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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Improving Access to Health Care Coverage in Rural Communities with Medicaid and CHIP
A recorded webinar that provides strategies and best practices to improve outreach in an effort to enroll American Indian/Alaska Native communities (AI/AN) in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Discusses the importance of healthcare access and offers resources and tools for enrollment outreach.
Additional links: Slides, Transcript
Date: 12/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Rural Health Association
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South Carolina State Health Assessment, 2023
Reports on the health status of South Carolina residents and identifies trends and priorities. Covers topics associated with each stage of life, including maternal and infant health, childhood and adolescence, adulthood, and healthy aging. Additional highlighted areas include population characteristics, health equity, health conditions, access, workforce, public health capacity, community and environmental influences on health, and more. Discusses rural issues throughout, and provides maps showing county-level data for selected topics. Includes a condensed State Health Assessment Companion Report.
Additional links: Companion Report
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alliance for a Healthy South Carolina (AHSC), Live Healthy South Carolina (LHSC), South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
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Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees Who Received a Well-Child Visit in 2020
Presents data on the percentage and number of children under age 19 who received a well-child visit that was paid for by Medicaid or CHIP in 2020. Includes data on the share of Medicaid or CHIP enrollees under age 19 who received a well-child visit by age, gender, race and ethnicity, urban or rural residence, program type, and primary language spoken.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees Who Received Mental Health or SUD Services in 2020
Presents data on the percentage and number of Medicaid and CHIP enrollees who received mental health or substance use disorder (SUD) services in 2020. Includes data on the share of enrollees who used these services overall and by age, gender, race and ethnicity, urban or rural status, Medicaid or CHIP eligibility category, and the enrollees' primary language.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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School Meals and Other Child Nutrition Programs: Background and Funding
Provides an overview of federal child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), among others. Includes information on reimbursement rates for rural SFSP meal sites, as well as brief mentions of rural and tribal demonstration programs.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Developing a Culturally Relevant Physical Activity Guide for Alaska Native Head Start Students in Rural Alaska: The Got Neqpiaq? Study
Highlights a survey of Alaska Native Elders, teachers, and parents on cultural modifications to the Head Start preschool programs' physical playtime activities in tribal communities. Features a partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Head Start, and the Rural Alaska Community Action Program. Details lessons learned from survey results on developing culturally competent physical education programming for Alaska Native preschoolers.
Author(s): Teresa Hicks, Barb Stillwater, Kathryn Koller, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 82(1), 2287791
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Nursing Students Bring Free Care to Rural Virginia with Student-Run Mobile Health Clinic
Features Old Dominion University's mobile health clinic, which provides healthcare services in rural southeastern Virginia while providing clinical opportunities to nursing students.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Arizona Child Fatality Review Program: Thirtieth Annual Report
Report offering an overview of 2022 child mortality data in Arizona. Discusses demographics, causes of death, and recommendations for prevention. Includes rural and urban comparisons of mortality rates and risk factors.
Author(s): Kiran Lalani, Susan Newberry, Mary Ellen Rimsza, et al.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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See Me, Hear Me, Know Me: Perspectives on Diet and Physical Activity Influences among Teens Living in Rural Texas Communities
Surveyed 40 pairs of rural Texas parents and teens to understand how teens perceive living in a rural community impacts diet and exercise choices. Discusses the role of the family, nutrition at home, access to healthy foods, and more.
Author(s): Debbe Thompson, Julie Miranda, Chishinga Callender, et al
Citation: Nutrients, 15(21), 4695
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Why Rural Matters 2023: Centering Equity and Opportunity
Report describing schools in rural communities. Discusses the impact of COVID-19, access to psychologists and mental health supports, impact on poverty, broadband access, and more. Includes state-level comparisons.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Sara L. Hartman, Karen Eppley, Jerry Johnson, Bob Klein
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Education Association
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