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Resources by Topic: Child care

Early Care, Early Education, and Home Visiting in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Design Options for Assessing Early Childhood Needs
Highlights a report presenting a framework for future studies of the unmet needs in early childhood care, education, and home visiting in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Identifies study designs using existing data on the national level and designs requiring new data collection at the community level.
Author(s): Lizabeth Malone, Emily Knas, Michael Cavanaugh, Jerry West
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica Policy Research
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America After 3PM Special Report: The Growing Importance of Afterschool in Rural Communities
Provides an overview of afterschool and summer learning programming in rural America. Discusses health and wellness impacts of afterschool programs for rural children. Describes strengths of rural programs and identifies barriers to participation in rural communities.
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Afterschool Alliance
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The Two Georgias: Addressing Health Equity in Rural Georgia
A series of articles discussing health disparities between rural and urban Georgia. Includes sections devoted to literature reviews, qualitative research, population science, needs assessments, and public health practices. Topics range from rural hospital closure, access and use of EMS services, and teen pregnancy, to social determinants of health as connected to childcare programs.
Citation: Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4), 294-404
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Public Health Association
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Grandparent Caregiving Among Rural African Americans in a Community in the American South: Challenges to Health and Wellbeing
Findings from an interview-based qualitative study analyzing grandparent caregiving among low-income, African American grandmothers in rural Georgia, and discusses the challenges to their health associated with child caregiving.
Author(s): Emmanuel Clottey, Alison Scott, Moya Alfonso
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3313
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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After Great Recession, More Married Fathers Providing Child Care
Reports on the percentage of married fathers providing care for their children while mothers worked outside the home. Examines child care provided by married fathers by race, ethnicity, and residence in urban or rural locations.
Author(s): Kristin Smith
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Improving the Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Through Self-Assessment (NAP SACC) in Rural Area Child Care Centers in North Carolina
Presents results from a study designed to determine if rural child care centers in western North Carolina meet recommendations for nutrition and physical activity. Also examines whether focusing on nutrition and physical activity is effective in improving the center environment, and if differences exist between school-affiliated and unaffiliated care centers.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Battista, Hillary Oakley, Melissa S. Weddell, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine, 67(S1), S10-S16
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Child Care Subsidies Critical for Low-Income Families Amid Rising Child Care Expenses
Examines changes in child care expenditures from 2005 to 2011 with comparisons between nonmetropolitan and metropolitan residents. Addresses differences in monthly income spent on child care for different income groups and for mothers in poverty and discusses the policy implications.
Author(s): Kristin Smith, Nicholas Adams
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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An Interview with Barb Fabre
An interview with Barb Fabre, an enrolled member of the Ojibwa Nation in Minnesota and director for the White Earth Child Care program, who describes life on the reservation, and the unique challenges facing childcare providers there.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Kansas City, MO, June 18-20, 2012
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 71st meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: health reform, services for the elderly, rural hospitals and infrastructure, frontier demonstration projects, child care, and Head Start.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2007
Analyzes data from the National Survey of Children's Health to describe the health status, healthcare utilization, activities, and family and community environments experienced by children in rural and urban areas.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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