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North Carolina Resources

Outreach to New Mothers Through Direct Mail and Email: Recruitment in the Early Check Research Study
Results of a study to evaluate outreach approaches implemented during phase I of a recruitment strategy for Early Check, a statewide newborn screening research study geared toward mothers from North Carolina or South Carolina who gave birth in North Carolina from September 2018 through March 2019. Features statistics with breakdowns including urban or rural residence.
Author(s): Ryan S. Paquin, Megan A. Lewis, Blake A. Harper, et al.
Citation: Clinical and Translational Science, 14(3), 880-889
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Geographic Access to Health Care for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries in Five States: An Update
Describes the provider mix caring for rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries in Alaska, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington, using 2014 data. Examines the quality of care, number of annual visits, and the distances traveled for treatment of several conditions. Compares 2014 data with estimates from 1998, to assess the changes in geographical access to care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated rural locations.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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North Carolina Community Health Center Association - COVID-19 Resources
Provides information and resources for health centers in North Carolina related to COVID-19, including clinical guidance, reimbursement and billing, telehealth, and human resources.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Community Health Center Association
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North Carolina Rural Health Centers Operations Guidance
Provides consolidated resources to help state divisions, community partners, the community at-large, stakeholders, and other entities to understand the State Designated Rural Health Center (SDRHC) Program in North Carolina. Serves to standardize North Carolina SDRHC services and describes strategies to designate new rural health centers, provide additional resources that support effective operations, and transition currently-funded rural health centers when state designation is no longer needed.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Traffic Safety in Appalachia: Final Report
Defines the traffic safety culture in Appalachia and discusses causes of common safety problems in the region, including drug- and alcohol-impaired driving. Explores environmental concerns of Appalachian drivers, such as expansive rural regions, mountainous and curved terrain, and dense forests exposed to extreme weather elements. Includes analysis of Appalachian traffic fatalities, fatal crash data statistics, and an evaluation of the Appalachian Development Highway System as a possible intervention measure for treating traffic safety problems. Also includes a case study of severe crashes in Appalachian North Carolina, featuring statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Additional links: Research Brief
Author(s): Wesley Kumfer, Katherine Harmon, Bo Lan, et al.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Rural, Suburban, and Urban Differences in Chronic Pain and Coping Among Adults in North Carolina: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Uses data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to assess rural, suburban, and urban differences in chronic pain severity, causes, and coping mechanisms used by adults in North Carolina. Provides data and statistics on chronic pain by rurality, age, sex, race/ethnicity, and other characteristics.
Author(s): Ann P. Rafferty, Huabin Luo, Kathleen L. Egan, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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North Carolina Mental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
North Carolina map showing counties with a population or geographic Mental Health HPSA and counties with at least one facility HPSA.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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North Carolina Primary Care - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
North Carolina map showing counties with a population or geographic Primary Care HPSA and counties with at least one facility HPSA.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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North Carolina Dental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
North Carolina map showing counties with a population or geographic Dental Health HPSA and counties with at least one facility HPSA.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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North Carolina Counties Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map showing Health Professional Shortage Areas for primary care, dental health, and/or mental health.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 4/22/2022