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Arnold School of Public Health

Current Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Projects

 

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Using the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health, spatial multilevel models will be constructed to estimate county-and Census tract-level rates of childhood obesity in the US. Particular emphasis will be placed on rural areas, for which direct estimates are often unavailable because of small sample sizes in population-based surveys. 

Lead Researcher: Jan M. Eberth, PhD

Anticipated Completion Date: August 2019

This project will examine the current distribution of nurses, subset by educational attainment, across the rural US using data from Census Public Use Microfiles.  Then a survey of the approximately 750 RN-to-BSN educational programs across the US to identify the proportion of programs offering rural content or facilitating rural placement.  

Lead Researcher: Janice C. Probst, PhD

Anticipated Completion Date: August 2019 

The Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan will use a mix of quantitative and qualitative techniques to identify opportunities for improving cancer screening uptake, follow-up of abnormal screening results, and timeliness and quality of treatment received among rural residents in South Carolina. Study methods will include on-site observation of routine care in various rural provider settings, consultations with physicians, insurers and patients, claims based analysis, and mapping of cancer outcomes and healthcare service points.

Lead Researcher: Jan Eberth, PhD

Anticipated Completion Date: Aims 1 and 2 September 2019; Aims 3 and 4 January 2020

Rural Health Research Center teams have not been strongly represented at cancer-focused research meetings. To address this gap, the Rural and Minority Health Research Center will serve as a facilitator for promoting meeting attendance by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy-funded Rural Health Research Centers.

Lead Researcher: Elizabeth Crouch, PhD

Anticipated Completion Date: August 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 


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