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Resources by Topic: Child care

Genotyping and Subtyping Cryptosporidium To Identify Risk Factors and Transmission Patterns — Nebraska, 2015–2017
Examines the genetic diversity of Cryptosporidium in Nebraska, looking at the distribution of cases of cryptosporidiosis caused by Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis in rural and urban settings. Reports on rural cases due to animal exposures and urban cases in child care facilities.
Author(s): Brianna K. Loeck, Caitlin Pedati, Peter C. Iwen, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(12), 335-338
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Child Care Challenges for Medicaid Work Requirements
Examines the impact of Medicaid work requirements on low-income parents related to finding and affording child care. Discusses challenges related to accessing child care and afterschool programs in rural areas.
Author(s): Gina Adams, Eva H. Allen, Anuj Gangopadhyaya, Genevieve M. Kenney
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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The New Economy and Child Care: Nonstandard-Hour Work, Child Care, and Child Health and Well-Being
Examines child care instability experienced by mothers with young children. Includes information from state child care administrators related to the support provided by the child care subsidy system for parents working nonstandard hours. Includes a brief discussion of rural child care deserts.
Author(s): Angela Rachidi, Russell Sykes, Kerry Desjardins, Julius Cesar Chaidez
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Public Human Services Association, Mathematica
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A Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities
Workbook designed to identify challenges and assets in providing services in rural communities, and to examine how these factors play a part in accessing services. Includes resources and links for further information.
Author(s): A.K. Liebman, M.A. Salzwedel, J. Simmons, B.C. Lee
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Migrant Clinicians Network, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
Provides information about programs participating in the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships in urban and rural areas, and their activities delivering services to infants, toddlers, and families. Features statistics including number and type of partners recruited by grantees, child care partner enrollment capacity, hours of operation, staff salaries, and locations of grantees with breakdowns by 9 levels of urban or rural location.
Author(s): Patricia Del Grosso, Jaime Thomas, Libby Makowsky, et al.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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America's Child Care Deserts in 2018
Assesses child care availability in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with a special emphasis on how limited or complete lack of access disproportionately impacts rural and Hispanic/Latino populations. Includes discussion on child care deserts and provides a list of policy recommendations to increase access to low-cost and high-quality child care.
Author(s): Rasheed Malik, Katie Hamm, Leila Schochet, Cristina Novoa, Simon Workman, Steven Jessen-Howard
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts
Examines the availability of licensed infant-toddler child care in nine states and the District of Columbia, with a focus on how rural communities are disproportionately affected by a limited or complete lack of access to child care services. Features discussion on consequences of child care deserts and offers policy recommendations to increase the supply of licensed child care.
Author(s): Steven Jessen-Howard, Rasheed Malik, Simon Workman, Katie Hamm
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Roadmap for Action: Advancing the Adoption of Telehealth in Child Care Centers and Schools to Promote Children's Health and Well-Being
Discusses strategies and benefits to adopting a telehealth program in a child care center or school. Describes successful rural specific program examples. Outlines a guide for program adoption that covers identifying and building relationships with stakeholders, needs assessment, finding equipment, privacy, payment, sustainability, and implementation challenges.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Children's Partnership
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Both Rural and Urban SNAP Recipients Affected by Proposed Work Requirements
Presents work status data for rural and urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Identifies those exempt from work requirements under current law who may face a new work requirement under proposed legislation, breaking out the current work hours of this group. Briefly discusses the scarcity and expense of child care.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Challenges Related to Pregnancy and Returning to Work after Childbirth in a Rural, Tourism-Dependent Community
Discusses the challenges related to pregnancy and returning to work after childbirth in rural, tourism-dependent communities. Examines the issues of pregnancy timing and maternity leave, breastfeeding support, and child care, providing recommendations for improving conditions in each area. Results are based on a focus group of 6 women, which included 3 mothers and 3 pregnant women.
Author(s): Amanda Corbett, Carrie Henning-Smith, Kristin DeArruda Wharton, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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