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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Why Rural Matters 2018-2019: The Time is Now
Describes the context and conditions of rural education in each of the fifty states. Presents data focused on the key areas of need in rural education. Discusses early childhood development, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), educational outcomes, college readiness, student and family diversity, and educational policy indicators.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Sara L. Hartman, Jerry Johnson, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural School and Community Trust
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Growth and Distribution of Child Psychiatrists in the United States: 2007-2016
Results of a study exploring trends in the growth and distribution of child psychiatrists in the United States from 2007-2016, noting differences in access in urban and rural areas. Includes statistics on the numbers of children and child psychiatrists in each state, and a county-level map showing the percent of change during the decade studied.
Author(s): Ryan K. McBain, Aaron Kofner, Bradley D. Stein, et al.
Citation: Pediatrics, 144(6)
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Poverty Rates in 2017 Were Highest for Children, Particularly Among Those Living in Rural Areas
Bar chart showing rural and urban poverty rates by age group. Includes data for children under 5 years, all children under 18 years of age, working age adults (18-64 years), and seniors (65 and older).
Date: 11/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide
Report discusses different methods for adolescent substance use and suicide prevention. Highlights rates of suicide and substance use, such as binge drinking, misuse of pain medication, and vaping. Explores differences in rates for youth in rural and urban areas.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Western Counties Have Highest Uninsured Rate for Kids
Provides county-level estimates on uninsured rates for children age 0 to 18 in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE). Also includes data on trends in the uninsured rate by region from 2009 through 2017.
Additional links: Kansas Children Age 0-18: Uninsured Rate and Number by County, 2017
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Vaccination Coverage by Age 24 Months Among Children Born in 2015 and 2016 — National Immunization Survey-Child, United States, 2016–2018
Examines vaccination coverage for selected vaccines and doses among children born in 2015 and 2016. Supplementary Table 2 includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Additional links: Supplementary Table 2
Author(s): Holly A. Hill, James A. Singleton, David Yankey, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(41), 913–918
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Peer‐adult Network Structure and Suicide Attempts in 38 High Schools: Implications for Network‐informed Suicide Prevention
Presents a study on a school-based, youth-adult network as an intervention to prevent youth suicide in rural and micropolitan communities. Measures rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 38 high schools in New York and North Dakota.
Author(s): Peter A. Wyman, Trevor A. Pickering, Anthony R. Pisani, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60(10), 1065-1075
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Vital Signs: Burden and Prevention of Influenza and Pertussis Among Pregnant Women and Infants — United States
Examines influenza-associated hospitalization among pregnant women and infant hospitalization and death associated with influenza and pertussis. Includes data on vaccination rates for influenza and Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) among pregnant women in rural and nonrural areas.
Author(s): Megan C. Lindley, Katherine E. Kahn, Barbara H. Bardenheier, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(40), 885-892
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Design and Operation: 2013 National Survey of Children in Nonparental Care and 2014 National Survey of the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome
Reports on the development, plan, and operation of two surveys, the 2013 National Survey of Children in Nonparental Care (NSCNC) and the 2014 National Survey of Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome (NSDATA). Tables X and XIII include data on the percentage of children in the NSCNC that lived in metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Tables XVI and XIX report metro/nonmetro data for children in the NSDATA ADHD module.
Author(s): Benjamin Zablotsky, Matthew D. Bramlett, Jacquelyn M. George, et al.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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The Use of Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers
Describes the growth in number and location of the telehealth model of care in traditional school-based health centers (SBHCs), and highlights how telehealth complements the care given by onsite providers. Examines the characteristics of SBHCs' use of the telehealth model including SBHCs who exclusively use telehealth, and the characteristics of provider types, medical sponsorship, and schools and students with access to SBHCs. Discusses the implications of the exclusive use of telehealth services, and how traditional health services are expanding due to the use of telehealth.
Author(s): Hayley Love, Nirmita Panchal, John Schlitt, et al.
Citation: Global Pediatric Health, 6
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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