Health-related disparities remain a persistent, serious problem across the nation's more than 60 million rural residents. Rural Populations and Health provides an overview of the critical issues surrounding rural health and offers a strong theoretical and evidence-based rationale for rectifying rural health disparities in the United States.
This edited collection includes a comprehensive examination of myriad 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. This textbook offers a review of rural health systems in Colorado, Kentucky, Alabama, and Iowa, and features contributions from key leaders in rural public health throughout the United States.
Rural Populations and Health examines vital health issues such as:
- Health assessment
- Strategies for building rural coalitions
- Promoting rural adolescent health
- Rural food disparities
- Promoting oral health in rural areas
- Physical activity in rural communities
- Preventing farm-related injuries
- Addressing mental health issues
- Cancer prevention and control in rural communities
- Reducing rural tobacco use
Rural Populations and Health is an important resource for students, faculty, and researchers in public health, preventive medicine, public health nursing, social work, and sociology.
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About the Author
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 A&M 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 R. 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 vii
Foreword xiiiCiro V. Sumaya
The Prevention Research Centers Program xv
The Editors xix
The Contributors xxi
Part 1 Rural Communities in Context 1
1 Understanding Rural America: A Public Health Perspective 3Richard A. Crosby, Monica L. Wendel, Robin C. Vanderpool,Baretta R. Casey, Laurel A. Mills
2 Defining Rurality 23L. Gary Hart, Baretta R. Casey
3 History of Rural Public Health in America 39Amy L. Elizondo, Alan Morgan
4 The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America: The ABCDEs51James E. Florence, Robert P. Pack, Jodi Southerland, Randolph F.Wykoff
Part 2 Rural Public Health Systems 73
5 Public Health Systems, Health Policy, and Population-LevelPrevention in Rural America 75Angela L. Carman, F. Douglas Scutchfield
6 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Colorado 95Julie A. Marshall, Lisa N. VanRaemdonck
7 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Kentucky 115Baretta R. Casey
8 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Alabama 135Theresa A. Wynn, Mona N. Fouad
9 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Iowa 151Faryle Nothwehr, Lauren Erickson, Ulrike Schultz
Part 3 Health Partnerships in Rural Communities 169
10 Health Assessment in Rural Communities: A Critical Organizingand Capacity-Building Tool 171James N. Burdine, Heather R. Clark, Lindsay J. Shea, BernardAppiah, Chelsie N. Hollas
11 Strategies for Building Coalitions in Rural Communities191Michelle C. Kegler, Frances D. Butterfoss
12 Capacity Building in Rural Communities 215Monica L. Wendel, Angie Alaniz, Brandy N. Kelly, Heather R.Clark, Kelly N. Drake, Corliss W. Outley, Whitney Garney, KeliDean, Lyndsey Simpson, Britt Allen, Hon. Pam Finke, Teresa Harris,Vicky Jackson, Hon. Dean Player, Albert Ramirez, Hon. MikeSutherland, Camilla Viator, E. Lisako J. McKyer, Julie A. St. John,Kenneth R. McLeroy, James N. Burdine
Part 4 Evidence-Based Practice in Rural Communities 235
13 Promoting Adolescent Health in Rural Communities 237E. Lisako J. McKyer, Corliss W. Outley, Jamilia J. Blake, BrandyN. Kelly
14 Rural Food Disparities: Availability and Accessibility ofHealthy Foods 251Wesley R. Dean, Cassandra M. Johnson, Joseph R. Sharkey
15 Promoting Oral Health in Rural Communities 267Nikki Stone, Baretta R. Casey
16 Physical Activity Promotion in Rural America 287Richard Kozoll, Sally M. Davis
17 Preventing Farm-Related Injuries: The Example of TractorOverturns 303Henry P. Cole, Susan C. Westneat
18 Addressing Mental Health Issues in Rural Areas 323Carly E. McCord, Timothy R. Elliott, Daniel F. Brossart, LindaG. Castillo
19 Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Communities 341Robin C. Vanderpool, Laurel A. Mills
20 Tobacco Use in Rural Populations 357Geri A. Dino, Rose M. Pignataro, Kimberly A. Horn, AndrewAnesetti-Rothermel
What People are Saying About This
“Rural Populations and Health fulfills its purposein providing readers with an orientation to rural community healthand the social determinants that influence it. It would be usefulfor anthropology, sociology, psychology, nursing, health sciences,political science, and certainly public health majors.”—The Journal of Rural Health, Autumn 2013