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Implementation and Outcomes of the Balanced Living with Diabetes Program Conducted by Cooperative Extension in Rural Communities in Virginia
Shares the results of a study examining a lifestyle management program, Balanced Living with Diabetes (BLD), to address gaps in diabetes education that was implemented by Cooperative Extension System educators in rural Virginia. Includes an analysis of the BLD program outcomes in Table 2 and 3.
Author(s): Carlin Rafie, Kathy Hosig, Sophie G. Wenzel, Shelby Borowski, Kristina A. Jiles, Eleanor Schlenker
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 21(1), 6620
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Virginia's Speech-Language Pathology Workforce: 2021
An overview of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Speech-Language Pathologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of SLPs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Factors Associated With Use of and Satisfaction With Telehealth by Adults in Rural Virginia During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines the use of and satisfaction with telehealth services since March 2020 among 253 survey participants from rural Virginia, and explores the association between demographic and health characteristics, health literacy, internet access, and the odds of using telehealth. Features statistics with breakdowns including race or ethnicity, sex, rural or urban location, insurance status, and broadband access.
Author(s): Maria D. Thomson, Abigail C. Mariani, April R. Williams, Arnethea L. Sutton, Vanessa B. Sheppard
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(8)
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Engaging Rural Communities in Cancer Prevention and Control Research: Development and Preliminary Insights from a Community-Based Research Registry
Discusses the establishment of the Virginia Living Well (VALW) registry in 2018 and the methodology involved to include rural and underrepresented populations in cancer research through community outreach. Includes county-level maps of cancer data in Virginia as well as demographic data on VALW participants broken down by employment, income, insurance status, cancer screening frequency, race, rural versus urban, and more.
Author(s): Maria D. Thomson, April R. Williams, Arnethea L. Sutton, et al.
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 10, 7726–7734
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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Virginia's Licensed Clinical Social Worker Workforce: 2021
An overview of the licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Licensed Clinical Social Worker Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of LCSWs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Licensed Professional Counselor Workforce: 2021
An overview of the licensed professional counselor (LPC) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Licensed Professional Counselor Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of LPCs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Audiologist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the audiologist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Audiologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of audiologists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Licensed Clinical Psychologist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the licensed clinical psychologist (LCP) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Licensed Clinical Psychologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of LCPs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density.
Additional links: All Report Data, All Report Maps, All Report Tables
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Population Reference Bureau
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Characterization of Mental Illness Among US Coal Miners
Describe the prevalence of and risk factors for mental illness among 2,808 active and former coal miners from central Appalachia who received clinical care at Stone Mountain Health Services Black Lung Clinic between 2018-2020. Features statistics with breakdowns by degree of depression, pulmonary risk factors, and length of time spent working as a miner.
Author(s): Drew Harris, Timothy McMurry, Amanda Caughron, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(5)
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 8/5/2022