Unequal Lives: The State of Black Women and Families in the Rural South
Analyzes the health and well-being of low-income Black women in nine rural counties across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Identifies barriers to success and economic security, including poverty, low educational attainment, and inadequate access to public infrastructure, healthcare, and more. Includes statistics and demographics for each of the states and counties included in the study.
Date: 07/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative view details
Rural/Urban Residence, Access, and Perceived Need for Treatment among African American Cocaine Users
Reports findings from a study based on surveys from 400 adult African American cocaine users, half from 2 rural counties and half from 1 urban county in Arkansas. Discusses participants' perceived need for drug use treatment, factors predisposing treatment, and socioeconomic factors that enable or discourage treatment.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Brenda M. Booth, Katharine E. Stewart, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 31(1), 98-107 Date: 01/2015 Type: Document view details
Assessing Environmental Support for Better Health: Active Living Opportunity Audits in Rural Communities in the Southern United States
Describes the built environment, policies, and availability
of facilities for physical activity in eight rural
communities, four in Alabama and four in the Mississippi
Delta, to inform diet and physical activity interventions.
Acts as part of a partnership to eliminate cancer health
disparities in the Deep South. Includes community data by
Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) measures, such as
sidewalks, destinations, and walk-ability.
Author(s): Jennifer C. Robinson, Tiffany L. Carson, Erica R. Johnson, et al. Citation: Preventive Medicine, 66, 28-33 Date: 09/2014 Type: Document view details
Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook
Provides key data on the demographic and economic
characteristics of the Southern population as well as their
health status, health insurance coverage, and access to
care. Covers data on citizenship status, age, urban-rural
composition, and income of residents in the South. Offers
data on the number of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally
Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the South.
Author(s): Jessica Stephens, Alexandra Gates, Vann Newkirk, Laura Snyder Date: 06/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: KFF view details
Farmers' Market Use Is Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Diverse Southern Rural Communities
Examines the socio-demographic characteristics of farmers market participants, the barriers and facilitators to farmers market shopping in southern rural communities, and the associations between farmers market use with fruit and vegetable consumption and body mass index (BMI). Seeks to assess the potential for using farmers markets to increase access to and the consumption of fruits and vegetables in rural areas.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Alison Gustafson, Qiang Wu, et al. Citation: Nutrition Journal, 13(1) Date: 2014 Type: Document view details