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Resources by State: Minnesota

Housing for Rural Residents Recovering from Substance Use Disorders
Presents a study featuring a number of programs providing housing for substance use disorder (SUD) recovery in rural communities. Discusses three different case studies on programs in MN, OR, and WV. Highlights the community need, organizational structure, and key features of each program.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Ingrid Jacobson, Mariana Tuttle, et al.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Rural-Urban Differences in Long-Term Mortality and Readmission Following COVID-19 Hospitalization, 2020 to 2023
Analyzes rural-urban disparities in mortality and hospital readmission among 9,325 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 from March 2020 to July 2022, with follow-up data through May 2023. Includes data on demographic and clinical factors associated with rural dwelling.
Author(s): Mohammed Yousufuddin, Maryam Mahmood, Ebrahim Barkoudah, et al.
Citation: Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 11(5)
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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An Update to Rural Urban Continuum Codes
Discusses various rural definitions and explains changes to the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC). Includes map of Minnesota depicting changes in RUCC county categorizations from 2013 to 2023 as well as a list of Minnesota counties that had population and corresponding RUCC changes.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Strategic Collaboration: The Key to Moving Rural Healthcare Forward
Features strategic collaboration efforts in rural Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota that combine resources and expertise to improve care and patient outcomes.
Author(s): Kristin D. Wilson, Whitney Zahnd, Hallie Vonk
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Suicide Epidemic in Rural Minnesota: How We Got Here and How We Move Forward
Provides information on the yearly increase of suicides and deaths of despair in Minnesota, with data broken down by sex, region, and rurality. Discusses factors that impact suicide rates in rural areas, with a focus on rural and indigenous cultures, farming, stigma, firearm access, and more.
Author(s): Marnie Werner, Tracie Rutherford Self
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Behavioral Health, Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Minnesota - Closing the Wage Gap
Provides information on average wages in the 6 regions of Minnesota and discusses the wage gap in rural Minnesota.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Minnesota Office of Broadband Development: Annual Report 2023
Discusses grant activity and milestones reached in 2023 to increase broadband availability in Minnesota. Provides maps and statistics related to broadband coverage, as well as rates of broadband coverage in non-metro areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
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Interconnected: An Update on Minnesota's Child Care Challenges
A recorded webinar that discusses childcare shortages in rural and urban areas of Minnesota. Focuses on challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, strategies and investments to improve child care in the state, and childcare models in rural areas.
Author(s): Jessica Beyer, Tikki Brown, Marla Fountain, et al.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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The Age-Dependency Ratio in the North Central Region: Implications for Regional and Community Development Research Brief
Examines the North Central region age-dependency ratio, or the number of dependent individuals (ages 0 to 14 years and 65 or older) compared to the working population (ages 15 to 64 years), and how this impacts workforce and economic development. Provides 2000-2022 population data broken down by metro, suburban, and rural as well as by selected states and counties. Allows user to search within tables and scroll through counties.
Author(s): Roberto Gallardo
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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The State of Rural Minnesota: 2024
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, agriculture, employment, income, race/ethnicity, rural versus urban comparisons, and more.
Additional links: Changes in the Labor Force Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Changing the Narrative Among High School Graduates Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Deaths of Despair Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Significant Changes in Migration Patterns Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, The Disappearing Rural Newspapers Video Presentation, 02/12/2024
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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