Online Program

Rural and frontier health: Rural-urban disparities 1

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Life expectancy is shorter in many rural counties of the US than in urban America. In some rural counties, particularly in the southeastern US, life expectancies have decreased over the past decade. This session will consider specific aspects of the rural - urban health disparity and strategies that are being applied to reduce these disparities.
Session Objectives: Explain four areas of rural-urban health disparity List correlates of the rural-urban health disparity List strategies for developing plans to reduce such disparities

Rectifying cancer disparities in rural Appalachia   
Bin Huang, DrPH,MS, Richard A. Crosby, PhD and Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES
Physical activity profiles of overweight/obese women in rural southwest Georgia   
Regine Haardörfer, PhD, MEd, MS, Iris Alcantara, MPH, Dattatraya Patil, Julie Gazmararian, PhD, Jim Hotz, MD and Michelle Kegler, DrPH
Reducing the rural tobacco burden through state and academic partnerships   
Valerie Frey-McClung, MA, CTTS, Elizabeth Prendergast, M.S., Catherine Whitworth, MPA, CTTS, Robert H. Anderson, MA, CHES and Bruce Adkins, MS, PA
Racial and rural differences in cervical cancer prevention and control practices   
Swann Arp Adams, PhD, Jessica D. Bellinger, PhD, MPH, Alexa Gallagher, PhD and Janice C. Probst, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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