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Rural Health Research Gateway Publications

  • CRH Continues Its Mission During COVID-19
    Center for Rural Health (CRH) staff help rural communities, healthcare facilities, and others navigate through COVID-19.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 2020
    Type: Article
  • SAMHSA Leader Talks Behavioral Health with CRH Staff
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration regional director visits with Center for Rural Health staff about behavioral health programs.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: April 2020
    Type: Article
  • Dissemination of Rural Health Research: A Toolkit
    This toolkit aims to assist researchers with disseminating their work among diverse audiences, including health consumers, stakeholders, and policymakers at the local, state, and national levels. The toolkit provides descriptions for multiple modes of dissemination and includes discussion of the purpose of each product, which product is appropriate given the topic and audience, and how to develop each. Effective examples are also provided.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bauman, S.
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Report
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Healthcare Access and Status Among Rural Children
    More than half (56.6%) of all rural counties in the U.S. do not have a pediatrician, which can have a negative effect on the health status of rural children. This recap provides a summary of the research on pediatric health status, health outcomes, and access to care in rural areas.
    Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage Among Rural Children
    This recap examines pediatric insurance coverage, poverty rates, and Medicaid enrollment by race/ethnicity in rural and urban communities. It also presents a summary of the research on the impact of coverage on rural access to care.
    Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Obstetric Services: Access, Workforce, and Impact
    This resource presents current hospital-based obstetric closure rates, characteristics of rural communities without and losing obstetric services, as well as the impact of limited access on maternal and child health.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: April 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: State of Rural Women's Healthcare Utilization and Health Indicators
    Rural women face barriers to accessing preventive health screenings, mental health services, and maternal healthcare. This Recap provides a summary of the research one rural women's utilization of healthcare services, maternal substance use, and other health indicators.
    Author(s): Bauman, S. & Schroeder, S.
    Date: April 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Quality of Care in Rural Hospitals
    This recap looks at hospital quality-of-care measures and the difficulties of developing quality measures, especially for rural hospitals with low patient volumes.
    Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
    While studies discuss the implications of income or age on health-seeking behavior, health status, access, or utilization of care, it is imperative to recognize what this means for older and lower-income rural communities. This recap identifies rural disparities in age, health status, and income.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: November 2018
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
    Examines opioid use in rural communities as well as the perceived need for and use of treatment for opioid use disorder.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2018
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Effects of Rural Hospital Closures
    From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the effects of rural hospital closures.
    Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Hospital Closures
    From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on rural hospital closures.
    Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Behavioral Health
    Rural behavioral health issues are compounded by a lack of access to care, workforce shortages, reimbursement issues, and high rates of uninsured or underinsurance. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on behavioral health.
    Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
    Date: November 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet