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This book provides an overview of rural health in a social disparities framework, providing a strong theoretical and evidence-based rationale for rectifying rural health disparities in the U.S. The book includes a comprehensive examination of critical issues in rural health, and rural health care services, as well as a road map for reducing disparities, building capacity and collaboration, and applying prevention research in rural areas. Also included are a diverse set of case studies designed to illustrate effective strategies for eliminating disparities and preventing public health problems in rural America. This important resource is written for for students, faculty, and researchers in public health, preventive medicine, public health nursing, social work, and sociology.

Author Biography

Richard A. Crosby, PhD, is the DDI Endowed Professor of Health Behavior in the Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky. Monica L. Wendel, DrPH, MA, is assistant dean for community health systems innovation and director, Center for Community Health Development, Texas AM Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health. Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky. Baretta K. Casey, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a professor in the Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresp. vii
Forewordp. xiii
The Prevention Research Centers Programp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
The Editorsp. xix
The Contributorsp. xxi
Rural Communities in Contextp. 1
Understanding Rural America: A Public Health Perspectivep. 3
Defining Ruralityp. 23
History of Rural Public Health in Americap. 39
The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America: The ABCDEsp. 51
Rural Public Health Systemsp. 73
Public Health Systems, Health Policy, and Population-Level Prevention in Rural Americap. 75
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Coloradop. 95
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Kentuckyp. 115
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Alabamap. 135
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Iowap. 151
Health Partnerships in Rural Communitiesp. 169
Health Assessment in Rural Communities: A Critical Organizing and Capacity-Building Toolp. 171
Strategies for Building Coalitions in Rural Communitiesp. 191
Capacity Building in Rural Communitiesp. 215
Evidence-Based Practice in Rural Communitiesp. 235
Promoting Adolescent Health in Rural Communitiesp. 237
Rural Food Disparities: Availability and Accessibility of Healthy Foodsp. 251
Promoting Oral Health in Rural Communitiesp. 267
Physical Activity Promotion in Rural Americap. 287
Preventing Farm-Related Injuries: The Example of Tractor Overturnsp. 303
Addressing Mental Health Issues in Rural Areasp. 323
Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Communitiesp. 341
Tobacco Use in Rural Populationsp. 357
Indexp. 377
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