The Role of Community Health Centers in Assessing the Social Determinants of Health for Planning and Policy

Sean Bruna et. al, 2014. This article examines the experience of a frontier-based community health center when it utilized the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) for assessing social determinants of health with a local health consortium. … Continue reading

Faculty analysis of distributed medical education in Northern Canadian Aboriginal communities

Geoffrey Hudson and Marion Maar, 2014.  “In 2005 the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Canada implemented the world’s first and (still) only mandatory Aboriginal community placement for all its medical students… Cultural immersion in [rural and remote] Aboriginal communities … Continue reading

Providers’ perceptions of prevalent mental and behavioral health problems: Differences and similarities across urban, rural, and frontier areas.

Theodore W. McDonald et al, 2014. Most research exploring possible differences in the prevalence of mental and behavioral health problems between urban and rural areas has indicated that there are no differences. Unfortunately, most of this research has measured urbanness–ruralness … Continue reading

“How Can You Retire When You Still Got a Kid in School?”: Economics of Raising Grandchildren in Rural Areas

Sandra J. Bailey, Deborah C. Haynes & Bethany L. Letiecq, 2013. Increasingly, grandparents are being called on to rear their grandchildren when parents are unable or unwilling to fulfill their parenting role. These grandparent caregivers often find themselves in an … Continue reading