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Rural Health
Resources by State: State-by-state

Self-Management Education Class Attendance and Health Care Provider Counseling for Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2019
Examines self-reported self-management class attendance and healthcare provider physical activity counseling for adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (non-core) areas, as well as overall state-by-state data.
Author(s): Lindsey M. Duca, Charles G. Helmick, Kamil E. Barbour, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(42), 1466-1471
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2019 Data: State Traffic Data
Contains information on fatal motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Includes a state-level U.S. map showing percentage change in traffic fatalities from 2018-2019. Features state-by-state statistics on fatalities and fatality rates, percentage change from 1975-2019, population and vehicle miles traveled in 2010 and 2019, registered vehicles and licensed drivers in 2010 and 2019, vehicle type, restraint use, passenger fatalities, alcohol use and survivor status, and speeding-related fatalities by roadway function class, with breakdowns including interstate rural and urban interstate.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2019 Data: Bicyclists and Other Cyclists
National data on fatal and nonfatal traffic crashes involving bicyclists and other cyclists, including riders of two-wheel, nonmotorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals. Features statistics from 2010-2019 with breakdowns including fatality and injury rates, age group, sex, time of day and day of the week, alcohol involvement, blood alcohol concentrations of riders, vehicle type and impact point, fatality rates by state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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2021 Report to Congress on the State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)
Report details the outcomes of state opioid response (SOR) grants to Congress. Highlights demographic breakdown of people served by SOR programs and discusses key accomplishments by state/territory. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Differences in State Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Deaths, by Principal Mechanism of Injury, Intent, and Percentage of Population Living in Rural Areas — United States, 2016-2018
Examines estimated number, age-adjusted rates, and percentage difference between traumatic brain injury-related deaths in rural areas and overall rate in the U.S. Features statistics with breakdowns by census region and by state.
Author(s): Jill Daugherty, Hong Zhou, Kelly Sarmiento, Dana Waltzman
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(41), 1447–1452
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Covid-19 Dashboard for Rural America
A collection of maps and charts providing data on rural COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths. Maps include county-level information on vaccination and identify rural hot spots.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Daily Yonder
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COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index
State, county, and census-tract data on communities where people are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Identifies areas vulnerable due to barriers related to healthcare access, social determinants of health, and other facts. Also provides data related to COVID-19 rates, testing, mask wearing, critical risk workers, and race/ethnicity.
Additional links: U.S. Data Explorer
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Surgo Ventures
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Provider Bridge
Connects healthcare professionals with state agencies and healthcare entities to increase access to care for patients in rural and underserved communities, and assists in mobilizing volunteer healthcare professionals during public health emergencies. Features COVID-19 resources including state-by-state telehealth information and links to help providers find answers to telehealth licensure questions.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federation of State Medical Boards
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US Coronavirus Cases and Deaths by State
Provides daily updates in map and table formats for the total number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. Tracks the spread of COVID-19 deaths by state and county and offers the ability to break down infections per 100,000 people.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USAFacts
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COVID-19: Vaccines
Resources and information for the public on COVID-19 vaccination. Addresses frequently asked questions related to the vaccine and covers how the vaccine works, who will be vaccinated first, benefits of vaccination, information on the different vaccines, and more. Includes links to state/territory health departments for information on how to get a vaccine.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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