RUHRC Deputy Director Dr. Jeffery Talbert Named Director of UK Institute for Biomedical Informatics

Publisher: UKNow
Publication Date: 05/13/2020

Dr. Talbert, who is deputy director of RUHRC, will lead the Institute in population health analysis and improvement.…


RUHRC Mental Health Research Featured in NRHA Magazine

Publisher: National Rural Health Association
Publication Date: 05/07/2020

National Rural Health Association (NRHA) publication features RUHRC report on rural mental health and suicide mortality.…


RUHRC Publishes April 2020 Newsletter

Publisher: RUHRC
Publication Date: 04/29/2020

RUHRC April 2020 newsletter features new research on coal miners' health, upcoming talks at virtual conference…


RUHRC Publishes March 2020 Newsletter on Access to Buprenorphine

Publisher: RUHRC
Publication Date: 03/24/2020

RUHRC e-newsletter for March 2020: featuring new publications on family physicians and buprenorphine…


Rural Communities Must Take Steps to Limit Coronavirus Deaths

Publisher: Hoptown Chronicle
Publication Date: 03/23/2020

“Anecdotal evidence shows that too many rural citizens and hospital personnel are not heeding federal and state recommendations to reduce coronavirus transmission."…


Dr. Ty Borders speaks to Lexington Herald-Leader on Rural Hospitals' Preparedness for Coronavirus Outbreak

Publisher: Lexington Herald-Leader
Publication Date: 03/20/2020

Dr. Ty Borders, RUHRC Director, is featured in Lexington Herald-Leader story "Are rural Kentucky hospitals ready for a coronavirus outbreak? Experts say no."…


How Family Practice Physicians Can Improve Rural Health

Publisher: Annals of Family Medicine
Publication Date: 03/11/2020

RUHRC researcher Dr. Lars Peterson wrote an article in the Annals of Family Medicine about the impact of family physicians on rural population health.…


RUHRC Publishes New Research on Primary Care, Buprenorphine, Hospital Closures and More

Publisher: Rural Health Research Gateway
Publication Date: 02/06/2020

RUHRC researchers Dr. Ahmed Arif, Dr. Tyrone Borders, Dr. Lars Peterson, Dr. Alison Davis and Ms. SuZanne Troske published findings from studies on primary care services, buprenorphine prescribing practices, hospital closures and other rural health topics in Q3 and Q4 of 2019. Find all RUHRC articles on the Rural Health Research Gateway.…


No Mercy: After The Hospital Closes, How Do People Get Emergency Care?

Publisher: NPR
Publication Date: 08/18/2019

For more than 30 minutes on a frigid February morning, Robert Findley lay unconscious in the back of an ambulance as paramedics hand-pumped oxygen into his lungs. They were waiting for a helicopter to land at a helipad just across the icy parking lot next to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, which closed in December. The night before, Findley had fallen on the slick driveway outside his home while checking the mail. He had laughed it off, ate dinner and went to bed.…


Dr. Ty Borders on Lexington Kentucky News: Suicide Rates Higher in Kentucky Rural Communities

Publisher: WKYT
Publication Date: 07/15/2019

Researchers as the University of Kentucky took a closer look at suicide in the country using data from the national survey on drug use and suicide. A co-author of the study, Dr. Tyrone Borders joins us now to tells us more…


UK scientist: 'suicide rates higher in KY rural communities'

Publisher: WKYT
Publication Date: 07/14/2019

University of Kentucky researchers are unraveling the mysteries behind suicide. "One of the things that I have read and observed recently is the fact that rural Americans have a much higher rate of suicide than urban Americans," said Dr. Ty Borders…


Study Examines Suicide Ideation, Planning and Attempts

Publisher: UK Now
Publication Date: 07/09/2019

University of Kentucky College of Public Health faculty members Tyrone Borders and Kathi Harp utilized data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health to examine trends in suicide ideation, planning and attempts.…


Dr. Ty Borders Has Been Named an Advisor to the National Endowment for the Arts for the Literature Review and Program Scan on the Arts and Pain Management and Substance Use Disorder Project

Publisher: University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Publication Date: 06/27/2019

The purpose of the Literature Review and Program Scan on the Arts and Pain Management and Substance Use Disorder project is to conduct a literature review and program scan on the role of arts programs and/or creative arts therapies in the management of pain and in the prevention, management, and recovery process of substance use disorders (SUDs) and addiction. The literature review and program scan will focus on opioid abuse and addiction and will include other substances when relevant research and programs are found. The final deliverable will provide the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the arts and medical communities, with a deeper understanding of how the arts may impact pain management and SUD outcomes.…


'Behind the Blue': Researchers Study Rural Ambulance Services, Health Care Access

Publisher: UK Now
Publication Date: 06/20/2019

When hospitals close we can assume that those who live near them will presumably have less access to medical care because they will have to travel farther for health care services. Since 2009, five rural hospitals in Kentucky have closed, and many more are at risk of following suit…


Country Closures: Rural Communities Adapt As More Hospitals Shut Down

Publisher: Ohio Valley Resource
Publication Date: 06/14/2019

“The reality is that many rural communities can’t really support a full-fledged hospital. They may need primary care and perhaps emergency department services, let’s say a primary care clinic attached to an emergency department."…