and social determinants of health. Includes reviews of the relevant literature and model programs appropriate for rural communities. Document is available for free download, after providing brief information about intended use.
Author(s): Jane N. Bolin, Gail Bellamy, Alva O. Ferdinand, Bita Kash, Janet W. Helduser Date: 2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center view details
Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and 30 Day Rehospitalizations: An Analysis of Medicare Data
Examines the association between neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and 30-day rehospitalizations for patients discharged with congestive heart failure, pneumonia, or acute myocardial infarction. Includes data by location of patient residence for small town/rural, large town, suburban, and urban core areas.
Author(s): Amy J.H. Kind, Steve Jencks, Jane Brock, et al. Citation: Annals of Internal Medicine, 161(11), 765-774 Date: 12/2014 Type: Document view details
Healthy Alaskans 2020 Health Assessment: Understanding the Health of Alaskans
Provides an overview of the statewide health assessment data used to inform the Healthy Alaskans 2020 initiative, and explains the selection and target-setting process for the 25 included leading health indicators. Addresses mortality rates, chronic disease incidence, healthcare access, disparities, and social determinants of health.
Date: 09/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium view details
Socioeconomic Policy Is Health Policy
Draws on international studies and argues that medical care is not the only factor in improving people's health in rural areas.
Author(s): Wayne Myers Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 02/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
The Intersection of Rural Poverty and Federal Human Services Programs
Discusses challenges faced by federal human services programs in addressing rural poverty. Highlights two case studies offering different approaches for meeting these challenges, one from Montana and one from Colorado.
Date: 01/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
Addresses the differences in mortality and disease risk
factors related to behaviors, access to healthcare, and
social determinants of health in both rural and urban
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 62(3) Date: 11/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details