Prevalence of Tobacco Use Among Rural-Dwelling Individuals Who Inject Drugs
Research letter describing a study assessing the prevalence of smoking through a multi-site survey of people who inject drugs, conducted during 2018-2019 in rural Wisconsin. Features statistics on participant characteristics.
Author(s): Wajiha Z. Akhtar, Marlon P. Mundt, Ruth Koepke, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(3) Date: 03/2020 Type: Document view details
West Virginia 2020-2022 Substance Use Response Plan
Outlines West Virginia's plan to prevent and treat substance use disorder throughout the state. Details goals for prevention, treatment, research, and the criminal justice system, pertaining to substance use disorder. Also discusses infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV, resulting from substance abuse and misuse.
Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources view details
Tanner Health System: Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Describes "Get Healthy, Eat Well," an initiative by Tanner Health System to promote healthy behaviors in its rural Georgia and Alabama communities. Provides an overview of the framework that guided the network of community partners, school and community interventions, and results of the program. Includes lessons learned and next steps.
Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Factors Associated with Lung Cancer Screening in Urban vs. Rural Individuals at Risk for Lung Cancer
Presentation slides on a study investigating rural/urban
differences in Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) cancer
screening. Study participants included current and former
smokers ages 55-80 with a smoking history of 30 or more
Author(s): Anja Zgodic, Gabriel Benavidez, Whitney Zahnd, Jan Eberth Date: 2020 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Risk Factors and Potentially Preventable Deaths in Rural Communities
Compares rates of potentially avoidable deaths in rural and urban communities and shows how these deaths vary by census region. Features statistics on modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, excessive alcohol use, and obesity, and percent of potentially preventable deaths attributable to specific health conditions, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Mark Holmes, Kristie W. Thompson Date: 10/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
Overall and Cause-specific Mortality in a Cohort of Farmers and Their Spouses
Highlights a study examining the overall mortality rates of farmers and their families that participated in the Agricultural Health Survey in Iowa and North Carolina. Details participants by age, gender, education and smoking status, among other factors. Compares mortality rates to the general population.
Author(s): Srishti Shrestha, Christine G. Parks, Alexander P. Keil, et al. Citation: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 76(9), 632-643 Date: 09/2019 Type: Document view details
Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries
Describes the sociodemographic characteristics, access to healthcare, and health status for Maine's adults with low income and no dependent children using data derived from the 2011-2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, in preparation of Medicaid expansion. Offers recommendations to policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders supporting the effective implementation of Medicaid expansion to address the health needs of potential enrollees.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, Erika Ziller, Barbara Leonard Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy view details
Disparities in Rural Tobacco Use, Smoke-Free Policies, and Tobacco Taxes
Highlights tobacco-related disparities in rural communities such as the prevalence of second-hand smoke, smoke free policies, and taxes on tobacco products. Discusses cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, tobacco industry influence, and best practices for rural communities.
Author(s): Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, Donald R. Miller, Brody Maack Citation: Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(8), 1184-1202 Date: 08/2019 Type: Document view details
Rural Health Research Recap: Healthcare Access and Status Among Rural Children
Provides summaries of research on rural children's health status and outcomes. Features statistics from 2011-2012 on children's health status by geography and insurance type, proportion of children with excellent or very good condition of teeth, and maternal smoking behavior, with breakdowns by urban, large rural, or small rural location.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway view details