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Resources by Type: Presentation Slides

Objectively Measured Walking and Built Environments in Small Towns and Urban Areas
Compares measured walking behaviors and home neighborhood built environments in a sample of small town and urban residents. Summarizes prior research that assessed the association between the built environment and utilitarian walking in these two different locations separately. Slides from a presentation at the 2015 Active Living Research Conference.
Author(s): Orion Stewart, Anne Vernez Moudon, Brian Saelens, et al.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
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Examining How a Community Coalition Creates and Implements Policy Changes to Promote Physical Activity: The Case of Get Fit Kauai
Explores the process used by a community coalition to create and implement policy changes that impact the built environment in rural Hawaii. Identifies enabling factors and barriers to policy change and implementation, examines the influence of community contexts, and determines ways the coalition can make improvements. Slides from a presentation at the 2015 Active Living Research Conference.
Author(s): Lehua Choy, Bev Brody, Katherine Richards, Jodi Drisko, Jay Maddock
Date: 02/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
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Physical Activity-Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review
Details a systematic literature review to describe physical activity-related policy and environmental strategies being implemented in rural communities and how Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO) evidence-based strategies have been applied. Slides from a presentation at the 2015 Active Living Research Conference.
Author(s): M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Cynthia Perry, Jasmin Sumrall, et al.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
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Generating Rural Options for Weight-Healthy Kids and Communities
Examines supports and barriers to healthy behaviors in rural Nevada. Includes discussions on community readiness to implement obesity prevention programs and recommendations for change. Slides from a presentation at the 2015 Active Living Research Conference.
Author(s): Annie Lindsay, Courtney Coughenour
Date: 02/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada
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Designing and Implementing the Rural Health System of the Future
Slide presentation from the American Hospital Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference discussing the changing face of rural healthcare. Offers recommendations on how best to transition to a high performance rural health system.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 02/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organizations: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Overview of Urban-Rural Classification Schemes Including the 2013 NCHS Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties
Slides from a presentation given at the 2015 National Conference on Health Statistics. Reviews major urban-rural classification schemes, with examples of health data presented using different approaches. Focuses on the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Urban-Rural Classification Scheme.
Author(s): Deborah D. Ingram
Date: 2015
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Changing Patterns in Hospitalization and Inpatient Surgery of Rural and Urban Residents
Slides from a presentation given at the 2015 National Conference on Health Statistics. Describes rural and urban hospital patients, hospitalizations, and procedures, comparing data from 2001 and 2010. Includes information on challenges facing rural hospitals.
Author(s): Marni Hall, Maria F. Owings
Date: 2015
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Trace Regional Hospital Houston, MS: Emergency Room Closure/Conversion Overview
Addresses issues leading to a rural hospital closure in Missouri and the closure process. Discusses the hospital's conversion to a hospital-based Rural Health Clinic and the subsequent results. Slides from a presentation at the November 20, 2014 Georgia Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee meeting.
Date: 11/2014
Type: Presentation Slides
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Freestanding Emergency Department Preliminary Financial Models
Analyzes small hospital financial data in Georgia to develop a preliminary financial model for a freestanding emergency department. Slides from a presentation at the November 20, 2014 Georgia Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee meeting.
Date: 11/2014
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Draffin & Tucker, LLP
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The ACA and Beyond: Public Policy and Marketplace Changes Affecting the Future of Rural Health
Slides from a presentation discussing the changing landscape of rural healthcare. Highlights how Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiatives have led to changes in rural healthcare delivery, particularly in the areas of insurance coverage, public health, quality requirements, and payment and system reform.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 11/2014
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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