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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.
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 Figures||p. vii|
|The Prevention Research Centers Program||p. xv|
|The Editors||p. xix|
|The Contributors||p. xxi|
|Rural Communities in Context||p. 1|
|Understanding Rural America: A Public Health Perspective||p. 3|
|Defining Rurality||p. 23|
|History of Rural Public Health in America||p. 39|
|The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America: The ABCDEs||p. 51|
|Rural Public Health Systems||p. 73|
|Public Health Systems, Health Policy, and Population-Level Prevention in Rural America||p. 75|
|Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Colorado||p. 95|
|Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Kentucky||p. 115|
|Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Alabama||p. 135|
|Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Iowa||p. 151|
|Health Partnerships in Rural Communities||p. 169|
|Health Assessment in Rural Communities: A Critical Organizing and Capacity-Building Tool||p. 171|
|Strategies for Building Coalitions in Rural Communities||p. 191|
|Capacity Building in Rural Communities||p. 215|
|Evidence-Based Practice in Rural Communities||p. 235|
|Promoting Adolescent Health in Rural Communities||p. 237|
|Rural Food Disparities: Availability and Accessibility of Healthy Foods||p. 251|
|Promoting Oral Health in Rural Communities||p. 267|
|Physical Activity Promotion in Rural America||p. 287|
|Preventing Farm-Related Injuries: The Example of Tractor Overturns||p. 303|
|Addressing Mental Health Issues in Rural Areas||p. 323|
|Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Communities||p. 341|
|Tobacco Use in Rural Populations||p. 357|
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