Health Disparities

Going the extra mile: Reaching rural populations with telehealth

April 17, 2018
Telehealth Counseling Clinic utilizes technology to bring mental health care to underserved populations

Health technologies: The digital divide and health disparities in China

October 9, 2017
Internet access is predicted by community resources and correlates with good health; mobile phone ownership is associated with not having disabilities

Telehealth methods come to group counseling

August 18, 2017
How a group can meet miles from a mental health provider but still benefit

Why living in a rural area could be considered a health risk

June 19, 2017
Rural residents face health disparities when compared to their urban-dwelling counterparts, but why?

Studying an innovative technique in the forensic nursing toolkit: Light

January 24, 2017
How different wavelengths of light can illuminate otherwise-invisible bruising

A new rural health disparity: Post-partum hospital readmission rates

October 10, 2016
Texas A&M researchers show that rural women are more likely to be rehospitalized after giving birth

How counselors are using telehealth to reach underserved populations

September 14, 2016
Those with otherwise poor access to mental health care—from veterans and those in rural areas to prisoners—can benefit from what practitioners are calling 'telepsychology'

Towne and Ory identify health disparities among older American Indian and Alaska Native populations

September 22, 2014

Despite recommendations for breast and colorectal cancer screenings among the Medicare population, preventive screening rates are often lower among vulnerable populations such as the small but rapidly growing older American Indian and Alaska Native population. Two School of Public Health researchers published a study that identifies potential disparities in this population.

Sharkey developing graduate education to address childhood obesity

August 14, 2013

Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., recently presented a talk on “Obesity Policy, Multicultural Issues, and Health Disparities: Key Learning Objectives” at the University of Georgia-sponsored State-of-the-Art Conference to develop graduate interdisciplinary instruction in obesity and weight management among Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities.