Rural Health Resources by Topic: Social determinants of health
Implementation of the Federal Rural IMPACT Demonstration
Overview of the first year of the White House Rural Council and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' demonstration project, focused on improving social determinants of health and designed to reduce poverty through coordinated services for children and parents. Discusses key findings and identifies possible lessons for policymakers and stakeholders. Includes appendix with profiles of the 10 demonstration sites.
Author(s): Alana Landey, Pam Winston, Pierre Joseph Date: 11/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details
American Indian Health Equity/Disparities
Describes the distinction between health equity and health disparities with a focus on American Indian health. Includes examples of factors contributing to the causes of health inequity for the American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for American Indian Resilience view details
What Works? Strategies to Improve Rural Health
A guide for rural community health improvement. Explains how to find strategies that are likely to be effective. Identifies interventions related to health behaviors, healthcare access and quality, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.
Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps view details
Social Factors Affecting Pediatric Oral Health in North Dakota
Presents the findings of surveys given to North Dakota children and youth in grade school through high school to determine their knowledge of, and resources to practice, good oral hygiene. Results were tabulated by race and address disparities in the frequency of brushing, the consumption of sugary beverages, and access to oral healthcare supplies.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health view details
Key Determinants of Rural Health in Rhode Island
An assessment and review of the health needs, behaviors, and status of rural populations in the state of Rhode Island. Identifies places of need and recognizes the challenges prevalent in rural areas. Can be used as a tool to develop strategies and allocate resources targeted to underserved areas of the state.
Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health view details
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