HIV in the Southern United States
Issue brief discussing the HIV epidemic in the South.
Highlights the increased number of new HIV diagnoses in
suburban and rural areas of the South compared to other
regions in the U.S. Covers factors contributing to the HIV
epidemic in the South and includes information on how to
address these issues in rural communities.
Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
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 view details
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 S. Abbott, Elizabeth H. Slate, Jennifer L. Lemacks Citation: Health Education Research, 34(2), 200-208 Date: 04/2019 Type: Document view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Health Intervention for Rural African Americans in the Southeast
Explores the process of adapting an evidence-based intervention to address factors contributing to cardiovascular disease in African Americans living in the rural southeastern U.S. Uses community-based participatory research via focus groups, interviews, web-based surveys, and weekly meetings with community and academic stakeholders to identify findings and integrate them into the structure of the intervention.
Author(s): Kiana D. Bess, Leah Frerichs, Tiffany Young, et al. Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 13(4), 385-396 Date: 2019 Type: Document view details
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
Author(s): Emily Wavering Corcoran, Sonya Ravindranath Waddell Date: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond view details