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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

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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The Alaska State Plan for Senior Services FFY 2024 - FFY 2027
Provides an analysis of a statewide initiative to identify the issues and needs of seniors in Alaska to guide the development of senior health and human services in the state. Discusses the demographic trends and needs of this population based on ongoing needs assessment activities. Identifies specific goals, objectives, and performance measures developed by the State Plan for Senior Services Advisory Committee for FFY 2024-2027.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health
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Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to Explore Healthy Aging Data through Community Health Improvement
Provides an overview for local health departments (LHDs) and partners to assess the components of healthy aging in their communities through research, data, and practice. Focuses on tracking health indicators and the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how to use data while considering community-level factors that impact healthcare access, such as race/ethnicity, location/rurality, Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) status, and more.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Association of County and City Health Officials, Trust for America's Health
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Predicting Firm Creation in Rural Texas: A Multi-Model Machine Learning Approach to a Complex Policy Problem
Evaluates Texas counties between 2008 and 2018 to identify factors contributing to entrepreneurship for rural areas. Discusses how healthcare, elder care, and child care predict growth in entrepreneurship. Compares predictive factors for rural areas with urban predictive factors. Makes recommendations for research, policy, and scholarship for rural entrepreneurship.
Author(s): Mark C. Hand, Vivek Shastry, Varun Rai
Citation: PLOS ONE, 18(6), e0287217
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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2022 Transportation Trends
Identifies trends and issues affecting the availability of accessible transportation for older adults and people with disabilities. Summarizes results of a September 2022 survey of public transit and human services transportation providers; stakeholders; and aging and disability organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living and Aging and Disability Resource Centers. Discusses nine themes related to the challenges of providing transportation to older adults, younger adults with disabilities, and caregivers, including the lack of transportation options in rural areas.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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NACRHHS Updates: PACE and Childcare Need in Rural Areas
Webinar recording discusses the use of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the availability of childcare in rural areas. Features presentations from representatives of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, and the Redlands Christian Migrant Association.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 04/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly in Rural America: Policy Brief and Recommendations to the Secretary
Provides an overview of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Discusses barriers to implementing PACE programs in rural areas and offers policy recommendations and considerations to facilitate the expansion of these programs in rural communities.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Tribal Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Directory
Directory lists all the tribally operated nursing home and assisted living facilities across the country. Provides the tribal affiliation, facility name, address, certification, and number of beds for each facility.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Aging on the Farm: Emerging Issues 2020-2021 Evaluation Report
Highlights 4 projects related to aging on the farm. Includes project descriptions, results, and future plans. Project topics include telehealth occupational therapy, data gathering on farmer needs in order to safely age in place, dementia awareness and healthcare quality, and exercise promotion for farmers with Parkinson's disease.
Author(s): Erica Shuck, Devon Charlier
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
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