A commentary written by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil and Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith points out that one-in-five rural residents is a person of color or Indigenous person, and the communities where they reside often face the greatest health risks.
Research by Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith reveals that people in rural areas reported less social isolation and more social relationships than urban residents.
Research from Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil found that families living in non-urban-adjacent rural counties faced increased risk of out-of-hospital birth, birth in a hospital that does not provide obstetric care, and preterm birth, after losing hospital-based obstetric services.
A study by student Peiyin Hung (PhD ’17) revealed that rural women may have to travel up to 190 miles for pregnancy and newborn care.
Dr. Julie Houle, Chief Medical Director of Emergency Services for Fairview Range Medical Center, is dedicated to changing rural health care.
A new study by research associate Nicole Larson shows that “grab-and-go” food carts at schools can help rural teenagers eat more breakfast.
A study from Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith shows that patient quality of care scores are often lower in rural than in urban areas for unknown reasons.
A study from researcher Carrie Henning-Smith shows how low birth volume hospitals are using creative solutions to staff obstetrics units for deliveries.
A report by researcher Carrie Henning-Smith details the barriers rural residents face in finding long-term and nursing home care in their communities.