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Willingness to Participate in At-Home HIV Testing Among Young Adults Who Use Opioids in Rural Appalachia
Explores a study on the willingness of people who use drugs to take at-home HIV tests in rural Appalachian Kentucky. Breaks down data by participant's age, gender, and syringe usage, among others.
Author(s): April M. Ballard, Regine Haardöerfer, Nadya Prood, et al.
Citation: AIDS and Behavior, 25, 699-708
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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The Improved Health Outcomes Program (iHOP): A Unique Model to Promote Provider-Driven Research in a Medicaid Population
Describes the iHOP program, a grant-funded partnership between a Medicaid managed care insurer, the University of Louisville, and healthcare providers in Kentucky. The program operated from 2007-2018 and was designed to address the healthcare needs of Medicaid and uninsured populations across the state. Includes information on specific project initiatives, including those focused on special populations such as refugees, Latinos, and rural individuals.
Author(s): Tara J. Schapmire, Jill Bell, Mark. P. Pfeifer
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(14), 5079
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Geographic Variation in the Structure of Kentucky's Population Health Systems: An Urban, Rural, and Appalachian Comparison
Examines differences in key characteristics of population health systems in Kentucky, using data from a 2018 statewide survey of community networks. Features statistics on implementation of population health activities, with breakdowns by urban, rural non-Appalachian, and rural Appalachian public health jurisdictions.
Author(s): Rachel Hogg-Graham, Angela Carman, Glen P. Mays, Pierre Martin Dominique Zephyr
Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 2(3), 14-25
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Availability of Health Insurance Literacy Resources Fails to Meet Consumer Needs in Rural, Appalachian Communities: Implications for State Medicaid Waivers
Reports on the availability of health system and community‐based programs promoting health insurance literacy and supporting informed consumer healthcare decision making in rural Kentucky. Findings are based on focus groups and interviews conducted with healthcare providers, community health workers, patient navigators, and others primarily serving rural Appalachian counties in the state.
Author(s): Jean Edward, Robin Thompson, Andrea Jaramillo
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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Syringe Service Program Use Among People Who Inject Drugs in Appalachian Kentucky
Explores implementation of a harm reduction program for people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in rural Kentucky. Evaluates the efficacy of a syringe service program at reducing the transmission rates of HIV and HCV among PWIDs in Appalachian Kentucky. Breaks down data by age, gender, and site county, among other measures.
Author(s): Hilary L. Surratt, Amy M. Cowley, Jennifer Gulley, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 110(1), 34-36
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Kentucky's Primary Care Workforce: Current Status and Output of New Trainees, January 2020 Update
Presents data and information about the primary care workforce in Kentucky and trainee pipelines supplying new primary care physicians to Kentucky. Features statistics on expected shortfalls among Kentucky primary care physicians, numbers of primary care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses with breakdowns by practice locations in underserved and rural areas, and ratio of primary care physicians to Kentucky population by county and Health Professional Shortage Areas designation, as of 2018.
Author(s): Kevin A. Pearce, Sydney Thompson, Fran Feltner, R. Brent Wright, Joe E. Kingery
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates
Discusses barriers to vaccination in rural areas and strategies to improve vaccination rates. Features efforts in a Louisiana Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and in rural Kentucky high schools that are increasing vaccination rates.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HIV Testing in 50 Local Jurisdictions Accounting for the Majority of New HIV Diagnoses and Seven States with Disproportionate Occurrence of HIV in Rural Areas, 2016–2017
Reports on HIV testing in 50 local jurisdictions where most new diagnoses of HIV infection in 2016 and 2017 were found and in 7 states with high rural rates of HIV. Includes rural-urban data on HIV testing for Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Kevin P. Delaney, John T. Brooks, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(25), 561-567
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Kentucky Community Fights Back against Cardiovascular Disease
Results of a study conducted in Appalachian Kentucky, exploring a program in which community health workers helped promote healthy eating, physical activity, stress reduction, and other activities to manage risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Resilient Rural America: Southeast Kentucky
Series of articles about the challenges of life in rural southeast Kentucky. Includes discussion of Mountain Moms, an Appalachian Kentucky support group for low-income women who have experienced domestic violence. Part of the Resilient Rural America series.
Author(s): Blake Tommey
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Baptist News Global
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Last Updated: 7/15/2024