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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Women

Paducah, KY, Women's Center Brings Urban Services to Rural Areas
Profiles a patient-centered women's health facility which serves a high proportion of rural clientele. Highlights the center's emphasis on comprehensive, high-quality diagnostic services and prompt treatment for all who need it, regardless of ability to pay.
Author(s): Pamela Schaeffer
Citation: Health Progress, 91(5)
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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Female Life Expectancy by County
Printable map that shows the life expectancy of females nationwide by county. Data source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2010.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medicaid: Source of Screening Affects Women's Eligibility for Coverage of Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment in Some States
Examines data on women screened for breast or cervical cancer through the Early Detection Program, how states have implemented the Treatment Act, and related data on Medicaid enrollment and spending. Contains several case studies, including one addressing rural access to early detection programs and treatment resources for breast and cervical cancer.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Trends in Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Practices Among Women in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States
Examines prevalence of and trends in mammography and Pap smear screening among adults living in rural and urban locations. Includes data by race, age, education, and income.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Mark P. Doescher, J. Elizabeth Jackson
Date: 08/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Impact of Medicaid Managed Care, Race/Ethnicity, and Rural/Urban Residence on Potentially Avoidable Maternity Complications: A Five-State Multi-level Analysis
Reports findings from a study that examined pregnancy-related complications using Potentially Avoidable Maternity Complications as an indicator of access. Analyzes pregnancy complication risks among women receiving Medicaid, looking at rural/urban hospital location, race/ethnicity of the mother, and Medicaid managed care (MMC) compared to Medicaid fee-for-service (MFFS).
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Sarah B. Laditka, James N. Laditka, Kevin J. Bennett, Janice C. Probst
Date: 12/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Unspoken Crimes: Sexual Assault in Rural America
A report focused on sexual assault from a rural perspective. Includes barriers to reporting and services, data and statistics, challenges for rural advocates and law enforcement officials, and examples of programs that have been successful in rural communities.
Author(s): Susan H. Lewis
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
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Perinatal and Infant Health Among Rural and Urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
Provides a national profile of rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) maternal and infant health.
Author(s): Laura-Mae Baldwin, David C. Grossman, Susan Casey, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 92(9), 1491-1497
Date: 09/2002
Type: Document
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The Influence of Rural Residence on the Use of Preventive Health Care Services
Study based on 1997 and 1999 data of the utilization of specific preventive healthcare services by rural women and men. Assesses the impact of rural residence, the availability of health care providers and technology, demographic factors, and health insurance status on the likelihood of obtaining the following preventive health care services: blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, colon cancer screening, Pap smears, mammograms, flu shots, and pneumonia vaccinations.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Kathleen Thiede Call, Jill Klingner
Date: 11/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Stress Management for Women Farmers and Ranchers
Focuses on farm-related stress. Discusses general factors that impact all farmers and sources of stress specific to women farmers and ranchers working in the male-dominated field of agriculture. Discusses constructive ways to deal with stress and the role of social networks in stress management.
Author(s): Kristin Reynolds
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of California Small Farm Program
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Ag Health Risk Assessment Tool (AgHRA)
Self-assessment tool for farmers and ranchers focused on physical and mental health. Identifies steps to help reduce health risks. Includes a version specific to women.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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