Medical-Legal Partnership Addresses Social Determinants of Health
Explores how FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a private, nonprofit healthcare network based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, reduced emergency department utilization and hospital readmission rates systemwide through the use of transitional care clinics (TCCs) and medical-legal partnerships (MLPs). Highlights how addressing non-medical factors can affect health outcomes.
Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Improving Rural Oral Health: Six States' Response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework
Findings brief describing how Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico,
North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have
responded to the Department of Health and Human Services'
2014-2017 goals for advancing oral health in America, with
emphasis on programs available to children. Features
statistics including number of dental insurance companies,
number of public health dental clinics or Federally
Qualified Health Centers providing oral health services,
and number of full-time and part-time dentists and dental
hygienists at these facilities in each of the six states.
Author(s): Amy B. Martin, Janice C. Probst, Karen M. Jones Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
A Multicomponent Quality Improvement Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure and Reduce Racial Disparities in Rural Primary Care Practices
Assesses the effectiveness of a multicomponent practice-based quality improvement (QI) intervention to lower blood pressure of patients with uncontrolled hypertension and to determine if there would be a variation of effectiveness by race. Participants in the project included 525 adults with hypertension, providers and staff of which nearly 70% were African American. The study took place at primary care practices located in Lenoir County, an economically distressed county in Eastern North Carolina.
Author(s): Crystal W. Cené, Jacqueline R. Halladay, Ziya Gizlice, et al. Citation: Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 19(4), 351-360 Date: 04/2017 Type: Document view details
State Variations in the Rural Obstetric Workforce
Illustrates the challenges affecting the obstetric
workforce in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other
rural hospitals having at least 10 births in 2010 by
analyzing data derived from a telephone survey conducted in
9 states. Includes data for each state on hospital and
provider characteristics, and services provided for labor
Author(s): Peiyin Hung, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Michelle M. Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Characteristics of Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Use Rural Health Clinics
Describes the population of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) users from North Carolina, Georgia, California, and Texas to assist in policy making and in research using CMS Medicaid claim data from RHCs and healthcare providers practicing under the RHC program.
Author(s): Marisa Domino, Seth Tyree, Regina Rutledge, et al. Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
Dementia - Capable North Carolina: A Strategic Plan for Addressing Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Presents results from the North Carolina Senate mandated Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Offers recommendations focused on improving statewide awareness and education about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, supporting people with dementia and their families, enhancing services for treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia including those in underserved areas, and improving data collection and research.
Date: 03/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Institute of Medicine view details
The HoMBReS and HoMBReS Por un Cambio Interventions to Reduce HIV Disparities Among Immigrant Hispanic/Latino Men
Describes the Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables (Men Maintaining Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships) (HoMBReS) intervention developed by a community-based, participatory research partnership in North Carolina to address Hispanic/Latino populations in the U.S. who are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Author(s): Scott D. Rhodes, Jami S. Leichliter, Christina J. Sun, Fred R. Bloom Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) - Supplement, 65(1), 51–56 Date: 02/2016 Type: Document view details
Foundation's Place-Based Initiative Focuses on Community Needs
Highlights Healthy Places NC, a Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust program which awards place-based grants to financially-disadvantaged counties in North Carolina to help improve health outcomes.
Author(s): Kate Menzies Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details