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Rural Health
News by Topic: Statistics and data

Sep 12, 2019 - Discusses a study published in the Journal of Agromedicine which found that collisions involving farm equipment are the deadliest rural road accidents in New York state. Includes tips for motorists and farmers on how to avoid these accidents.
Source: The Batavian
Sep 11, 2019 - Discusses a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine that found a decrease in the number of Vermont children being seen by their family physicians due to workforce shortages and an increase in adult primary care demand. Analyzes differences in rural and urban populations as well as other child demographics.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
Sep 9, 2019 - Notice from the U.S. Census Bureau of revisions to a currently approved information collection for the 2020 Census - Evaluations and Experiments. Includes detailed information about the different evaluations and experiments that are performed during the census which are then used to inform updates and improvements to the next census. Comments on the proposed items are due within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 6, 2019 - According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, suicide rates for those age 25-64 have risen 41% from 1999-2016, and the rate among rural residents is 25% higher than those living in metropolitan areas.
Source: NBC News
Sep 4, 2019 - Data from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that from July 2018 to July 2019 only 8% of new jobs created were in rural counties. Includes a county-level interactive map providing statistics on jobs gained or lost, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro locations.
Source: Daily Yonder
Sep 3, 2019 - The National Institutes of Health is requesting comments on concerns and challenges that were heard during a series of Tribal Consultation meetings regarding the All of Us research program, which is designed to collect data from over 1 million people in the U.S. to inform health research efforts. Comments are due by October 31, 2019.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Aug 30, 2019 - Highlights a study recently published in The Journal of Rural Health that examined the connection between patient demographic information, like geographic location and poverty, and diagnosis of late-stage colorectal cancer.
Source: The Rural Blog
Aug 26, 2019 - The Census Bureau will hold tribal consultation meetings online and in-person in order to obtain feedback from tribes as it related to the 2020 Census data products. A national webinar will take place on September 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern and an in-person meeting will be held on October 21, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM. Questions and topic suggestions must be submitted by September 25, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 26, 2019 - The Census Bureau is seeking public comments by October 25, 2019 on an extension of a current information collection related to how the Bureau can improve efficiency, data quality, and response rates while reducing respondent burden in future census data collections.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 23, 2019 - Radio interview focused on the shortage of mental health providers in rural Nebraska. Highlights a program to help retain rural providers, efforts by rural school districts to provide mental health access and address stigma, and a workforce pipeline program. Part of the "Nebraska: State of Mental Health" project.
Source: NET News