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The challenges faced by local, national, and global communities in an ever-changing world have continued to grow as we complete the first decade of the 21st century. The doctoral students writing this book undertook the effort with advocacy for disenfranchised populations in mind. This compilation illuminates the challenges and gaps in access to health care confronted by a wide range of people, from overweight children, lesbians, and Native Americans to individuals in rural communities in Papua New Guinea. As the reader can readily see, we are a group of students with wide-ranging experiences and interests.


University of New Mexico College of Nursing


Health Disparities, Papua New Guinea, Community-Based HIV Care, Dine, Navajo, Spiritual Traditions, Obesity, Louisiana, Lesbian Health, Uranium Exposure, Sexual Assault, Navajo, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Central Valley California, Rural Health Care, Telemedicine, Methamphetamines, Mental Health Services, Rural Child Welfare

A Sample of Rural and Global Health Issues