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Resources by Topic: Community and economic development

Community Recruiters
Article describing the process a rural North Dakota community used to recruit two family physicians, through the efforts of community members and representatives of the local Critical Access Hospital.
Author(s): Stacy Kusler
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Much More Than Money — The Impact of Small Rural Foundations
Blog post describing 5 ways in which small foundations in rural areas leverage non-financial assets to improve their communities.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Federal Agency Needs Assessment and Coordination on Tribal Projects
Presents a report on the state of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure on tribal lands. Features recommendations for the Indian Health Service and the USDA to address these needs.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities
Report highlights different outcomes and opinions of people in rural, suburban, and urban communities on a number of topics, including demographic shifts, urgent problems, and life satisfaction, among others. Features demographic data, a county level breakdown, and a case study highlighting a rural, suburban, and urban county.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Kim Parker, Juliana Horowitz, Anna Brown, et al.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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The Economic Impact of Rural Residency Programs in Oklahoma
Provides an overview of the economic impact of 6 rural residency programs on their communities and the state of Oklahoma. Poster presented at the 2018 National Rural Health Association Annual Conference.
Author(s): Lara Brooks, Brian Whitacre, Chad Landgraf
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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To Spark or Sustain? Two Equally Important Rural Funder Choices
Blog about rural philanthropy and suggestions for determining the best ways for communities to support local groups, including health services systems.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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As the South Grows: Bearing Fruit
Explores how areas of Southern cities such as Metro Atlanta offer opportunities to learn ways to confront and eliminate structural barriers that will have effects on other parts of the country. Discusses rural-specific considerations, as well.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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The Lonely Rural Funder's Guide to Networking
Blog post examining the benefits of networking and encouraging rural funders to employ a type of creative thinking that is different from that used by urban philanthropic organizations. Includes ideas for promoting networking for rural healthcare institutions.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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Rural Healthcare Facilities Had Modest Job Growth, but No Measurable Employment Impact on Other Sectors
Reports findings from a study of employment trends in rural healthcare between 2001 and 2015. Discusses how changes in inpatient healthcare facility jobs affect total county employment, with a comparison of impacts for micropolitan and noncore counties.
Author(s): Cristina Miller
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Integrating Economic Resilience in Performance-based Transportation Planning
Details a report on community transportation planning based on economic performance. Discusses measures to factor in the demands of local economies and community wealth creation into transportation planning. Features several rural examples.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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