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Finding and Keeping Health Care Providers in Rural Communities: Culture Change in Recruitment at Rural Health Group
Discusses the importance of developing a team-based, patient-centered care culture that emphasizes relational, interpersonal, and leadership skills as a method for the effective recruitment of healthcare providers in rural communities.
Author(s): Brian O. Harris
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 76(1), 29-33
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Providing Whole-Person Care: Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care
Discusses how a patient-centered medical home in rural North Carolina is integrating primary care with mental health treatment to meet the core health needs of patients, while recognizing the need for making referrals to specialty care for more severe mental illness. Also discusses the benefits of telebehavioral health.
Author(s): Jan Sweet Freeman
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 1(76), 24-28
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Rural Health Care: Redefining Access
Discusses collaboration, recruitment and retention, providing specialty services and quality of care as methods to strengthen the health of North Carolina's rural communities.
Author(s): Chris Collins
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 76(1), 20-23
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Physicians Providing Leadership for Rural Communities
Identifies ways in which physicians can address unfavorable child outcomes (e.g. unplanned pregnancy, tobacco addiction, mental health disorders) by working with other groups and forming coalitions within the rural community.
Author(s): David T. Tayloe Jr
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 76(1), 31-32
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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A Cross-Sectional Study of Stressors Among Farmers in Eastern North Carolina
A study identifying stressors among farmers in North Carolina as a method in the development of targeted strategies and services to reduce stress and improve health outcomes.
Author(s): Gregory D. Kearney, Ann P. Rafferty, Lauren R. Hendricks, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 75(6), 384-392
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
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Disparities in Obesity Among Rural and Urban Residents in a Health Disparate Region
Reports on a community-based study to measure and compare the current levels of obesity and associated lifestyle behaviors of physical activity and diets of fruits and vegetables among rural and urban residents in south central Virginia and north central North Carolina.
Author(s): Jennie L Hill, Wen You, Jamie M Zoellner
Citation: BMC Public Health, 2014(14), 1051
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Care: The Role of Obstetric Nurse Coordinators in North Carolina
A case study describing how nurses are helping improve prenatal care for high-risk pregnant women via North Carolina's statewide Medicaid Pregnancy Medical Home (PMH) program. Includes a section on support for rural practices participating in the PMH program.
Author(s): Mary Takach, Rachel Yalowich
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP Public Policy Institute, National Academy for State Health Policy
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North Carolina Rural Health Action Plan: A Report of the NCIOM Task Force on Rural Health
Contains the North Carolina rural health action plan to improve rural health outcomes and identifies six key strategies at the state and local levels to address rural health disparities. See also: 2018 Update on Priority Strategies.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine
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Improving the Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Through Self-Assessment (NAP SACC) in Rural Area Child Care Centers in North Carolina
Presents results from a study designed to determine if rural child care centers in western North Carolina meet recommendations for nutrition and physical activity. Also examines whether focusing on nutrition and physical activity is effective in improving the center environment, and if differences exist between school-affiliated and unaffiliated care centers.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Battista, Hillary Oakley, Melissa S. Weddell, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine, 67(S1), S10-S16
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Farmers' Market Use Is Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Diverse Southern Rural Communities
Examines the socio-demographic characteristics of farmers market participants, the barriers and facilitators to farmers market shopping in southern rural communities, and the associations between farmers market use with fruit and vegetable consumption and body mass index (BMI). Seeks to assess the potential for using farmers markets to increase access to and the consumption of fruits and vegetables in rural areas.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Alison Gustafson, Qiang Wu, et al.
Citation: Nutrition Journal, 13(1)
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 9/16/2022