Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Cancer Prevention and Control Activities in Rural Hospitals
This project aims to understand how rural hospitals perceive and implement evidence-based cancer screening and treatment and related intervention strategies.
Topics: Cancer, Hospitals and clinics, Minority health
Creating County- and Census Tract-Level Estimates of Childhood Obesity in the U.S.: A Spatial Multilevel Modeling Approach
Using the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health, spatial multilevel models will be constructed to estimate county- and Census tract-level rates of childhood obesity in the U.S. Particular emphasis will be placed on rural areas, for which direct estimates are often unavailable because of small sample sizes in population-based surveys.
Topics: Children and adolescents, Obesity
Planning and Pilot Testing of Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention and Control Interventions with Rural Health Clinics
This project will leverage growing collaborative efforts between the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, South Carolina Office of Rural Health, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, and Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare to assess and improve cancer prevention and control among rural South Carolina residents.
Topics: Cancer, Minority health, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan
Detailed research is needed to provide a complex, textured picture of rural healthcare and the ways in which existing federally supported providers can provide adequate services across the continuum of cancer care from prevention through survivorship.
Topics: Cancer, Minority health