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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health (UMASH) Center Summary Annual Report: 2022-2023
Highlights research projects and program activities in the areas of farmer mental health, agricultural health and safety, and farmer aging.
Author(s): Jeff Bender
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
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Pennsylvania Population Projections 2050: A First Look
Report projecting county-level population changes for Pennsylvania through 2050. Discusses the aging population and the implications for rural healthcare, workforce, and more.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Meeting Summary, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 6-8, 2023
Summarizes the 93nd meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Presents an overview of national and state perspectives on disability and independence in rural communities.
Additional links: Lincoln County Human Services Site Visit Summary
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Action Guide: Partnering to Expand Access to Home Modifications, Repairs, and Weatherization for Community Living
Offers strategies for partnership building for improving accessibility and safety of existing homes for residents that are aging or have disabilities. Includes examples of successful partnerships across the country and discusses rural specific challenges.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USAging
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Aging in Place: The Vital Role of Home Health in Access to Care
Recording of a September 19, 2023, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Health Care hearing on access to home health services and the role of home health in supporting aging in place. Features testimony from Carrie Edwards, Director of Home Care Services at Mary Lanning Healthcare in rural Nebraska, and Tracy Mroz, Associate Professor at the University of Washington and Investigator at the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.
Additional links: Carrie Edwards, Mary Lanning Healthcare - Testimony, Tracy M. Mroz, University of Washington - Testimony
Date: 09/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health Care
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Ensuring Age-Friendly Public Health in Rural Communities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Model Programs
Discusses the components of age-friendly environments and how to support public health efforts that improve the lives of aging residents in rural areas. Provides data related to rural technology access, rural versus urban poverty rates and healthcare provider workforce, and county-level U.S. maps of percentage of population aged 65 or older and rural versus urban majority communities. Includes innovations and recommendations for age-friendly public health systems.
Author(s): M. Aaron Guest, Megan Wolfe, Karon Phillips, Jane Hook
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Meals on Wheels and Rural Communities, with Carter Florence and Shon Gress
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Carter Florence, DrPH, MPH, Vice President of Programs with Meals on Wheels America, and Shon Gress, CEO and Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Guernsey County. Focuses on the benefits of the program, the impact of braided funding, and how rural stakeholders can get involved.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Research Insight: How Do Workforce Challenges and Strategies Vary Across Area Agencies on Aging?
Report analyzing workforce data for Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to identify connections between workforce challenges and organizational characteristics. Includes rural and urban comparisons.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USAging
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Rural Social Isolation, with Carrie Henning-Smith
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, Deputy Director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center. Focuses on rural social isolation, the negative effects it has on wellness, and how it can be mitigated.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Supporting Local Multisector Plans for Aging in Rural Communities
Highlights a philanthropic initiative to develop Multisector Plans for Aging (MPAs) covering 7 rural California counties. Discusses community engagement and resources for more learning.
Author(s): Pauline Delange Martinez
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society on Aging
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