Agricultural Stakeholders' Perceptions of Occupational Health and Safety in the Southeastern U.S. Coastal States
Highlights the perception of eleven agricultural professionals in the southeast on the current state of agricultural health and safety. Discusses a number of factors affecting health and safety of agricultural workers, such as healthcare access, economic and labor issues, and cultural competency, among others. Features information pertaining to worker safety during COVID-19.
Author(s): Tracy Irani, Beatrice Fenelon Pierre, Tyler S. Nesbit Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12), 6605 Date: 06/2021 Type: Document view details
The Role of Public Health in COVID-19 Emergency Response Efforts From a Rural Health Perspective
Examines the difficulties rural communities face in
responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the
southeastern region of the U.S. Discusses the COVID-19
Community Vulnerability Index, a tool that analyzes
epidemiological factors, socioeconomic status, and other
indicators to determine which communities are at an
increased risk of COVID-19.
Author(s): Sandra Melvin, Corey Wiggins, Nakeitra Burse, Erica Thompson, Mauda Monger Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17 Date: 07/2020 Type: Document view details
Prevalence of Self-Reported Hypertension and Antihypertensive Medication Use by County and Rural-Urban Classification — United States, 2017
Examines self-reported prevalence of diagnosed hypertension and antihypertensive medication use. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas. Also discusses geographic trends at the county level, with maps showing county-level hypertension prevalence and medication use. Highlights higher prevalence of hypertension in the Southeast, Appalachia, and the Great Plains.
Author(s): Claudine M. Samanic, Kamil E. Barbour, Yong Liu, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(18), 533-539 Date: 05/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Hospital Access in the Fifth District and COVID-19
Examines hospital access in West Virginia, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Discusses concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and
provides state- and county-level statistics and data on
number of hospital beds per capita, average distance to
nearest hospitals, and more.
Author(s): Surekha Carpenter, Tim Sablik Date: 04/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond view details
Prevalence and Mortality of Heart Disease and Related Conditions: Disparities Affecting the South, Rural Areas, and American Indian and Alaska Natives
Policy brief describing trends in the prevalence of stroke, angina or coronary heart disease, and heart attack from 2011-2015, and assessing trends in mortality for heart disease and associated conditions from 2006-2016. Explores whether disease-related mortality and prevalence of disease varied across region, rurality, and time period. Features statistics including mortality from congestive heart failure, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, and ischemic heart disease in 2016, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Samuel D. Towne, Jr., Timothy H. Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, et al. Date: 11/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center view details
The Report of the 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey
Results of a convenience sample of 5,617 respondents detailing their experiences of LGBTQ health and healthcare in the South. Features demographics and self-reported statistics on physical and mental health ratings, healthcare quality, abuse and violence, insurance, dental care, HIV diagnoses, and disparities in reported health ratings by urban or rural location.
Author(s): Chase Harless, Megan Nanney, Austin H. Johnson, et al. Date: 11/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Southern LGBTQ Health Initiative, Western North Carolina Community Health Services view details
Rural Hospitals: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Describes the conditions facing rural hospitals and their communities contributing to the high rate of rural hospital closure. Discusses state and federal legislation, policies, and programs developed to support rural hospitals. Provides data for 15 Southern states including their state and rural populations, percentage of population uninsured, Medicaid expansion status, percentage at high financial risk, and number of rural hospital closures.
Author(s): Nick Bowman Date: 11/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments view details