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Longitudinal Analysis of Nut-Inclusive Diets and Body Mass Index Among Overweight and Obese African American Women Living in Rural Alabama and Mississippi, 2011-2013
Results of a weight loss intervention among 383 overweight women in 8 rural counties, comparing intake of nuts and other obesity-related foods with body mass index (BMI), over a 24-month period. Features statistics including income, education, and rates of consumption of various foods.
Author(s): Samara R. Sterling, Brenda Bertrand, Suzanne Judd, et al.
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey
Provides state and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Delta Health Alliance: Delta Futures Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
Describes a program promoting evidence-based, medically accurate public school curricula scheduled to be implemented in all 18 Mississippi Delta rural counties.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Mississippi
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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North Sunflower Medical Center Successfully Addressing Chronic Care Management
Documents North Sunflower Medical Center's (NSMC) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project, particularly in the areas of discharge planning and follow-up, placing patients in the correct level of care, and chronic disease management. NSMC is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Ruleville, Mississippi.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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I Got You: Healthy Life Choices for Teens (IGU)
Video featuring I Got You: Healthy Life Choices for Teens (IGU), an outreach program working to improve the mental health of students in Mississippi. Features program leaders and participating students sharing stories of how IGU is making a difference.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Career Expectancy of Physicians Active in Patient Care: Evidence from Mississippi
Reports on a study analyzing Mississippi’s physician populations based on specialty care, gender, race and urban/rural practice to determine the average length of time physicians practice in the state.
Author(s): Jamie Boydstun, J.S. Cossman
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 16, 3813
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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The Impact of Preventive Screening Resource Distribution on Geographic and Population-based Disparities in Colorectal Cancer in Mississippi
Reports on a study examining the geographic distribution and resulting disparities of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening resources and CRC outcomes in rural and urban Mississippi.
Author(s): Fazlay S. Faruque, Xu Zhang, Elizabeth N. Nichols, et al.
Location: BMC Research Notes, 8, 423
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Testimony by Kristi Henderson, University of Mississippi Medical Center, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Testimony presented at a May 7, 2015 Labor-HHS Subcommittee hearing on rural health. Discusses how telehealth is improving healthcare in rural communities. Includes examples of telehealth across the nation, with more in-depth information about the telehealth services available to rural Mississippi through the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Center for Telehealth.
Author(s): Kristi Henderson
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Appropriations
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Mississippi State Rural Health Plan
Describes plans for implementing and developing healthcare services, provides a definition for rural areas of the state, and defines rural facilities. Includes demographic statistics and core health indicators.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health
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The CHANGE Study: A Healthy-Lifestyles Intervention to Improve Rural Children’s Diet Quality
Describes the Creating Healthy, Active and Nurturing Growing-Up Environments (CHANGE) study. CHANGE is a community- and school-based intervention used to assess the quality of students' diets with the goal of preventing unhealthy weight gain among rural school-aged children.
Author(s): Juliana F. W. Cohen, Vivica I. Kraak, Silvina F. Choumenkovitch, Raymond R. Hyatt, Christina D. Economos
Location: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(1)
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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State Auditor Releases Financial Assessment of Publicly Owned Rural Hospitals in Mississippi
Contains a study of Mississippi’s publicly owned, rural hospitals’ financial health.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Nurse Practitioner Home-Based Program for the Rural Homebound Elderly and Disabled Population
Describes the Golden Triangle Geriatric Collaborative, a home call program to service the homebound elderly and disabled population in rural areas of Mississippi's Golden Triangle.
Author(s): Mary Atkinson Smith
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi Rural Health Association
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Rural and Minority MDs in Mississippi: An Overview
Synthesizes findings and qualitative data from interviews with Mississippi physicians who served in rural areas and Health Professional Shortage Areas in Mississippi.
Author(s): Jeralynn Cossman, Debra Street
Date: 08/2009
Type: Document
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Mississippi Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Mississippi
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Mississippi - Crossroads
Quarterly publication of the Mississippi Rural Health Association.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi Rural Health Association
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Mississippi QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Mississippi KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Mississippi State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 11/13/2017