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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Access

Reimagine Rural Health in Missouri
Summarizes the current infrastructure, workforce, access strategies and policies to strengthen the delivery of rural health in Missouri.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Virginia Health Opportunity Index
Allows the user to examine health opportunities and challenges at the census tract level, by county, or by independent city for the state of Virginia. Utilizes 13 indicators addressing the social determinants of health. These indicators are grouped into four profiles or measures focused on the natural and social environment, consumer resources, economic opportunities, and access to health services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity
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Resilient Rural America: Alabama: Perry County
Series of articles about various facets of life in Perry County, a rural community characterized both by extreme poverty and generations of strong families who have weathered adversity. Includes discussion of health disparities and the need for additional healthcare services and resources for people fleeing domestic violence. Part of the Resilient Rural America series.
Author(s): Blake Tommey
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Baptist News Global
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Opioid Mapping Initiative
Presents a mapping system that allows users to locate distributors of naloxone and prescription drug drop off locations. Aims to provide open data sets to local health departments, law enforcement agencies, and communities.
Additional links: National Drug Drop-off Locations Map, National Naloxone Map
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New America
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Washington Tracking Network (WTN)
Provides interactive maps, charts and graphs on a wide range of data by county for Washington State. Includes content on health and climate, community and population characteristics, transportation, the environment, and exposure to toxic substances. Covers several health topics including access to care, hospitalizations, incidence of cancer, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and opioid use, misuse, and related deaths. The Information by Location tool allows users to see rankings for health disparities, and social and economic determinants of health by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Reaching Rural Communities
Covers strategies, outreach tools, and other resources to connect with families and children eligible for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Includes webinars and videos, and outreach tools specifically for reaching out to American Indian and Alaskan Native populations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, InsureKidsNow.gov
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Gallery for New Mexico Community Data Collaborative
Provides interactive maps with county-level health data for New Mexico. Covers a wide range of topics including child abuse and neglect, the food environment, drug overdoses, chronic disease, Medicaid enrollment, healthcare facilities, and more.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Community Data Collaborative
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Louisiana's Health Data Portal
Provides data on health outcomes, population, and environmental health by parish for Louisiana. For parish-level data, select a category, topic, and click on the "Explore" button. The population data category includes both the topic sociodemographics, which also addresses access to food and primary care physicians, and the topic health factors and behaviors, which includes alcohol and tobacco use. The health outcomes category includes cancer, asthma, and diabetes incidence. Offers the ability to view multiple datasets at once and download files.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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The EveryONE Project: Neighborhood Navigator
Allows users to search by zip code for resources and programs in their neighborhood to address their patients' social determinants of health. Provides information on food, housing, goods, transportation, health, care, education, employment, and more.
Additional links: Neighborhood Navigator Training Video
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Community Health Aide Program Expansion
Details the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) expansion. Discusses the dental, behavioral, and community health integration program's expansion to rural American Indian communities in the lower 48 states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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