Inequities in Physical Activity Environments and Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Rural Communities
Examines access to physical activity (PA) environments in 3 rural counties in Georgia. Analyzes 2019 survey data from 728 participants in relation to leisure-time PA, walking and biking for transport, and perceived PA environments with data broken down by race, household income, and neighborhood rurality.
Author(s): Michelle C. Kegler, Nicole Gauthreaux, April Hermstad, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Evaluating Access to Pediatric Dental Care in the Southeast States
Analyzed 2019 American Community Survey data to evaluate dental care access for children in 10 southeastern states. Considers insurance type and rurality. Makes recommendations for policymakers considering interventions. Note the abstract to the publisher's final edited version of this article.
Author(s): Nicoleta Serban, Simin Ma, Katrine Pospichel, Lisha Yang Citation: The Journal of the American Dental Association, 153(4), 330-341 Date: 04/2022 Type: Document view details
HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Deep South: Trends from 2008-2019
Report examining disparities in HIV/AIDS diagnosis rates, mortality, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, federal funding, demographics, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the South, including rural HIV disparities.
Author(s): Susan S. Reif, Haley Cooper, Molly Warren, Elena Wilson Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Southern AIDS Coalition view details
Association of the Neighborhood Built Environment with Incident and Prevalent Depression in the Rural South
Shares the results of a study examining if the built environment is associated with depression for residents living in Washington Parish, Louisiana in the rural South. Examines if observed associations between rural built environments and depression can be mitigated by physical activity. Table 1 details the demographic characteristics of the rural study population.
Author(s): Christopher E. Anderson, Stephanie T. Broyles, Maeve E. Wallace, Lydia A. Bazzano, Jeanette Gustat Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 200605 Date: 07/2021 Type: Document view details
Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement view details
Evolving Roles of Rural Hospitals: Evidence from Pandemic Experiences
Slides presented at the 2021 Southern Legislative Conference annual meeting. Presents data on the spread of COVID-19 in rural communities over time and compares confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths in urban and rural counties in the southern states. Highlights how state policies can invest in and support rural hospitals.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute view details