Idaho Center for Health Research

The ICHR presents
3rd Thursday Seminar Series 2014-2015

3rd Thursday Research Seminars

Pocatello: Nursing Bldg Rm 305
Meridian: Rm 697

September 18, 2014
Barriers to Accessing Health Services for Underserved Populations
Elizabeth Fore, Ph.D.: Program Director, Public Health and Health Education

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Dr. Fore earned a B.A. in History and Psychology in 1992, and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance Services in 1994 from Clemson University. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies in 2004 from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior in 2006 from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. She has been at ISU since 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the MPH Program. She has fourteen years of experience working with underserved populations in both South Carolina and Idaho as a researcher and program evaluator.

Despite differences in sociodemographic factors, barriers to healthcare are a significant contributor to health disparities among underserved populations. At this 3rd discuss two recent projects with underserved populations. The first project was an exploratory study that identified barriers to accessing health services for Idahoans in rural and frontier counties. The second study included the development, implementation, and evaluation of a culturally and linguistically appropriate bilingual patient outreach and navigational support services intervention in order to improve levels of timely and appropriate access and continuity of care among Hispanic women and children.

Please contact Beth with questions and rsvp at or x 4177. If you would like to present your research, please contact Dr Rex Force at or x 3836.

Hope to see you there!

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