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Archive - State of the Art Conference: Rural Health March 28-29, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 15 percent of Americans live in a rural area, and those individuals are at increased risk for certain health conditions. Some rural areas have characteristics that put residents at higher risk of death—such as long travel distances to specialty and emergency care, or exposures to specific environmental hazards. In addition, rural-dwelling Americans tend to have higher rates of cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and obesity. Rural residents also have higher rates of poverty, less access to healthcare, and are less likely to have health insurance.  All of these factors can lead to poor health outcomes. For Veterans dwelling in rural areas, those existing health concerns are compounded by experiences unique to military service. HSR research into rural health comprises everything from lack of access to care, to telehealth services, to social work outreach and suicide prevention.

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(5 of more than 734 RURAL focused publications)

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(5 of more than 49 RURAL focused publication briefs)

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( 5 of more than 33 RURAL focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
SDR 21-001 Addressing Social Determinants of Health Among Rural Veterans Gurewich, Deborah 2022-09-01
CDA 20-261 Understanding Community-based Mental Healthcare for Rural Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma Boykin, Derrecka 2022-04-01
C19 20-398 COVID-19 Impact on Biopsychosocial Factors of Loneliness in Rural Older Veterans and Caregivers Padala, Prasad 2020-08-01
CDA 18-192 Veteran Engagement Implementation Strategies to Prevent Rural Veteran Suicide Woodward, Eva 2020-07-01
IIR 16-070 Connecting Women to Care: Home-based Psychotherapy for Women with MST Living in Rural Areas Cloitre, Marylene 2018-04-01

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Date Title Presenter(s)
6/13/2024 Using Multiple Qualitative Methods in a Multi-Year Enterprise-Wide Initiative Evaluation of the VA Medical Foster Home Program Manheim, Chelsea  
Haverhals, Leah  
3/21/2024 Telehealth Delivery of Yoga for Wellness Groups: Findings from a Multi-Site TeleYoga Program Evaluation Nicosia, Francesca  
3/12/2024 What is Rural? Burningham, Zach  
Kaboli, Peter  
1/9/2024 Reaching Rural Veterans: Applying Mind-Body Skills for Pain Using a Whole Health Telehealth Intervention (RAMP). Protocol for a Hybrid 2 Effectiveness-Implementation Trial Evans, Roni  
Hadlandsmyth, Katherine  
Burgess, Diana  
9/13/2023 Harnessing Technology to Increase Access to Couple and Family Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders among Veterans Flanagan, Julianne  
Santa Ana, Elizabeth  

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