Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Disparities.
Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 1999–2014
Investigates the differences in metropolitan and
nonmetropolitan regions of the U.S. for the 5 leading
causes of death (heart disease, cancer, unintentional
injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke) by
analyzing and comparing mortality data derived from the
National Vital Statistics System. Discusses the trends in
annual age-adjusted death rates for unintentional injury
for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the U.S.
Supplemental Maps: Figure 5, Supplemental Tables: Figures 2-5
Author(s): Ernest Moy, Macarena C. Garcia, Brigham Bastian, et al. Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(1), 1-8 Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Reducing Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in the Rural United States
Reports on the rural-urban disparities regarding potentially preventable deaths caused by heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD), and stroke for populations less than 80 years of age. Discusses factors impacting the rural-urban gap, and offers suggestions for reducing these disparities and improving health. Updated in a November 2019 report.
Author(s): Macarena C. Garcia, Mark Faul, Greta Massetti, et al. Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(2), 1-7 Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
Identifies elements of effective solutions to advance health equity at the local or community level. Featured examples include the Delta Health Center, a rural Federally Qualified Health Center that uses a community-oriented primary care model to address population health. A brief overview of rural health disparities which includes a discussion on Appalachian health is found on pages 2-19 and 2-20. Appendix A provides a historical and legal context for understanding Native American health disparities.
Author(s): Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Considering Culture: Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color
Examines how culture impacts the effectiveness of
evidence-based practices in communities of color,
suggestions for how that efficacy may be improved, and
options beyond the traditional programs that are proving to
be valuable for the children in those communities.
Discusses the Strong African American Families (SAAF)
program in Georgia and gives a rural perspective to the
Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation view details
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.
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) view details
Disparities in Adolescents' Residence in Neighborhoods Supportive of Physical Activity — United States, 2011–2012
Discusses the connection between adolescents living in neighborhoods that support physical activity (have sidewalks and walking paths, parks, playgrounds, and/or recreation centers) and overall health. Indicates differences in access to neighborhoods supportive of physical activity based on ethnicity and race, income level, parental education level, and rural areas, with recommendations for community-based projects for improvement.
Author(s): Kathleen B. Watson, Carmen D. Harris, Susan A. Carlson, Joan M. Dorn, Janet E. Fulton Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 65(23), 598-601 Date: 06/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details