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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Strategies to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Ohio: Promoting Positive Social Norms and Intervening to Lessen Harm
A policy brief focused on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through trauma-informed care and strengthening the behavioral healthcare workforce. Discusses strategies to prevent ACEs while providing related data, such as county-level maps showing location of family treatment courts and ratio of population to mental health providers, with discussion specific to rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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The Age-Dependency Ratio in the North Central Region: Implications for Regional and Community Development Research Brief
Examines the North Central region age-dependency ratio, or the number of dependent individuals (ages 0 to 14 years and 65 or older) compared to the working population (ages 15 to 64 years), and how this impacts workforce and economic development. Provides 2000-2022 population data broken down by metro, suburban, and rural as well as by selected states and counties. Allows user to search within tables and scroll through counties.
Author(s): Roberto Gallardo
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Child Support Engagement in Rural and Non-Rural Counties: More Engagement and Lower Amount Owed in Rural Areas
Explores differences in engagement in child support for custodial parents living in rural and nonrural areas. Compares the percentage of different types of child support agreements, expected child support payments, and actual child support payments received by custodial parents between 2010 and 2018. Identifies opportunities for federal, state, and tribal agencies to better serve custodial parents and their children through the Title IV-D program and other services.
Author(s): Maretta McDonald, Robin Ghertner
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety, 2021–22
Reports on crime and violence in U.S. public schools based on data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). Includes programs and practices in schools to prevent crime as well as data tables on recorded incidents of crime, threats and physical attacks, hate crimes, substance abuse issues, mental health factors, and more. Include breakdowns of crime and violence variables by city, suburb, town, or rural location.
Author(s): Riley Burr, Jana Kemp Ke, Wang
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Institutes for Research, National Center for Education Statistics
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Validation of Remote Anthropometric Measurements in a Rural Randomized Pediatric Clinical Trial in Primary Care Settings
Evaluates the effectiveness of remote assessment of height and weight for rural children, providing comparisons of remote and in-person measurements of 33 caregiver-child pairs. Provides measurement data, assesses measurement reliability, and identifies factors associated with measurement discrepancies. Describes the significance of findings in context of obesity treatment.
Author(s): E Zhang, Ann M. Davis, Elizabeth Yakes Jiminez, et al.
Citation: Scientific Reports, 14, 411
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Eligibility Map 2024
An interactive map that allows the user to search eligible summer 2024 locations for reduced priced meals at meal site or day care homes. Also shows qualifying rural areas that may provide non-congregate summer meals according to USDA rural definitions.
Date: 2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Medicaid and CHIP Renewal and Transition Resources for Partners
Offers resources for states, beneficiary and provider organizations, and other partners to better assist people with Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage to renew their healthcare coverage or transition to insurance options that better suit their needs. Includes outreach materials for different population categories, including racial and ethnic populations, people with disabilities and older adults, and rural populations.
Date: 2024
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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High School Graduates for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of population attaining at least a high school graduate education or equivalent by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates.
Date: 2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural America's OB Deserts Widen in Fallout From Pandemic
Explores the loss of obstetrics services in rural communities since 2011. Presents data on the number and percentage of rural hospitals that discontinued obstetrics services between 2011 and 2021. Discusses the impact of the loss of these services on maternal and infant health.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Chartis Center for Rural Health
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Addressing the National Rural Health Care Worker Shortage with A Focus on Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educational Strategies
Policy position paper regarding addressing rural healthcare workforce shortages through K-12 pipeline programs. Discusses educational, programmatic, and financial challenges to engaging K-12 students and implementing pipeline programs. Offers policy recommendations for the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote student preparedness and interest in health careers.
Author(s): Nicole Thill, Michelle Fortune, Abigail Radcliffe
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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