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Research Products & Journal Articles
Browse the full list of research publications from this Rural Health Research Center.
Products – Freely accessible products include policy briefs, fact sheets, full reports, chartbooks, and interactive data websites.
Journal Articles – Articles in peer-reviewed journals may require a subscription or affiliation with a subscribing library. For these publications, Gateway lists the article citation, a brief summary, a link to additional information and access to the full-text of the article, if available.
Psychosocial Health Status of Persons Seeking Treatment for Exposure to Libby Amphibole Asbestos
A cross-sectional exploratory study was conducted to describe the psychosocial health status of persons seeking healthcare for exposure to Libby amphibole asbestos.
Rural Public Health Policy Models to Address an Evolving Environmental Asbestos Disaster
Describes the history and outcomes of asbestos exposure in the Libby, Montana community and discusses 3 models that provide public health policy insights related to rural health and health care for a community affected by both a sentinel and ongoing environmental event.
Patient Bypass Behavior and Critical Access Hospitals: Implications for Patient Retention
Describes the results of a study to assess the extent of bypass for inpatient care among patients living in Critical Access Hospital (CAH) service areas, and to determine factors associated with bypass, the reasons for bypass, and what CAHs can do to retain patients locally.
Local Public Health at the Crossroads: The Structure of Health Departments in Rural Areas (Issue Brief)
This issue brief provides an overview of findings from a study of the structure of rural local public health departments. It includes policy recommendations.
Local Public Health at the Crossroads: The Structure of Health Departments in Rural Areas (Report)
This report shares the results of a study on the structure of local health departments in rural areas. It includes case studies describing the structure of local health departments in rural areas in six geographically disparate states: Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Improving Care for Mental Health Following Bioterrorism
Describes the need to educate rural primary care providers who will be the frontline providers of mental health services following bioterrorism, given the limited availability of tertiary mental healthcare in rural communities.
PTSD and Substance Use: Unrecognized Sequelae of Bioterrorism in Primary Care Providers
Study looks at rural primary care providers' knowledge of likely mental disorders, their risk factors, and preferred treatment options following a public health emergency.