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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Access

Preventing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Health in Rural Communities
Lists causes for rural health disparities and describes ways in which the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to improve health in these areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Mental Health Explorer
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on mental health. Provides access to data on mental health and wellness; the mental health workforce; and related social, behavioral, and health measures. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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A Guide to Requesting Health Data Reports within a Federally Recognized Tribe
Presents guidance on accessing health data within federally recognized tribes of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Provides a brief summary of Tribal Epidemiology Centers.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Critical Access Hospital Telehealth Services in Oregon
Mapping system highlights Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) telehealth services in the state of Oregon. Details both the facilities and the area of service.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Life and Health in Rural America
Series of articles based on reports by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on life and health in rural America.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: NPR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Hawai'i Health Matters
Provides state and county-level information on health indicators for Hawaii, along with promising practices and data reporting tools. Covers demographics, chronic disease, healthcare access, maternal and child health, behavioral health, exercise and nutrition, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Department of Health
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Wisconsin Obstetrics Study
Presents data from a statewide assessment of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and short-term hospitals on rural obstetric delivery services. Covers statistics by hospital and provider types offering delivery services and if they provide cesarean sections. Includes an interactive map identifying rural and urban facilities providing delivery services from 1997 to 2016. Provides information on Wisconsin counties with no facility offering delivery services from 1997 to 2016.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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The Rural Health Voice
Podcast discusses various issues pertaining to rural healthcare in Virginia. Features interviews with state, local, and national leaders in rural health care.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Rural Health Association
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California Health Interview Survey
Offers detailed data on California's population health, including health conditions, health behaviors, mental health, healthcare access, food security, insurance coverage, and detailed demographics. Provides data in multiple formats: Health Profiles, a web-based interactive database that also allows you to download PDFs with county-level data; Public Use Data Files, which are formatted for statistical analysis programs; and AskCHIS and AskCHIS NE, which offer zip code and city-level data in a web-based interactive database and requires free registration.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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Measuring Impact of Broadband in 5 Rural MN Communities
Provides case studies exploring the impact of broadband investments in rural, Minnesota, including its uses for healthcare and economic development. Identifies the economic impact for each community.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Blandin Foundation
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