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

Frontier residents’ perception of health care access

Raymond Joshua Smith, 2008. This study’s purpose was to better understand frontier residents’ perceptions of access to health care. Specific aims were to (a) explore frontier residents’ health care access resources, (b) investigate frontier residents’ utilization of health care services, … Continue reading

Successful Strategies That Improve the Health Care Systems and the Economic Health of Communities with Diverse Populations: the ABCDs and Leadership Approach

Louise Pocock, 2008. Louise Pocock of the National Center for Frontier Communities gave a presentation at the National Rural Health Association’s annual Minority and Multicultural Health Conference, which took place December 10-12, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The session was … Continue reading

Health Care Challenges Abundant in the Alaskan Frontier

Candi Helseth, Rural Assistance Center, 2007. Discusses health care workforce shortages in Alaska’s Wrangell and Petersburg frontier communities. Highlights Alaska’s Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), which serves the state’s Native population, using more than 550 Community Health Aides/Practitioners, employed by … Continue reading