Northern Border Regional Commission State and Region Chartbooks: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis
Webinar describing a project compiling the most recent publicly available data related to health and healthcare access at the county and state level for Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Discusses healthcare professional shortage areas and highlights counties with worse health outcomes than other counties in the region. Features statistics on demographics with breakdowns by rural location, socioeconomic characteristics, access to care, health outcomes and behaviors, community safety, death rates and top causes of death, internet access, insurance coverage, telehealth policies, scope of practice for various provider types, and maps showing Heath Professional Shortage Areas and locations of Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Critical Access Hospitals.
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Author(s): Katherine Ahrens Date: 06/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: Maine Rural Health Research Center, Rural Health Research Gateway view details
#RuralTalks Broadband and Infrastructure Highlights
A video compilation of clip highlights from the May 2022 #RuralTalks Broadband and Infrastructure Seminar. Discusses impacts of COVID-19, broadband, access, and infrastructure issues.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural LISC view details
South Dakota Broadband Resource Guide
Report examines rural broadband access in South Dakota. Details rates of access across the state, discusses digital literacy, and provides community resources for expanding broadband access.
Author(s): Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs view details
Connected Nation Texas Rural Hospital Survey Results
Presents results of a survey of 163 rural Texas hospitals on internet technology use, barriers to using online services for healthcare providers and patients, and ways to expand remote options for rural residents. Addresses internet connectivity and service, cybersecurity, and federal and state grant opportunities to support broadband expansion.
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Connected Nation Texas, Texas State Office of Rural Health view details
Broadband: National Strategy Needed to Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Digital Divide
Provides an overview of federal agencies and programs that support the deployment of broadband in the United States. Discusses the extent to which these programs are fragmented or overlap, as well as how agencies coordinate their efforts. Offers recommendations to improve the alignment of the various broadband programs, including the development of a national broadband strategy.
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Broadband Access Challenges
Fact sheet highlighting barriers to broadband access for rural and underserved communities, addressing infrastructure and affordability issues. Describes policy efforts to increase access through investments to expand broadband adoption.
Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: AARP, Institute for Local Self-Reliance view details