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Mississippi Resources

Transforming Health Care from the Ground Up
Describes two examples of innovation driven by doctors, nurses, administrators, entrepreneurs, and patients involving a major transformation of healthcare delivery. One example was an initiative developed through the University of Mississippi Medical Center where a telehealth network was created to increase patient access to care in rural areas with a focus on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Author(s): Vijay Govindarajan, Ravi Ramamurti
Citation: Harvard Business Review
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Mental Health Disparities: Appalachian People
Breaks down the mental health disparities across Appalachia. Looks at behavioral health indicators, such as rates of depression, excessive drinking, and suicide, among others, as well as social determinants indicators, such as median household income, poverty, and education, among others.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Psychiatric Association
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Leveraging Research and Philanthropy to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Mississippi Delta
Explores how foundations fund public safety projects, focusing on Phillips County, Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi. Features background on violence and crime in rural areas, including a description of the research literature. Proposes framework for selecting and implementing violence prevention and intervention on the community level.
Author(s): Jessica Saunders, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Samuel Peterson
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Contextualizing Obesity and Diabetes Policy: Exploring a Nested Statistical and Constructivist Approach at the Cross-National and Subnational Government Level in the United States and Brazil
Compares state and rural municipal governments in Mississippi and Brazil in their use of infrastructural resources to facilitate adoption of obesity and diabetes policy.
Author(s): Eduardo J. Gomez
Citation: International Journal of Health Policy Management, 6(11), 639-648.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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Improving Health in the Mississippi Delta through Powerful Engagement
Describes financial, educational, and healthcare challenges experienced by residents in the Mississippi Delta. Discusses the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, a cancer awareness and prevention program working in rural, African American communities to create a network focused on education, outreach, and advocacy related to cancer.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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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.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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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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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
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 16(2), 3813
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 6/10/2021