The Journal of Rural Health

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

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

Impact Factor: 1.279

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 52/74 (Health Policy & Services); 66/87 (Health Care Sciences & Services); 117/172 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1748-0361


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  1. Original Articles

    1. Current State of Child Health in Rural America: How Context Shapes Children's Health

      Janice C. Probst, Judith C. Barker, Alexandra Enders and Paula Gardiner

      Version of Record online: 28 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12222

    2. Rural Bypass of Critical Access Hospitals in Iowa: Do Visiting Surgical Specialists Make a Difference?

      Paula A.M. Weigel, Fred Ullrich and Marcia M. Ward

      Version of Record online: 28 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12220

  2. Brief Report

    1. Community-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Rural Population: Who Returns Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Kits?

      Richard A. Crosby, Lindsay Stratdman, Tom Collins and Robin Vanderpool

      Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12210

  3. Commentary

    1. Forging New Paths to Integrate Rural Veterans’ Care Nationwide

      Jennifer Lee, Gina Capra and Thomas Klobucar

      Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12214

  4. Original Articles

    1. Differences in Selected HIV Care Continuum Outcomes Among People Residing in Rural, Urban, and Metropolitan Areas—28 US Jurisdictions

      John A. Nelson, Anna Kinder, Anna Satcher Johnson, H. Irene Hall, Xiaohong Hu, Donna Sweet, Alyssa Guido, Harold Katner, Jennifer Janelle, Maribel Gonzalez, Natalia Martínez Paz, Charlotte Ledonne, Jason Henry, Theresa Bramel and Jeanne Harris

      Version of Record online: 13 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12208

    2. The Rural PILL Program: A Postdischarge Telepharmacy Intervention for Rural Veterans

      Katherine E. Rebello, Jeffrey Gosian, Marci Salow, Pamela Sweeney, James L. Rudolph and Jane A. Driver

      Version of Record online: 8 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12212

    3. Cancer Disparities in Rural Appalachia: Incidence, Early Detection, and Survivorship

      Nengliang Yao, Héctor E. Alcalá, Roger Anderson and Rajesh Balkrishnan

      Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12213

    4. Temporal Trends in Geographic and Sociodemographic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Among Medicare Patients, 1973-2010

      Peter S. Liang, Jonathan D. Mayer, Jon Wakefield and Cynthia W. Ko

      Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12209

    5. Veteran Use of Health Care Systems in Rural States: Comparing VA and Non-VA Health Care Use Among Privately Insured Veterans under Age 65

      Mary E. Charlton, Michelle A. Mengeling, Jennifer A. Schlichting, Lan Jiang, Carolyn Turvey, Amal N. Trivedi, Kenneth W. Kizer and Alan N. West

      Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12206

    6. A Closer Look at Rural-Urban Health Disparities: Associations Between Obesity and Rurality Vary by Geospatial and Sociodemographic Factors

      Steven A. Cohen, Sarah K. Cook, Lauren Kelley, Julia D. Foutz and Trisha A. Sando

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12207

  5. Brief Report

    1. Financial Performance of Rural Medicare ACOs

      Matthew C. Nattinger, Keith Mueller, Fred Ullrich and Xi Zhu

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12205

  6. Original Articles

    1. Health Service Accessibility and Risk in Cervical Cancer Prevention: Comparing Rural Versus Nonrural Residence in New Mexico

      Yolanda J. McDonald, Daniel W. Goldberg, Isabel C. Scarinci, Philip E. Castle, Jack Cuzick, Michael Robertson and Cosette M. Wheeler

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12202

    2. Overcoming Barriers to Sustained Engagement in Mental Health Care: Perspectives of Rural Veterans and Providers

      Ellen P. Fischer, Jean C. McSweeney, Patricia Wright, Ann Cheney, Geoffrey M. Curran, Kathy Henderson and John C. Fortney

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12203

    3. Mixed-Methods Study of Uptake of the Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Telemedicine Model for Rural Veterans With HIV

      Jane Moeckli, Kenda R. Stewart, Sarah Ono, Bruce Alexander, Tyler Goss, Marissa Maier, Phyllis C. Tien, M. Bryant Howren and Michael E. Ohl

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12200

    4. Pre-Implementation Strategies to Adapt and Implement a Veteran Peer Coaching Intervention to Improve Mental Health Treatment Engagement Among Rural Veterans

      Christopher J. Koenig, Traci Abraham, Kara A. Zamora, Coleen Hill, P. Adam Kelly, Madeline Uddo, Michelle Hamilton, Jeffrey M. Pyne and Karen H. Seal

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12201

    5. Older Rural- and Urban-Dwelling Appalachian Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment

      Meghan K. Mattos, Beth E. Snitz, Jennifer H. Lingler, Lora E. Burke, Lorraine M. Novosel and Susan M. Sereika

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12189

    6. Trauma in Veterans With Substance Use Disorder: Similar Treatment Need Among Urban and Rural Residents

      Lance Brendan Young, Christine Timko, Kimberly A. Tyler and Kathleen M. Grant

      Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12199

    7. Predicting Financial Distress and Closure in Rural Hospitals

      George M. Holmes, Brystana G. Kaufman and George H. Pink

      Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12187

    8. Insured Veterans’ Use of VA and Non-VA Health Care in a Rural State

      Alan N. West and Mary E. Charlton

      Version of Record online: 2 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12196

    9. Health and Health Care Access of Rural Women Veterans: Findings From the National Survey of Women Veterans

      Kristina M. Cordasco, Michelle A. Mengeling, Elizabeth M. Yano and Donna L. Washington

      Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12197

  7. Brief Report

    1. A Facebook Follow-Up Strategy for Rural Drug-Using Women

      Megan F. Dickson, Michele Staton-Tindall, Kirsten E. Smith, Carl Leukefeld, J. Matthew Webster and Carrie B. Oser

      Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12198

  8. Original Articles

    1. Supporting Caregivers of Rural Veterans Electronically (SCORE)

      Bret L. Hicken, Candice Daniel, Marilyn Luptak, Marren Grant, Shirley Kilian and Randall W. Rupper

      Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12195

    2. Hospital Characteristics are Associated With Readiness to Attain Stage 2 Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

      Jungyeon Kim, Robert L. Ohsfeldt, Larry D. Gamm, Tiffany A. Radcliff and Luohua Jiang

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12193

    3. Hospital Distance and Readmissions Among VA-Medicare Dual-Enrolled Veterans

      Edwin S. Wong, Seppo T. Rinne, Paul L. Hebert, Meredith A. Cook and Chuan-Fen Liu

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12191

    4. Implementing a Hospitalist Program in a Critical Access Hospital

      Brian M. Dougan, Victor M. Montori and Kurt W. Carlson

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12190

    5. The State of Nursing Home Information Technology Sophistication in Rural and Nonrural US Markets

      Gregory L. Alexander, Richard W. Madsen, Erin L. Miller, Douglas S. Wakefield, Keely K. Wise and Rachel L. Alexander

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12188

    6. A Community-Engaged Approach to Collecting Rural Health Surveillance Data

      Jini E. Puma, Elaine S. Belansky, Reginaldo Garcia, Sharon Scarbro, Devon Williford and Julie A. Marshall

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12185

    7. Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients: Does Rurality, Payer or Admission Source Matter?

      Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, Aastha Chandak, Ge Lin Kan, Brian Lowes and Bettye A. Apenteng

      Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12186

    8. Individual and Network Correlates of Antisocial Personality Disorder Among Rural Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Users

      Rachel V. Smith, April M. Young, Ursula L. Mullins and Jennifer R. Havens

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12184

  9. Brief Report

  10. Original Articles

    1. Mental Health, Racial Discrimination, and Tobacco Use Differences Across Rural-Urban California

      Amenah A. Agunwamba, Ichiro Kawachi, David R. Williams, Lila J. Finney Rutten, Patrick M. Wilson and Kasisomayajula Viswanath

      Version of Record online: 14 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12182


    1. A Community Partnership to Respond to the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic

      Laura C. Palombi, Joe Vargo, Laura Bennett, Jared Hendler, Paul Coughlin, Greta Winter and Amy LaRue

      Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12180


  13. Original Articles

  14. Brief Report

    1. What Can the National Broadband Map Tell Us About the Health Care Connectivity Gap?

      Brian E. Whitacre, Denna Wheeler and Chad Landgraf

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12177

  15. Original Articles

    1. Surgical Patient Safety Outcomes in Critical Access Hospitals: How Do They Compare?

      Nabil Natafgi, Jure Baloh, Paula Weigel, Fred Ullrich and Marcia M. Ward

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12176


    1. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in West Virginia Substate Regions, 2007-2013

      Meagan E. Stabler, D. Leann Long, Ilana R. A. Chertok, Peter R. Giacobbi Jr., Courtney Pilkerton and Laura R. Lander

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12174

    2. Does the Medicare Part D Decision-Making Experience Differ by Rural/Urban Location?

      Carrie Henning-Smith, Michelle Casey and Ira Moscovice

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12175

  17. Original Articles

    1. Mental Health First Aid in Rural Communities: Appropriateness and Outcomes

      Jean A. Talbot, Erika C. Ziller and Donald A. Szlosek

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12173

    2. Changes in Body Mass Index and the Trajectory of Depressive Symptoms Among Rural Men and Women

      Jen Jen Chang, Joanne Salas, Maya Tabet, Zachary Kasper, Keith Elder, Holly Staley and Ross C. Brownson

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12170

    3. Differences in Women's Use of Medical Help for Becoming Pregnant by the Level of Urbanization of County of Residence in Georgia

      Helen B. Chin, Michael R. Kramer, Ann C. Mertens, Jessica B. Spencer and Penelope P. Howards

      Version of Record online: 14 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12172

    4. Careful Conversations and Careful Sex: HIV Posttesting Experiences Among African American Men in Rural Florida

      Tiffiany M. Aholou, Madeline Y. Sutton and Emma (E.J.) Brown

      Version of Record online: 14 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12171

    5. The Relationship Between Pregnancy Prevention and STI/HIV Prevention and Sexual Risk Behavior Among American Indian Men

      Elizabeth Rink, Kris topher FourStar and Michael P. Anastario

      Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12166

    6. Understanding Treatment Gaps for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Use in South Dakota: A Qualitative Study of Rural Perspectives

      Lauren Broffman, Margaret Spurlock, Kristen Dulacki, Amy Campbell, Fanny Rodriguez, Bill Wright, K. John McConnell, Donald Warne and Melinda M. Davis

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12167

    7. Characteristics of Farm Equipment-Related Crashes Associated With Injury in Children and Adolescents on Farm Equipment

      Maisha Toussaint, Kayla Faust, Corinne Peek-Asa and Marizen Ramirez

      Version of Record online: 3 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12162


    1. Geographic Variation in Treatment and Outcomes Among Patients With AMI: Investigating Urban-Rural Differences Among Hospitalized Patients

      Daniel Bechtold, G.G. Salvatierra, Emily Bulley, Alex Cypro and Kenn B. Daratha

      Version of Record online: 3 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12165

  19. Original Articles

    1. Rural Bypass for Elective Surgeries

      Paula A.M. Weigel, Fred Ullrich, Chance N. Finegan and Marcia M. Ward

      Version of Record online: 1 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12163

  20. Original Article

    1. Is Travel Time to Colonoscopy Associated With Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Iowa?

      Mary E. Charlton, Kevin A. Matthews, Anne Gaglioti, Camden Bay, Bradley D. McDowell, Marcia M. Ward and Barcey T. Levy

      Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12159

  21. Original Articles

    1. Rural-Urban Differences in Costs of End-of-Life Care for Elderly Cancer Patients in the United States

      Hongmei Wang, Fang Qiu, Eugene Boilesen, Preethy Nayar, Lina Lander, Kate Watkins and Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12160

    2. Do Rural Patients in Canada Underutilize Preventive Care for Myocardial Infarction?

      Deborah Cohen, Douglas G. Manuel and Claudia Sanmartin

      Version of Record online: 30 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12158

    3. Differences Among States in Rural Veterans’ Use of VHA and Non-VHA Hospitals

      Alan N. West, William B. Weeks and Mary E. Charlton

      Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12152

  22. Announcement

  23. Original Articles

    1. The Journal of Rural Health Reviewers, July 2011--June 2012

      Version of Record online: 21 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2012.00437.x


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