Behavioral Health Care in the Military Health System: Access and Quality for Remote Service Members
Explores the role geographic location plays in access to behavioral healthcare for service members through the Military Health System (MHS). Highlights the challenges of rural service members to access care for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorder through MHS. Breaks down data by age, race, gender, and remote versus non-remote location, among other measures.
Author(s): Kimberly A. Hepner, Ryan Andrew Brown, Carol P. Roth, et al. Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rural America
Highlights a study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural America. Explores outcomes in the areas of physical and mental health, household income, and overall well-being. Discusses shifts in employment and their impact on personal and local economies.
Author(s): J. Tom Mueller, Kathryn McConnell, Paul Berne Burow, et al. Citation: PNAS, 118(1), 2019378118 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details
Ensuring Contact: Calling Rural Appalachian Older Adults During the COVID-19 Epidemic
Presents a study on the well-being and healthcare needs of socially isolated adults 75 years and older during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural West Virginia. Bases conclusions on telephone interviews with seniors from April 1-22, 2020. Breaks down data by demographic characteristics, mental and physical health conditions, and comfort with different forms of communication technology, among other factors.
Author(s): Robert B Walker, Michael Grome, William Rollyson, Adam D Baus Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 21, 6122 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details
Impact of the COVID-19 Shutdown on Mental Health in Appalachia by Working Status
Results of a study on issues faced by Appalachian residents during the COVID-19-related shutdown in the spring of 2020, including concerns about healthcare and finances, and the effect on mental health. Examines whether there were higher levels of anxiety, fear, and depression among those who continued working outside the home compared with those who began working remotely during the shutdown. Features demographics and statistics on chronic health conditions and types of concerns, with breakdowns by work categories.
Author(s): Erin N. Haynes, Timothy J. Hilbert, Susan C. Westneat, Kate Leger, Katie Keynton Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 3(1), 18-28 Date: 2021 Type: Document view details
Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health
Reports on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in California, addressing the health impacts of ACEs and stress, economic costs, and public health implications of the issue. Discusses initiatives that increase access to screening and treatment for ACEs in urban, rural, and tribal communities. Explores prevention strategies among public health, social service, early childhood, education, and justice agencies.
Author(s): D Bhushan, K Kotz, J McCall, et al. Date: 12/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: California Office of the Surgeon General view details
Rural/Urban Differences in Children's Health
Examines differences in child health conditions by rural and urban residency. Explores differences in mental and behavioral health, weight status and physical activity, adverse childhood experiences, and access to healthcare.
Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau view details
Impaired Driving Among Rural Female Drug-Involved Offenders
Highlights a study on women convicted of impaired driving in rural areas. Breaks down data by demographic data such as age, race, and education, as well as prior history of mental health and substance use issues.
Author(s): J. Matthew Webster, Martha Tillson, Megan F. Dickson, Michele Staton Citation: Traffic Injury Prevention, 21(8), 513-520 Date: 09/2020 Type: Document view details