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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: The South

The State of Latino Housing, Transportation, and Green Space: A Research Review
Highlights programs and policies that may improve neighborhood health equity in U.S. Latino communities. Discusses Latino migration to rural areas in the South and Midwest and the need for affordable housing and green space policies to promote health and wellbeing.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Salud America
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Influencing Cardiovascular Health Habits in the Rural, Deep South: Results of a Cluster Randomized Trial
Study examining public health interventions through churches to address cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African American adults in the rural South. Describes risk factors for CVD, social determinants of health, and CVD disparities in rural and African American communities. Analyzes sociodemographic and health data for 229 participants in a health promotion study.
Author(s): Laurie Abbott, Elizabeth Slate, Jennifer Lemacks
Citation: Health Education Research, 34(2), 200-208
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Characteristics of Communities Served by Rural Hospitals Predicted to be at High Risk of Financial Distress in 2019
Uses updated results from the Financial Distress Index to compare communities that are home to rural hospitals at high financial risk with areas having rural hospitals not at high risk. Features statistics including demographics, socioeconomics, and health status, with breakdowns by location in the South, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the West.
Author(s): Sharita R. Thomas, George H. Pink, Kristin Reiter
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Poverty Rates in Rural and Urban Areas Vary Across U.S. Regions
Bar chart showing rural and urban poverty rates by region for the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West, based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Health Equity Implementation Framework: Proposal and Preliminary Study of Hepatitis C Virus Treatment
Describes an implementation framework used to evaluate barriers to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment for elderly, rural, Black, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients in the South. Identifies barriers and facilitators for HCV treatment. Discusses how the Health Equity Implementation Framework can be used to help research and address health disparities.
Author(s): Eva N. Woodward, Monica M. Matthieu, Uchenna S. Uchendu, Shari Rogal, JoAnn E. Kirchner
Citation: Implementation Science, 14(1), 26
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
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Assessing Differences in CDC-Funded HIV Testing by Urbanicity, United States, 2016
Explores the rural, urban, and metropolitan differences in 2016 HIV testing funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Includes demographic and geographic information for individuals tested for, or newly diagnosed with, HIV and analyzes data on linkages and referrals to HIV care and prevention services.
Author(s): Deesha Patel, Nicole Taylor-Aidoo, Angèle Marandet, Janet Heitgerd, Barbara Maciak
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 44(1), 95-102
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
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Rural Hospital Closures and the Fifth District
Discusses reasons for rural hospital closures as well as the resulting consequences on communities, including decreased healthcare access, loss of jobs, and more. Emphasizes hospital closures in the Fifth Federal Reserve District and provides recommendations to policymakers and government leaders.
Author(s): Emily Wavering Corcoran, Sonya Ravindranath Waddell
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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New SASI Analysis: In the Deep South, Significant Percentages of People Most Impacted by HIV Live Outside Large Urban Areas Demonstrating a Need for Increased Federal Resources
Examines HIV data in the Deep South to help identify targets for federal funding, focusing on underserved groups in rural areas and small cities. Analyzes Black and Latino populations, drug injection users, men who have sex with men, women, and people aged 13-24 living with HIV. Identifies 6 states where a higher proportion of these groups live outside large, urban areas. See additional links for state-specific reports.
Additional links: Alabama Report, Georgia Report, Louisiana Report, Mississippi Report, North Carolina Report, South Carolina Report
Author(s): Carolyn McAllaster, Gabrielle Goodrow
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Duke University, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative
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Developing FAITHH: Methods to Develop a Faith-Based HIV Stigma-Reduction Intervention in the Rural South
Provides an overview of a pilot test of a faith-based intervention to address HIV-related stigma in rural Alabama. Discusses the factors that contribute to HIV stigma among African-Americans in the South.
Author(s): Erin L.P. Bradley, Madeline Y. Sutton, Eric Cooks, et al.
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 19(5), 730-740
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Trajectory Classes of Cannabis Use and Heavy Drinking among Rural African American Adolescents: Multilevel Predictors of Class Membership
Presents a study on cannabis and alcohol use among African American youth in rural Georgia. Features data assessments over nine years beginning when the participants are 16 and ending when they are 25 and looks a perceived stress and other psychological risk factors.
Author(s): Allen W. Barton, Gene. H. Brody, Tamika C. B. Zapolski, et al.
Citation: Addiction, 113(8), 1439-1449
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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