The Two Georgias: Addressing Health Equity in Rural Georgia
A series of articles discussing health disparities between rural and urban Georgia. Includes sections devoted to literature reviews, qualitative research, population science, needs assessments, and public health practices. Topics range from rural hospital closure, access and use of EMS services, and teen pregnancy, to social determinants of health as connected to childcare programs.
Citation: Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4), 294-404 Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Georgia Public Health Association view details
Investing in Population Health
Profile of a pilot project in rural New Mexico focused on population health for Medicaid recipients. Offers communities three levels of patient services and payment. Uses community health workers to address the social determinants of health.
Date: 08/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
HERO: New Mexico's Health Extension as a Model for Primary Care Transformation
Describes the benefits and lessons learned of a New Mexico state-wide primary care improvement infrastructure program - Health Extension Rural Offices (HERO) - to address social determinants of health. Through the use of extension agents (HEROs) information about patient centered medical homes (PCMH) and university resources was provided to 34 participating small primary care clinics of which half were rural. Program was funded by the AHRQ Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) Grants.
Date: 04/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details
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