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North Carolina Primary Care - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Mental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina County Designation of Core Based Statistical Areas
Color-coded county-level map of metropolitan, micropolitan, and neither metropolitan nor micropolitan central and outlying counties in North Carolina. Indicates areas of high population density. Includes Office of Rural Health rural-urban designations.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Ten-Year Outcomes: Community Health Center/Academic Medicine Partnership for Rural Family Medicine Training
Examines practice characteristics for 25 North Carolina rural pathway graduates from 2012-2022, using data from internal registries and public sources. Identifies rates of postgraduation placement in rural and federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas, and assesses current placements for graduates one year and three years from program completion. Features demographics with breakdowns including rural or nonrural background.
Author(s): Maria Gabriela Castro, Caroline Roberts, Emily M. Hawes, Evan Ashkin, Cristen P. Page
Citation: Family Medicine, 56(3), 185-189
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Farmworker Health Clinics in North Carolina
County-level map showing locations and contact information for farmworker health clinics in North Carolina. Includes text in English and Spanish.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Healthy Places NC: 10 Years That Changed the Way We Work
Reports on 10 years of activities by Healthy Places NC, an initiative focused on health improvement in North Carolina's rural and underserved communities. Discusses planning and implementation, challenges, lessons, case studies, network development and collaboration, and more. Describes the importance of addressing racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities and achieving health equity.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Video: 10 Years of Healthy Places NC
Author(s): Kristen Burwell Naney, Douglas Easterling, Tanya Beer, Mina Silberberg
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
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Rural and Nonrural Racial Variation in Mentally Unhealthy Days: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in North Carolina, 2015–2019
Compares rates at which rural and nonrural Black and White North Carolinians experience days with stress, depression, and problems with emotions, utilizing 2015-2019 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. Discusses social factors which may influence racial mental health disparities in rural areas.
Author(s): Caroline R. Efird, Derrick D. Matthews, Kathryn E. Muessig, et al.
Citation: SSM - Mental Health, 3, 100199
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Cumulative Environmental Quality Is Associated with Breast Cancer Incidence Differentially by Summary Stage and Urbanicity
Identifies associations between environmental factors and breast cancer stages in North Carolina using the Environmental Quality Index (EQI). EQI factors include air, water, land, sociodemographic, and built environments. Includes analysis of urbanicity, race, screenings, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Larisa M. Gearhart-Serna, Brittany A. Mills, Hillary Hsu, et al.
Citation: Scientific Reports, 13, 20301
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Rural Health and Well-Being
A two-part recorded webinar that first discusses social well-being in rural areas and suggested policy and programmatic interventions to improve well-being. Also provides information on the community-based participatory research Health Equity for Rural Mothers and Families Project (HER), which advocates for health equity for pregnant women and new mothers in rural North Carolina.
Additional links: Part 1 Slides, Part 2 Slides
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Sarah E. (Betsy) Bledsoe
Date: 11/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – North Carolina Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in North Carolina in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Last Updated: 4/26/2024