Rural Populations and Health Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions

ISBN-10: 1118004302
ISBN-13: 9781118004302
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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.

Tables and Figures
Foreword
The Prevention Research Centers Program
Acknowledgments
The Editors
The Contributors
Rural Communities in Context
Understanding Rural America: A Public Health Perspective
Defining Rurality
History of Rural Public Health in America
The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America: The ABCDEs
Rural Public Health Systems
Public Health Systems, Health Policy, and Population-Level Prevention in Rural America
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Colorado
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Kentucky
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Alabama
Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Iowa
Health Partnerships in Rural Communities
Health Assessment in Rural Communities: A Critical Organizing and Capacity-Building Tool
Strategies for Building Coalitions in Rural Communities
Capacity Building in Rural Communities
Evidence-Based Practice in Rural Communities
Promoting Adolescent Health in Rural Communities
Rural Food Disparities: Availability and Accessibility of Healthy Foods
Promoting Oral Health in Rural Communities
Physical Activity Promotion in Rural America
Preventing Farm-Related Injuries: The Example of Tractor Overturns
Addressing Mental Health Issues in Rural Areas
Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Communities
Tobacco Use in Rural Populations
Index

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