The Journal of Rural Health

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Edited By: Tyrone Borders Ph.D., F.A.C.E.

Impact Factor: 1.279

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 52/75 (Health Policy & Services); 66/88 (Health Care Sciences & Services); 117/173 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1748-0361

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Call for Papers

JRH Rural Oral Health

Special Journal of Rural Health Section on Rural Oral Health Integration into Primary Care

The Journal of Rural Health is soliciting articles on the integration of rural oral health care into primary care for a special section of an upcoming issue. Topics may include rural oral health related access to care and/or quality of care, rural oral health care integration into primary care, and innovation in reimbursement or collaboration models, among others.

All manuscripts will be evaluated according to the journal’s standard review process and must be submitted electronically at New users will need to create an account.

Authors should state in their cover letters that they are submitting in response to this call for papers on rural oral health integration into primary care to be considered for this special section. Author guidelines on required format may be found at the JRH website:

The deadline for submission is April 1, 2017.

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Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults From Rural and Urban Areas of the United States: Findings From NHANES (2005-2008)
Befort, Christie A.; Nazir, Niaman; Perri, Michael G.

 Obesity and physical inactivity in rural America
Patterson, PD; Moore, CG; Probst, JC; Shinogle, JA

 Geographic access to health care for rural medicare beneficiaries
Chan, L; Hart, LG; Goodman, DC

 Rural-urban differences in physical activity, physical fitness, and overweight prevalence of children
Joens-Matre, Roxane R.; Welk, Gregory J.; Calabro, Miguel A.; Russell, Daniel W.; Nicklay, Elizabeth; Hensley, Larry D.

 Urban, rural, and regional variations in physical activity
Martin, SL; Kirkner, GJ; Mayo, K; Matthews, CE; Durstine, JL; Hebert, JR

 Perceived barriers to health care access among rural older adults: A qualitative study
Goins, RT; Williams, KA; Carter, MW; Spencer, SM; Solovieva, T

 A national study of obesity prevalence and trends by type of rural county
Jackson, JE; Doescher, MP; Jerant, AF; Hart, LG

 Urban-rural differences in overweight status and physical inactivity among US children aged 10-17 years
Liu, Jihong; Bennett, Kevin J.; Harun, Nusrat; Probst, Janice C.

 Access to transportation and health care utilization in a rural region
Arcury, TA; Preisser, JS; Gesler, WM; Powers, JM

 Defining Rural for Veterans' Health Care Planning
West, Alan N.; Lee, Richard E.; Shambaugh-Miller, Michael D.; Bair, Byron D.; Mueller, Keith J.; Lilly, Ryan S.; Kaboli, Peter J.; Hawthorne, Kara