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Farmers' Market Challenges in a Rural Setting: A Case Study of the Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market
Highlights challenges experienced by a farmers market in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Describes efforts to build both a customer base and a vendor base.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Advancement Foundation International
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Colonoscopy Access and Utilization - Rural Disparities in the Carolinas, 2001-2010
Describes the geographic distribution of colonoscopy providers, the utilization rate for colonoscopies in urban and rural populations, and the influence of the availability of colonoscopy providers on patients when seeking care in their local area for North and South Carolina using ambulatory surgery discharge data for colonoscopies from 2001-2010.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Michele Josey, Tushar Trivedi, James Hibbert, Janice C. Probst
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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The Reverend's Revolution: A Kid-First Approach to Community Health
Features the work of Reverend Richard Joyner and the Conetoe Family Life Center, a North Carolina nonprofit focused on youth development and improving community health.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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 and delivery.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Longitudinal Assessment of Blood Cholinesterase Activities Over Two Consecutive Years Among Latino Non-farmworkers and Pesticide-Exposed Farmworkers in North Carolina
A pesticide exposure study comparing the total cholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, and acetylcholinesterase of blood samples taken from Latino male farmworkers and Latino male workers with no agricultural pesticide exposure. Compares the differences between farmworkers and non-farmworkers probability of cholinesterase depression.
Author(s): Sara A. Quandt, Carey N. Pope, Haiying Chen, Phillip Summers, Thomas A. Arcury
Citation: Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 57(8), 851-857
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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Perceptions of Housing Conditions Among Migrant Farmworkers and Their Families: Implications for Health, Safety and Social Policy
Provides insight into the housing conditions of migrant farmworkers in North Carolina and its effect on their health and safety.
Author(s): Jessica Keim-Malpass, Chaya R. Spears Johnson, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15(1), 3076
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 9/20/2022