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Identification of High-Need Rural Counties to Assist in Resource Location Planning for Primary Care

Demonstrates a selection process to sort counties by health and healthcare needs, and to identify areas with poor health outcomes and limited access to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Features statistics and county-level maps showing distribution of safety net providers in rural counties, distribution of average decile scores for health outcomes, socioeconomic characteristics, health behaviors, access to healthcare, and physical environment, among rural counties without an RHC and an FQHC.
Charity B. Breneman, Jan M. Eberth, Janice C. Probst
Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
Tagged as
Access · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health disparities · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Primary care · Rural Health Clinics · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data