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

Frontier America’s Health System Challenges and Population Health Outcomes

Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, and Bettye A. Apenteng, 2013. The objective of this cross-sectional descriptive study was to examine and compare the county-level characteristics including demographic factors, health system factors, and population health outcomes of frontier and nonfrontier counties in … Continue reading

The Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) rural demonstration project: a symptom-based approach for serving older veterans in remote geographical settings

Luptak et. al, 2010. Innovative healthcare delivery strategies are needed to address the healthcare needs of the 3.5 million older veterans living in US rural areas who face unique healthcare delivery challenges, including transportation barriers, poverty, and limited access to health … Continue reading