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An Analysis of Pennsylvania's Children
November 22, 2022 | Rural People and Communities
This study used secondary data from multiple sources to present a short analysis of Pennsylvania children (ages 0-17) over the 10-year period of 2010-2019. It analyzed trends pertaining to children along seven different dimensions, including location, demographics, economic circumstances, education, health care, health, and behaviors. The results indicate that both rural and urban children have seen some improvements in economic circumstances, healthcare, and health from 2010 to 2019. However, there are opportunities to improve outcomes for children overall.
Tags: education , health care , children , economic
Examination of Community Health Workers in Rural Pennsylvania (2017)
November 16, 2017 | Health Care and Human Services
Community health workers (CHWs) play a vital role in the health care delivery system of rural Pennsylvania counties. Currently, the role of CHWs is not well defined. Efforts toward certification and training programs are evident throughout Pennsylvania, yet they lack consistency. The research gathered information on CHWs through surveys, focus groups, and interviews. Results found that CHWs are used in a variety of agencies and contexts in rural Pennsylvania, with duties ranging from working with the elderly to working with infants and children. It was evident from the research that low pay, high turnover, and lack of adequate funding were significant issues for many agencies. In addition, many agencies experienced large caseloads and lacked consistent CHWs certification and training. A variety of educational backgrounds and training further complicates the consistency of CHW roles. The researchers found that decisions on certification and training need to be made by the state legislature and the state Departments of Health and Human Services.
Tags: health care , home health care , community health workers , health workers
The Impact of Marcellus Shale Development on Health and Health Care (Report 2)
September 30, 2014 | Environment and Natural Resources
This research examined changes in health care services, the use of health care services, reported injuries,
and emergency medical service complaints in four study counties before and after the start of
Marcellus Shale development; across regions; and across varying degrees of intensity of Marcellus Shale
Tags: health care , health , marcellus shale
Introducing the Center's new journal, Rural Policy: The Research Bulletin of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.