Larry Gamm, PhD

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 979.458.2244
Fax: 979.458.0656
Email: gamm@srph.tamhsc.edu

Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Texas A&M University
School of Rural Public Health 1266 TAMU
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College Station, TX 77843-1266


Completed Projects - (3)

  • Rural Healthy People 2010 Expansion: Access to Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, and Public Health Infrastructure
    This project expanded the work of Healthy People 2010 by adding three additional chapters and associated models for practice: Access to Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, and Public Health Infrastructure.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health services, Healthy People 2010 (Rural), Long term care, Public health
  • Rural Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document for Rural Areas
    This project identified and examined approximately one dozen high priority objectives for rural health as a subset of the hundreds of objectives defined within Healthy People 2010 including, Access to Quality Health Services (Insurance, Primary Care, and EMS); Cancer; Diabetes; Heart Disease and Stroke; Maternal, Infant, and Child Health; Mental Health and Mental Disorders; Nutrition and Overweight Concerns; Oral Health; Substance Abuse; and Tobacco Use.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health promotion and disease prevention, Healthy People 2010 (Rural), Public health
  • Rural Healthy People 2010: Expansion Project
    The purpose of this expansion project is to build on the findings of Rural Health People 2010 by concentrating on the 13th and 14th highest ranking rural priority areas (Immunization and Infection Diseases; Injury and Violence Prevention) and their associated models for practice.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health promotion and disease prevention, Healthy People 2010 (Rural), Physical abuse and domestic violence, Public health

Publications - (4)

  • Chronic Disease Management In Rural Areas
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2004
    Describes a study of six chronic disease management programs throughout the United States. Discusses issues related to chronic disease management in rural areas.
  • Rural Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010. Volume 1
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 2003
    Brief overviews of the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with Healthy People 2010 focus areas, including, Access to Quality Health Services (Insurance, Primary Care, and EMS); Cancer; Diabetes; Heart Disease and Stroke; Maternal, Infant, and Child Health; Mental Health and Mental Disorders; Nutrition and Overweight Concerns; Oral Health; Substance Abuse; and Tobacco Use. Also included are references to key literature about these concerns, and descriptions of models for practice that rural communities can draw upon to achieve key Healthy People 2010 objectives.
  • Rural Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010. Volume 2
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 2003
    Detailed literature reviews and associated references for the top rural health concerns addressed in Vol. 1 of Rural Healthy People 2010.
  • Rural Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010. Volume 3
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 04/2004
    Includes the overview of research and accompanying models for practice on 5 new focus areas in Rural Healthy People 2010, along with the more detailed literature reviews for each. The focus areas are: Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas/Access to Long-term Care; Educational and Community-based Programs in Rural Areas; Immunizations and Infectious Diseases in Rural Areas; Injury and Violence Prevention in Rural Areas; and Rural Public Health Infrastructure.