Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Maine Rural Health Research Center, Population Health and Health Policy

New book features Maine Rural Health Research Center authors

Rural Public Health book cover

In this book, Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models, invited authors from the Maine Rural Health Research Center discuss rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention. Erika Ziller brings her expertise on rural access to medical care in the chapter she authored, in which she highlights the barriers to optimal care for rural residents.  David Lambert and John Gale discuss efforts to integrate primary and mental health care in rural areas, noting the increase in successful integration programs along with the persistent barriers to integration in rural areas.  Jennifer Lendardson, David Hartley, John Gale, and Karen Pearson co-authored the chapter on substance use and abuse in rural America, looking at the prevalence of substance abuse and efforts to prevent and treat it in rural areas.

Suggested citations:

Ziller EC. Access to Medical Care in Rural America. In: Warren JC, Smiley KB, eds. Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models. New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2014:11-28.

Lambert D, Gale J. Integrated Care in Rural Areas. In: Warren JC, Smiley KB, eds. Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models. New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2014:67-84.

Lenardson JD, Hartley D, Gale J, Pearson KB. Substance Use and Abuse in Rural America. In: Warren JC, Smiley KB, eds. Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models. New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2014:95-114.