“Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots” is an innovative research initiative that aims to identify factors that support a culture of health in Appalachian communities.
Dr. Radford will serve as the Consulting Evaluator for the NC Public Health Foundation (NCPHF) Center for Healthy North Carolina. Her major responsibilities will include the following: 1. Assist NCPHF staff in conducting a gap analysis of HNC2020 technical assistance options and developing a set of recommendations to guide the development of state, regional, and… Read more »
UNC-CH Sheps staff will construct a county level database for the Appalachian region using publicly available and proprietary data sources and use these data to develop indices of health care needs and capacity.
The MARP program has worked well in North Carolina and offers the potential to greatly enhance low-income rural residents’ access to needed pharmaceuticals.
This study explores the provision of surgical services in rural hospitals and its relationship to financial performance.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are important sources of health insurance coverage in rural communities and it is likely that the importance of rural Medicaid /CHIP will grow as job-based health insurance coverage continues to erode and policymakers pursue the goal of expanding coverage.
The North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center is collaborating with the University of Minnesota and the University of Maine in a comprehensive multi-year review of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Program).
This two-part project will explore the trends in provision of EMS/ambulance services among rural and urban hospitals.
The North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, in conjunction with the RUPRI Center, provides rapid rural data analysis and issue-specific rural research studies in response to emerging policy issues.
Extending and expanding the work of the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at UNC-CH, this project primarily focuses on Federal insurance programs (Medicare and Medicaid) and their effect on rural populations and providers.