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Resources by Topic: Access

Indicators of Broadband Need Map
Map depicting broadband availability and several indicators of need, including broadband speeds and access to connected technology at the county level. Other map layers include county boundaries, tribal lands, communities in which 20% or more of households are below the poverty level, and proximity to Minority Serving Institutions.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Broadband USA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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Growing Rural Podcast
Podcast series on issues of interest for rural South Carolina. Topics include telehealth, ways to improve access to quality healthcare, and the effects of COVID-19 on rural healthcare, among other things.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Cancer
Provides data and maps reflecting cancer incidence and mortality, comparing rural, nonmetro urban, and metro counties. Explores urban and rural disparities regarding cancer type, access to healthcare for rural residents, risk factors for cancer incidence, and preventative care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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County Data Maps from CEARH
Provides maps of the contiguous U.S. that represent data related to healthcare access at the county level, healthcare industry characteristics in rural counties, socio-demographic characteristics, and rural health characteristics. Map indicators can be adjusted to reflect specific types of data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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Community Supports for Rural Aging in Place and Independent Living Topic Guide
Resources and information on home-based services and community supports to support aging in place and independent living in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rides That Save Lives Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Older People
Provides strategies and best practices to help community organizations, mobility providers, and other partners improve vaccine access for older adults. Includes information to help reach people who are homebound, who no longer drive, have a disability, or lack caregiver support. Also covers how to address concerns about vaccine safety.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Age Friendly Arizona
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We Can Do This: COVID-19 Public Education Campaign
Resources to help community partners promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence and encourage prevention in the communities they serve. Includes educational materials in a wide range of formats and targeted to specific audiences. Provides information on the COVID-19 Community Corps, a grassroots network of people serving as trusted voices in their community regarding vaccination.
Additional links: The COVID-19 Community Corps
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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National Center for Mobility Management Covid-19 Resource Center
Shares examples of how transit agencies are helping with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Includes recorded webinars showing how transportation and public health agencies can collaborate to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines. Also provides examples of how transit agencies are contributing to vaccination efforts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Mobility Management
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Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL)
Platform for resources, reports, case studies, and training opportunities to support transportation access in rural and urban areas. Digital library contains resources produced by technical assistance centers funded by the Federal Transit Administration, federal agencies, and other sources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Transit Administration, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, National Center for Applied Transit Technology, National Center for Mobility Management, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Shared-Use Mobility Center
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Learning Module: Rural and Small Town Transportation
Describes transportation issues in rural America, addressing transportation-related impacts on health, safety, poverty, and economic opportunity. Offers resources for planning, policy, and community partnerships, with links to sample programs and documents.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Shared-Use Mobility Center
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