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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Map the Meal Gap 2018: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2016
Reports on county-level food insecurity and food price variation in 2016. Includes rural and regional demographics of food insecurity and child food insecurity rates by state.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Feeding America
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Providing Access to Mental Health Services for Children in Rural Areas
Policy brief discussing options for improving access to mental health services for rural children, including telemedicine, integration of behavioral health and primary care, and school-based care. Features three brief case studies.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Teen Pregnancy: Federal Prevention Programs
Report evaluates four federally funded programs that focus on teen pregnancy prevention: the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program, the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), the Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program, and the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program. Features a breakdown of each program and an evaluation of their activities and efficacy. Discusses which programs operate in rural areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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A Compass for Families: Head Start in Rural America
Report details the importance of Head Start programs to rural communities. Discusses the services Head Start provides for rural families, such as child care, connection to health services, and transportation, among others. Features county level data and rural-urban comparisons.
Author(s): Rasheed Malik, Leila Schochet
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Rural Child Poverty Was Most Concentrated in the Mississippi Delta
Map showing average child poverty rates for rural counties, based on 2012-2016 American Community Survey data. Discusses the counties with the highest child poverty, including counties in the Mississippi Delta region.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Use of the National Health Interview Survey Linked to Medicaid Analytic eXtract Data to Identify Children With Medicaid-covered Births
Explains a method for longitudinal follow-up of children who were enrolled in Medicaid at birth through linked National Health Interview Survey and Medicaid Analytic eXtract data files. Includes NHIS data on health insurance coverage, health status, and healthcare access for children with Medicaid-covered births, including data by urban-rural county of residence.
Author(s): Patricia C. Lloyd, Anne K. Driscoll, Alan E. Simon, Jennifer D. Parker
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-123): CHIP, Public Health, Home Visiting, and Medicaid Provisions in Division E
Highlights a report on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Details appropriations for Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, public health, and other provisions in Division E. Provides some discussion of the effect of these appropriations on rural communities.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Adapting an Evidence-based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: The Longer-Term Impacts of "Reducing the Risk" in Kentucky
Presents evidence on two-year outcomes among students in rural Kentucky high schools who participated in a program designed to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Author(s): Brian Goesling, Joanne Lee, Robert G. Wood, Susan Zief
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Healthy Children, Healthy Nations: Charting Pathways on Early Childhood Development and Nutrition for Minnesota's Native Children
Report discusses the health of Native American children in Minnesota. Features state and national data about Native American children's health, as well as interventions in children's nutrition, early childhood development, and childhood trauma.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Better Way Foundation, Center for Indian Country Development, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Seeds of Native Health
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A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Children, 2006-2012
Describes the health characteristics of children living in HUD-assisted households, using data from the National Health Interview Survey. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population classification, including noncore.
Author(s): Veronica E. Helms, Barry L. Steffen, Elizabeth Rudd, Jon Sperling
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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