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Research

UNC Rural recognizes the vital role research partakes in, in the development and basis of economic and community growth. Research is an informative tool that supports the need-based assets of each community. It generates the data and evidence-based findings to drive policy, resource allocation, and new insights into social problems. UNC Rural has a goal to provide, support, and sustain research opportunities that fosters an environment of community well-being and asset attainment.

Are you Interested in Doing Research in a Rural Community?

The Inclusive Science Program (ISP) at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences(NC TraCS) Institute presents the Rural Health Research Toolkit: a resource for researchers in the design and conduct of research focusing on rural communities.

Recruiting and retaining diverse participants in clinical research continues to be a major barrier to addressing today’s pressing health concerns and health disparities. The Inclusive Science Program (ISP) at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences(NC TraCS) Institute promotes the inclusion of diverse populations across the life course in clinical and translational research, with particular emphasis placed on groups that have been historically underrepresented in research or who experience significant health disparities in North Carolina. Our goal is to provide investigators with access to experts, resources, and educational opportunities that enhance their ability to engage diverse study populations in clinical and translational research.

Topics Discussed:

  • What is “Rural” mean?
  • Underrepresentation of Rural Communities in Research
  • Rural Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities
  • Ethical and Regulatory Issues
  • Methodological Considerations
  • Recruitment and Retention Best Practices

To learn more about the Rural Health Research Toolkit, click here.