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Resources by Topic: The South

Religiosity and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among African American Cocaine Users in the Rural South
Reports on a study investigating the association between religious behavior and sexual behavior among African Americans in rural Arkansas who use cocaine.
Author(s): Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Katharine E. Stewart, Karen H.K. Yeary, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(3), 284-291
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Utility of an Interactive Voice Response System to Assess Antiretroviral Pharmacotherapy Adherence among Substance Users Living with HIV/AIDS in the Rural South
Examines a telephone-based interactive voice response self-monitoring system to measure the likelihood of daily HIV medication adherence and effects on rural substance users living with HIV/AIDS.
Author(s): Jalie A. Tucker, Cathy A. Simpson, Jin Huang, David L. Roth, Katharine E. Stewart
Citation: AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(5), 280-286
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Area-Level Risk Factors for Adverse Birth Outcomes: Trends in Urban and Rural Settings
Examines whether adverse birth outcomes trends were associated with ZIP code-level percent poverty or percent African-American population, based on a study of Alabama birth records from 1990-2010. Includes data on preterm birth and low birth weight by level of rurality and population density. Includes data on adverse birth outcomes by race/ethnicity, age, education level, and payment method.
Author(s): Shia T. Kent, Leslie A. McClure, Ben F. Zaitchik, Julia M. Gohlke
Citation: BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 13, 129
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Comparison of Enrollment Rates of African-American Families Into a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Trial Using Two Recruitment Strategies in Urban and Rural Settings
Describes results from using two recruitment approaches targeting rural and urban African-American elementary school families in the South for enrollment in a tobacco prevention program. The intervention used the Facilitate, Open and transparent communication, Shared benefits, Team and tailored, Educate bilaterally, and Relationships, realistic and rewards (FOSTER) approach, which is based on community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles.
Author(s): Martha S. Tingen, Jeannette O. Andrews, Janie Heath, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(4), e91–e100
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Qualitative Analysis of Provider Barriers and Solutions to HIV Testing for Substance Users in a Small, Largely Rural Southern State
Reports on a study, completed in Arkansas, to recognize any challenges to integrating HIV testing with substance abuse treatment for rural drug users from the perceptions of the service providers.
Author(s): Patricia B. Wright, Geoffrey M. Curran, Katharine E. Stewart, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(4), 2013
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Health Risk Behaviors in Insured and Uninsured Community Health Center Patients in the Rural US South
Examines the most common risk-taking behaviors of rural patients of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and if risk-taking behaviors vary between insured and uninsured patients.
Author(s): K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob Warren, Jeffrey Klibert
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(4), 2123
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
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Smoke-Free Policies at Home, Church, and Work: Smoking Levels and Recent Quit Attempts Among a Southeastern Rural Population, 2007
Examines the effect of smoke-free policies and social support for quitting smoking in the home, at church, and at work for rural African American and White people in 4 Georgia counties.
Author(s): Carla Berg, Deanne W. Swan, Michelle C. Kegler, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
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Social Determinants of Health Among African Americans in a Rural Community in the Deep South: An Ecological Exploration
Reports on a study that identified potential social determinants of health among African Americans in a rural community in the Deep South.
Author(s): Alison Scott, Rebecca Wilson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(1), 1634
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
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AHEAD: America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard
Presents information on HIV data at the state level across the U.S. as well as at the county level in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) priority areas and select rural counties in the South with high HIV transmission. Includes public health data such as 6 HIV indicators by geographic location, such as incidence, status, diagnosis, medical care, viral suppression, and PrEP coverage.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Arkansas Rural Health Insights
Provides information on rural healthcare in Arkansas and surrounding areas, including a map of rural hospital closures in Southern states, changes in rural-urban population in the state, policy recommendations, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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