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Resources by Topic: The South

Acceptability of HIV Testing Sites Among Rural and Urban African Americans Who Use Cocaine
Focuses on rural versus urban African-American cocaine users in Arkansas and their views of different types of HIV testing sites. Compares the acceptability of testing at local health departments, clinics, community health centers, and more.
Author(s): D. Keith Branham, Tyrone F. Borders, Katharine E. Stewart, Geoffrey M. Curran, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: AIDS and Behavior, 21(2), 576-586
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
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Understanding the Importance of Medical Student Clerkships in Poor Health Outcome Regions Served by Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Impoverished Locations of Southern United States
Highlights the importance of Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in providing valuable community-based training for health professional students intending to work in rural or underserved areas to help them understand the factors and the barriers affecting positive health outcomes. Discusses how training or clerkships in areas such as the Southern Black Belt can bridge the gap between healthcare professionals and diverse patient populations.
Author(s): Ashruta Patel
Citation: Archives of Public Health, 75(7)
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
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Over Tea, South Carolina Girls Learn about Healthy Decisions
Highlights South Carolina's Tea Time with Teens, a program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy by bringing together community leaders, mothers, and daughters to build life skills and make healthy decisions.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Community-Developed, Culturally-Based Palliative Care Program for African American and White Rural Elders with a Life-Limiting Illness: A Program By The Community for the Community
Describes the development of a culturally-based palliative care program in Beaufort, South Carolina. Discusses different preferences for care between African American and White focus group participants, such as the involvement of family members and the role of hospice and palliative care.
Author(s): Ronit Elk
Citation: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 7(1), 36-40
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Connection Between Depression and Inability to Fill Prescriptions in Rural FQHC Patients with Chronic Disease
Examines rates of depression among 438 patients with hypertension or diabetes at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the rural South. Also explores whether inability to afford prescription medicines within the previous 12 months is a predictor of depression in these patients. Includes statistics with breakdowns by race or ethnicity, gender, education, employment status, income, chronic condition, and history of mental illness.
Author(s): K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, K. Nikki Barefoot
Citation: Rural Mental Health, 40(2), 113-123
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
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Providing Patients with Access to Nutritious Food
Highlights a variety of programs that are helping ensure rural patients have access to healthy food. Features a Critical Access Hospital in Massachusetts, a fruit and vegetable prescription program in Maine, and a research-based heart health initiative in North Carolina.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Climate Justice in Rural Southeastern United States: A Review of Climate Change Impacts and Effects on Human Health
Reviews the literature from 2010 to 2015 regarding the health effects due to climate change on vulnerable populations in the rural Southeastern part of the U.S. Offers suggestions for climate change mitigation in this region at the local, regional, and national level.
Author(s): Kristie S. Gutierrez, Catherine E. LePrevost
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 189
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Higher Motivation for Weight Loss in African American than Caucasian Rural Patients with Hypertension and/or Diabetes
Examines the motivation for exercise and weight loss for patients with chronic disease in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the rural South. Focuses on differences by race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Jacob Warren, Bryant Smalley, Nikki Barefoot
Citation: Ethnicity & Disease, 26(1), 77-84
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Bringing Community and Academic Scholars Together to Facilitate and Conduct Authentic Community Based Participatory Research: Project UNITED
Offers an overview of a community based participatory research (CBPR) grant proposal and a comprehensive CBPR obesity-related program to facilitate and promote collaboration between academic researchers and a community to address obesity-related health disparities, primarily among African American communities in the rural South.
Author(s): Dwight Lewis Jr., Lea Yerby, Melanie Tucker, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1), 35
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Ethnic Identity Attachment and Motivation for Weight Loss and Exercise Among Rural, Overweight, African-American Women
Reports the results of a survey and assessment examining motivation for weight loss and exercise in overweight African American women in the South, specifically exploring connections with ethnicity and rurality. Includes a discussion of racial identity, rural influence, and chronic disease diagnosis.
Author(s): K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob Warren, Sydney McClendon, Wilburn Peacock, Marisol Caro
Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health, 9(Suppl 1), 95-101
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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