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Rural Populations and Health


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Tables and Figures vii Foreword xiii Ciro V. Sumaya The Prevention Research Centers Program xv Acknowledgments xvii The Editors xix The Contributors xxi Part 1 Rural Communities in Context 1 1 Understanding Rural America: A Public Health Perspective 3 Richard A. Crosby, Monica L. Wendel, Robin C. Vanderpool, Baretta R. Casey, Laurel A. Mills 2 Defining Rurality 23 L. Gary Hart, Baretta R. Casey 3 History of Rural Public Health in America 39 Amy L. Elizondo, Alan Morgan 4 The Depth of Rural Health Disparities in America:The ABCDEs 51 James 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-Level Prevention in Rural America 75 Angela L. Carman, F. Douglas Scutchfield 6 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Colorado 95 Julie A. Marshall, Lisa N. VanRaemdonck 7 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Kentucky 115 Baretta R. Casey 8 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Alabama 135 Theresa A. Wynn, Mona N. Fouad 9 Rural Public Health Systems: A View from Iowa 151 Faryle Nothwehr, Lauren Erickson, Ulrike Schultz Part 3 Health Partnerships in Rural Communities 169 10 Health Assessment in Rural Communities: A Critical Organizing and Capacity-Building Tool 171 James N. Burdine, Heather R. Clark, Lindsay J. Shea, Bernard Appiah, Chelsie N. Hollas 11 Strategies for Building Coalitions in Rural Communities 191 Michelle C. Kegler, Frances D. Butterfoss 12 Capacity Building in Rural Communities 215 Monica L. Wendel, Angie Alaniz, Brandy N. Kelly, Heather R. Clark, Kelly N. Drake, Corliss W. Outley, Whitney Garney, Keli Dean, Lyndsey Simpson, Britt Allen, Hon. Pam Finke, Teresa Harris, Vicky Jackson, Hon. Dean Player, Albert Ramirez, Hon. Mike Sutherland, 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 237 E. Lisako J. McKyer, Corliss W. Outley, Jamilia J. Blake, Brandy N. Kelly 14 Rural Food Disparities: Availability and Accessibility of Healthy Foods 251 Wesley R. Dean, Cassandra M. Johnson, Joseph R. Sharkey 15 Promoting Oral Health in Rural Communities 267 Nikki Stone, Baretta R. Casey 16 Physical Activity Promotion in Rural America 287 Richard Kozoll, Sally M. Davis 17 Preventing Farm-Related Injuries: The Example of Tractor Overturns 303 Henry P. Cole, Susan C. Westneat 18 Addressing Mental Health Issues in Rural Areas 323 Carly E. McCord, Timothy R. Elliott, Daniel F. Brossart, Linda G. Castillo 19 Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Communities .341 Robin C. Vanderpool, Laurel A. Mills 20 Tobacco Use in Rural Populations 357 Geri A. Dino, Rose M. Pignataro, Kimberly A. Horn, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel Index 377

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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.


?Rural Populations and Health fulfills its purpose in providing readers with an orientation to rural community health and the social determinants that influence it. It would be useful for anthropology, sociology, psychology, nursing, health sciences, political science, and certainly public health majors.? ?The Journal of Rural Health, Autumn 2013

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