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Completed Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Projects

       
Creating County Level Estimates of Childhood Obesity in the U.S.: A Spatial Multilevel Modeling Approach Manuscript/Estimates of Childhood Overweight and Obesity at the Region, State, and County Levels: A Multilevel Small Area Estimation Approach 2021  

Identification of High-Need Rural Counties Lacking an FQHC Presence

Fact Sheet/Identification of Rural Communities with Limited Access to Safety Net Health Care Providers 2021  

Impacts of Rural Hospital Closures on Community Health Outcomes and Access to Care

Brief/Changes in Socioeconomic Mix and Health Outcomes in Rural Counties with Hospital Closures, 2005-2018 2021  
 Research Alert: November 10, 2020 Fact Sheet/Rural-Urban Differences in Hospital Payer Mix in 2017 2020  

Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan

Fact Sheet/Rural and Racial Disparities In Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality In South Carolina 1996 – 2016 [PDF] 2020  

Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan

Fact Sheet/Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination Disparities In South Carolina [PDF] 2020  

Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan

Fact Sheet/Access to Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs for Underserved Populations in South Carolina [PDF] 2020  

Promotion of Rural Health Research Center Attendance at Cancer-Related Meetings

 Fact Sheet/2018-2019 Travel Grant Program [PDF] 2020  

Rural Nursing Workforce: Current Educational Characteristics and Options for Improvement

Brief/RN-to-BSN Programs: Challenges for Rural Nurse Education [PDF] 2019  

Rural Nursing Workforce: Current Educational Characteristics and Options for Improvement

Brief/Rural Registered Nurses: Educational Preparation, Workplace, and Salary [PDF] 2019  

Identifying Obesogenic Communities in the U.S.: An Urban-Rural Comparison

Brief/Development of Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index [PDF] 2019  

Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Rural Ambulatory Care Practice among Registered Nurses

Brief/Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Rural Nursing Practice [PDF] 2019  

Social Determinants of Health among Minority Populations in Rural America

Brief/Social Determinants of Health among the Rural African America Population [PDF] 2019  

Social Determinants of Health among Minority Populations in Rural America

Brief/Social Determinants of Health among the Rural Hispanic Population [PDF] 2019  

Social Determinants of Health among Minority Populations in Rural America

Brief/Social Determinants of Health among Rural American Indian and Alaska Native Populations [PDF] 2019  

Social Determinants of Health among Minority Populations in Rural America

Brief/Social Determinants of Health among Rural Asian and Pacific Islander Populations [PDF] 2019  

Identification of High-Need Rural Counties Lacking an FQHC Presence

Brief/Identification of High-Need Rural Counties to Assist in Resource Location Planning[PDF] 2019  

Identification of High-Need Rural Counties Lacking an FQHC Presence

Brief/Identification of High-Need Rural Counties to Assist in Resource Location Planning for Primary Care[PDF] 2019  

For Amber "Waives" of Grain: The Impact of Medicaid Managed Care Waiver Programs on Care Choices in Rural America

Brief/Medicaid Managed Care and the Rural Exception: A Review of Issues and Perspectives from the Field[PDF] 2018  

Characteristics and Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients

Brief/Characteristics of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States[PDF]

2018

 

Characteristics and Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients

Brief/Health Care Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States [PDF]

2018

 

ESRD Facility Characteristics by Rurality and Risk of Closure

Brief/ESRD Facility Characteristics by Rurality and Risk of Closure [PDF]

 

2017

 

Disparities in Access to Oral Health Care Among Rural Children: Current Status and Models for Innovation

Brief/Trends in Rural Children’s Oral Health and Access to Care [PDF]

2017

 

Disparities in Access to Oral Health Care Among Rural Children: Current Status and Models for Innovation 

Brief/Improving Rural Oral Health: Six States’ Response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework [PDF]

2017

 

Rural-Urban Differences in Medicare Service Use and Expenditures in the Last Six Months of Life

Brief/Rural-Urban Differences in Medicare Service Use in the Last Six Months of Life [PDF]

2017

 

Rural-Urban Differences in Medicare Service Use and Expenditures in the Last Six Months of Life 

Brief/Differences in Medicare Service Use in the Last Six Months of Life among Rural and Urban Dual – Eligible Beneficiaries [PDF] 

2017

 

Transitions of Care Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries: The Care Continuum

Brief/Transitions in Care among Rural Residents with Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia [PDF]

2017

 

Trends in Rural Children's Health and Access to Care

Brief/Chartbook: Trends in Rural Children’s Health and Access to Care [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Trends in Rural Children's Health and Access to Care [PDF]

2017

 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Bypass Behavior and Outcomes 

Brief/Colonoscopy Access and Utilization – Rural Disparities in the Carolinas, 2001- 2010 [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Colonoscopy Access and Utilization – Rural Disparities in the Carolinas, 2001- 2010 [PDF]

2016

 

Identification of Highly Vulnerable Counties: The Intersection of Race, Poverty, and Health Care Resources 

Brief/Vulnerable Rural Counties: The Changing Rural Landscape, 2000–2010 [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Vulnerable Rural Counties: The Changing Rural Landscape, 2000–2010 [PDF]

2016

 

Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance Among Pre-Retirement Age Adults 

Brief/Looking Ahead: Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Looking Ahead: Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance [PDF]

2016

 

Post-Acute Stroke Care Delivery for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries 

Brief/Post-discharge Rehabilitation Care Delivery for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries with Stroke, 2015 [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Post-discharge Rehabilitation Care Delivery for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries with Stroke, 2015 [PDF]

2015

 

Post-Hospital Transitions in Care Among Dually-Eligible Medicare Beneficiares

Manuscript/Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Condition Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries.

Manuscript/Thirty-Day Readmission Rates Among Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries.

2015 

 

Role of Free Clinics in the Rural Safety Net 

Brief/Free Clinics in the Rural Safety Net, 2014 [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Free Clinics in the Rural Safety Net, 2014 [PDF]

2015

 

Rural Area Deprivation and Hospitalizations Among Children for Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions 

Brief/Area Deprivation is Higher Among Rural Counties—but Not All Rural Counties are Deprived [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Area Deprivation is Higher Among Rural Counties—but Not All Rural Counties are Deprived [PDF]

2015

 

Rural Area Deprivation and Hospitalizations Among Children for Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions 

Brief/The Intersection of Residence and Area Deprivation: The Case of Hospitalizations from Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Among Children [PDF]

Fact Sheet/The Intersection of Residence and Area Deprivation: The Case of Hospitalizations from Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Among Children [PDF]

2015

 

Adequacy of Home Health Care Availability in Rural Counties  

Brief/Home Health Care Agency Availability In Rural Counties [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Home Health Care Agency Availability In Rural Counties [PDF]

2014 

 

Adequacy of Home Health Care Availability in Rural Counties

Manuscript/Poorer Quality Outcomes of Medicare-Certified Home Health Care in Areas With High Levels of Native American/Alaska Native Residents.

Manuscript/Rural Area Deprivation and Hospitalizations Among Children for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions.

2014

 

Characteristics and Utilization Patterns of Rural Dual-Eligible Medicare Beneficiares 

Brief/Characteristics, Utilization Patterns, and Expenditures of Rural Dual Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries [PDF]

2014

 

Intensity of Service Provision for Medicare Beneficiaries Utilizing Home Health Services 

Brief/Intensity of Service Provision for Medicare Beneficiaries Utilizing Home Health Services: A Closer Look at Cerebrovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Joint Replacement [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Intensity of Service Provision for Medicare Beneficiaries Utilizing Home Health Services: A Closer Look at Cerebrovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Joint Replacement [PDF]

2014

 

Profiling Health and Health Resource Availability in U.S. - Mexico Border Counties

Chartbook/Rural Border Health Chartbook II [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Rural Border Health Chartbook II [PDF]

2014

 

Rural and Urban Differences in Case-Mix Among Recipients of Home Health Care 

Brief/Differences in Case-Mix between Rural and Urban Recipients of Home Health Care [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Differences in Case-Mix between Rural and Urban Recipients of Home Health Care [PDF] 

2014

 

Racial and Rural Differences in Cervical Cancer Screening Practices 

Brief/Diffusion of Preventive Innovation: Racial and Rural Differences in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Practices [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Diffusion of Preventive Innovation: Racial and Rural Differences in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Practices [PDF] 

2013 

 

Analysis of State Dental Hygiene Practice Acts and Medicaid Policies for Children's Dental Care: Services Covered and Practitioners Reimbursed 

Brief/State Policy Levers for Addressing Preventive Dental Care Disparities for Rural Children: Medicaid Reimbursement to Non-Dental Clinicians for Fluoride Varnish and Dental Hygiene Supervision in Primary Care Safety Net Settings [PDF]

Fact Sheet/State Policy Levers for Addressing Preventive Dental Care Disparities for Rural Children: Medicaid Reimbursement to Non-Dental Clinicians for Fluoride Varnish and Dental Hygiene Supervision in Primary Care Safety Net Settings [PDF]

2013

 

Dental Sealant Utilization Among Rural and Urban Children

Brief/Dental Sealant Utilization among Rural and Urban Children [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Dental Sealant Utilization among Rural and Urban Children [PDF]

2013

 

Dialysis Availability in Rural America 

Brief/Dialysis Availability in Rural America [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Dialysis Availability in Rural America [PDF]

Manuscript/Geographic disparities in mortality among the end stage renal disease patients: an analysis of the United States Renal Data System, 2007-08. 

2013 

 

Rural Border Chartbook 

Chartbook/Rural Border Health Chartbook [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Rural Border Health Chartbook [PDF]

2013 

 

Rural HIV: Estimated Prevalence of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Rural America 

Brief/HIV/AIDS in Rural America: Prevalence and Service Availability [PDF]

Fact Sheet/HIV/AIDS in Rural America: Prevalence and Service Availability [PDF]

2013

 

Premature Mortality: Potential Role of Health Insurance in Moderating Race/Ethnicity and Rural/Urban Disparities

Manuscript/Higher risk of death in rural blacks and whites than urbanites is related to lower incomes, education, and health coverage.

2011

 

Rapid Research Response on Health Care Reform Issues

Brief/Rural residents lag in preventive services use; Lag increases with service complexity [PDF]

Brief/Update: Independently Owned Pharmacy Closures in Rural America, 2003-2013

 2009

 

Transitions in Care for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes

Brief/Handling the Handoff: Rural and Race-Based Disparities in Post-Hospitalization Follow-up Care among Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Handling the Handoff: Rural and Race-Based Disparities in Post-Hospitalization Follow-up Care among Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes [PDF]

2011

 

Characteristics and Educational Needs of Rural Acute Care Hospital Boards of Directors 

Brief/Is Your Hospital’s Board Prepared to Govern? Rural Acute Care Hospital Boards Of Directors: Education and Development Needed [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Is Your Hospital’s Board Prepared to Govern? Rural Acute Care Hospital Boards Of Directors: Education and Development Needed [PDF]

2010 

 

Diet and Physical Activity as Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity: An Urban and Rural Comparison 

Brief/Diet, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviors as Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity: An Urban and Rural Comparison [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Diet, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviors as Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity: An Urban and Rural Comparison [PDF] 

2010 

 

Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Health of Rural Populations 

Chartbook/Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Rural Minorities Lag on Flu, Pneumonia Immunization [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Progress in Women’s Cancer Screening, But Colon Cancer Lags [PDF]

2008

 
 

Effect of Safety Net Providers on Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalization Rates in Rural Counties

Brief/Community Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Presence Associated with Lower County-Level Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Community Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Presence Associated with Lower County-Level Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions [PDF]

2009

 

Chartbook: Oral Health and Unmet Needs for Dental Care Among Children

Chartbook/Dental Care and Access to Care Among Rural Children: A National and State Portrait [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Dental Care and Access to Care Among Rural Children: A National and State Portrait [PDF]

2009

 

Chartbook: Obesity in Urban and Rural Children

Chartbook/Overweight and Physical Inactivity among Rural Children Aged 10-17: A National and State Portrait [PDF]

Fact Sheet [PDF]

2007

 

Roles of English Proficiency and Area Residence in the Use of Adult Preventive Health Services Among Latino Subgroups

Brief/Use of Preventive Services Among Hispanic Sub-Groups: Does One Size Fit All? [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Use of Preventive Services Among Hispanic Sub-Groups: Does One Size Fit All? [PDF]

2007

 

Mode of Travel and Actual Distance Traveled for Medical or Dental Care by Rural Residents 

Brief/Mode of Travel and Actual Distance Traveled For Medical or Dental Care By Rural and Urban Residents [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Mode of Travel and Actual Distance Traveled For Medical or Dental Care By Rural and Urban Residents [PDF]

2006

 

Rural Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey 

Project Summary/Dentist Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers

Project Summary/Family Physician Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers

Technical Report/HC Survey Report

2005

 

Rural Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey 

Manuscript/Shortages of Medical Personnel at Community Health Centers Implications for Planned Expansion

2005

 

Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Across Rural Populations 

Brief/Depression in Rural Populations: Prevalence, Effects on Life Quality, and Treatment-Seeking Behavior [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Depression in Rural Populations: Prevalence, Effects on Life Quality, and Treatment-Seeking Behavior [PDF]

2005 

 

Diabetes and Hypertension in Rural Hispanics

Manuscript/Rural residence and Hispanic ethnicity: doubly disadvantaged for diabetes?

2006

 

Disability Burdens Among Rural and Urban Older Americans

Brief/Disability Burdens among Older Americans Associated with Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Rural and Urban Areas [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Disability Burdens among Older Americans Associated with Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Rural and Urban Areas [PDF]

2005

 

Effects of Alcohol Use on Educational Attainment and Employment in Rural Youth

Brief/Early Alcohol Use, Rural Residence, and Adulthood Employment [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Early Alcohol Use, Rural Residence, and Adulthood Employment [PDF]

2005

 

Effects of Uninsurance during the Preceding 10 Years on Health Status Among Rural Working Age Adults

Brief/Effects of Uninsurance during the Preceding 10 Years on Health Status among Rural Working Age Adults [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Effects of Uninsurance during the Preceding 10 Years on Health Status among Rural Working Age Adults [PDF]

2005

 

How Rural Hospitals Are Meeting the Needs of Low-English Proficiency Patients 

Brief/Rural Hospitals and Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Rural Hospitals and Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency [PDF]

2005

 

Mental Health Risk Factors, Unmet Needs and Provider Availability for Rural Children

Brief/Mental Health Risk Factors, Unmet Needs, and Provider Availability for Rural Children [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Mental Health Risk Factors, Unmet Needs, and Provider Availability for Rural Children [PDF]

2005 

 

Poverty, Parental Stress, and Violent Disagreements in the Home Among Rural Families 

Brief/Poverty, Stress, and Violent Disagreements in the Home among Rural Families [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Poverty, Stress, and Violent Disagreements in the Home among Rural Families [PDF]

2005

 

Impact of Medicaid Managed Care, Race/Ethnicity, and Rural/Urban Residence on Avoidable Maternity Complications: A Five-State Multi-Level Analysis 

Brief/Impact of Medicaid Managed Care, Race/Ethnicity, and Rural/Urban Residence on Potentially Avoidable Maternity Complications: A Five-State Multi-level Analysis [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Impact of Medicaid Managed Care, Race/Ethnicity, and Rural/Urban Residence on Potentially Avoidable Maternity Complications: A Five-State Multi-level Analysis [PDF]

2004

 

Impact of Medicaid Managed Care, Race/Ethnicity, and Rural/Urban Residence on Avoidable Maternity Complications: A Five-State Multi-Level Analysis  

Manuscript/Racial and ethnic disparities in potentially avoidable delivery complications among pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries in South Carolina. 

2004

 

Teen Violence 

Brief/Violence and Rural Teens Teen Violence, Drug Use, and School-Based Prevention Services in Rural America [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Violence and Rural Teens Teen Violence, Drug Use, and School-Based Prevention Services in Rural America [PDF] 

2005 

 

Trends in Uninsurance Among Rural Minority Children 

Brief/Trends in Uninsurance among Rural Minority Children [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Trends in Uninsurance among Rural Minority Children [PDF]

2005 

 

Adequacy of Ambulatory Care Among Rural African Americans with Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes or Asthma 

Fact Sheet/Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Rural African Americans [PDF]

2003 

 

Assessment of Barriers to the Delivery of Medicare Reimbursed Diabetes Self-Management Education in Rural Areas

Fact Sheet/Barriers to the Delivery of Medicare Reimbursed Diabetes Self-Management Education in Rural Areas [PDF]

2004

 

Emergency Department Use by Medically Indigent Rural Residents

Brief/Emergency Department Use by Medically Indigent Rural Residents [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Emergency Department Use by Medically Indigent Rural Residents [PDF]

2003

 

Insurance Status and Quality of Care for Children in Rural Areas: 1993-2000

Chartbook/Rural Minority Children's Access to and Timeliness of Immunizations: 1993-2001 [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Rural Minority Children's Access to and Timeliness of Immunizations: 1993-2001 [PDF]

2003

 

Resource Mothers: Effect of Home Visitation Program Using Indigenous Paraprofessionals on Maternal-Infant Preventive Services, Modifiable Risk Factors and Health Outcomes

Brief/Development of a Methodology for Assessing the Effect of a Lay Home Visitation Program for Rural High-Risk Women and Infants [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Development of a Methodology for Assessing the Effect of a Lay Home Visitation Program for Rural High-Risk Women and Infants [PDF]

2004 

 

Rural EMS Infrastructure

Brief/Investigating Rural Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Infrastructure A Developmental Methodology for Measuring the Availability of EMS Resources [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Investigating Rural Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Infrastructure A Developmental Methodology for Measuring the Availability of EMS Resources [PDF]

2004

 

Demand for Medical Services Among Previously Uninsured Children: The Role of Rurality

Brief/Demand For Medical Services Among Previously Uninsured Children: The Roles of Race and Rurality [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Demand For Medical Services Among Previously Uninsured Children: The Roles of Race and Rurality [PDF]

2002

 

Rural Minority Health: A Comprehensive Assessment of Health Status, Health Care Utilization and Barriers to Care Among Rural Minorities 

Brief/Minorities in Rural America [PDF] 

2002

 

Rural Minority Health: A Comprehensive Assessment of Health Status, Health Care Utilization and Barriers to Care Among Rural Minorities 

Brief/Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Older Adults [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Older Adults [PDF]

2002 

 

Rural Minority Health: A Comprehensive Assessment of Health Status, Health Care Utilization and Barriers to Care Among Rural Minorities

Brief/Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Children [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Children [PDF]

2002

 

Rural Minority Health: A Comprehensive Assessment of Health Status, Health Care Utilization and Barriers to Care Among Rural Minorities

Brief/Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Working Age Adults [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Working Age Adults [PDF]

2002

 

Rural Minority Health: A Comprehensive Assessment of Health Status, Health Care Utilization and Barriers to Care Among Rural Minorities

Brief/Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Weight, and Weight Control Behaviors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Weight, and Weight Control Behaviors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Diagnostic Risk Factors & Improvement Activities Among Rural African Americans [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Diagnostic Risk Factors & Improvement Activities Among Rural Hispanics [PDF]

2002

 

Rural Minority Health: A Comprenhesive Assessment of Health Status, Health Care Utilization and Barriers to Care Among Rural Minorities

Brief/Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural African Americans [PDF]

Fact Sheet/Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural Hispanics [PDF]

 2002 

 

 


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