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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART)
A project that focuses on strengthening support networks for older adults and their caregivers to promote healthy aging in place in rural Wisconsin. Focuses on pedestrian and home safety, technology training, and partnerships. Includes online resource directories for a few select locations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) at the UW-Madison School of Nursing
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PubMed Search: Independent Living and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of independent living and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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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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University of Louisville (Kentucky) Project ECHO
A telementoring program dedicated to sharing knowledge of experts and expanding the capacity of healthcare professionals to provide specialty care for underserved individuals. Currently offers five tracks with a focus on older adults.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Louisville Trager Institute
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Home- and Community-Based Services
Details the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' home- and community-based services (HCBS) and highlights examples of HCBS in tribal communities. Also, discusses transitional care for Native American elders and provides evidence-based models.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Arizona Department of Economic Security Documents Center
Searchable website of reports, forms, policies and procedures, and pamphlets providing information about specific programs and services in the state of Arizona. Topics cover homelessness, the Commodity Senior Food Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Documents are updated frequently and include data by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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Map: SNAP Matters to Seniors in Every Community - Metropolitan Areas, Small Towns, and Rural Areas
Interactive county-level map showing the share of all households with seniors ages 60 and above that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Each county is categorized as metropolitan, small town, or rural.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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Publications from the Division of Aging and Adult Services
Provides annual data on services offered through Arizona's Division of Aging and Adult Services under the Title III and VII State Performance Reporting Requirements, including data on rural location, age group, and race/ethnicity. Services covered include personal care, home delivered meals, adult day care or health services and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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LTC Focus (Long-term Care: Facts on Care in the US)
Provides links to research abstracts and publications regarding long-term care residents and facilities. Contains downloadable data from a variety of primary and secondary sources on nursing home facility characteristics, state policies, and resident characteristics, among other factors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Brown University School of Public Health
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