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Resources by Topic: Community and economic development

The State of Healthcare in North Carolina: 2022 Impact Report
Examines contributions to the people and economy of North Carolina by the 130 members of the North Carolina Heathcare Association. Describes key issues facing North Carolina health systems, including access and innovation, workforce development and retention, health equity, and behavioral health. Mentions rural throughout.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Healthcare Association
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The State of Unexpected: 2022 Kansas Annual Report
Depicts community and economic developments in Kansas through 2022, including in the Office of Rural Prosperity. Provides county-level maps depicting economic impacts, rural opportunity zones, broadband acceleration projects, and capital projects.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Commerce
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The Health Equity & Access for Rural Dually Eligible Individuals (HEARD) Toolkit: Raising Rural Voices from New Mexico, North Dakota, and Tennessee to Create Action
Provides an overview on the access barriers and health disparities of Medicaid and Medicare dually eligible individuals residing in rural areas. Presents research and stakeholder feedback from New Mexico, North Dakota, and Tennessee to provide information to policymakers. Discusses topics such as community planning related to equity and infrastructure, workforce capacity and community health workers (CHWs), and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Ellen Breslin, Samantha Di Paola, Susan McGeehan, Rebecca Kellenberg, Andrea Maresca
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Management Associates
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The State of Rural Minnesota: 2023
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, agriculture, employment, income, rurality, and more.
Additional links: Highlights Slideshow
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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HUD Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (RCB) Program
Provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program (RCB). Outlines the program structure and administration, eligibility for primary grantees and their activities, and fiscal year 2019 and 2020 RCB award amounts.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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FCC Broadband Map - Data Year 2020
An interactive map allowing the user to identify the highest percentage coverage of broadband internet speed that is greater than or equal to 25 megabits per second (Mbps), or less than 25 Mbps for each county in the U.S.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Communications Commission, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation
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The Economic Contributions of North Carolina's Health Systems and Hospitals
Presents information for 137 hospital facilities in North Carolina, including number of jobs, wage income, total value added, taxes that result from health system and hospital operations, and community benefits such as reduced cost care. Features statistics including numbers of hospitals and beds, with breakdowns by rural, suburban, and urban areas.
Additional links: Two-Page Summary
Author(s): Sara Nienow, Rizwaan Lakhani, Michael Hogan, Chrystall Davis, Jared Woollacott,
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Healthcare Association
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Wisconsin Hospitals Care: Helping Communities Thrive - 2022 Community Benefits Report
Summarizes the financials of hospital benefits in various Wisconsin regions. Provides information on individual programs that promote access to healthcare and wellness in their regions, including rural programs.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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Economic Development and Native Communities: An Interview with Martin Jennings
An interview with Martin Jennings, leader of the Northwest Indian Community Development Center, a native-controlled nonprofit with a focus on wellness and equity for American Indian families in northern Minnesota.
Author(s): Joelle Cook, Martin Jennings
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: FSG
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Supporting Rural Grocery Stores Across the North Central Region
Webinar recording describing 3 programs that work to support rural grocery stores as locations for food security as well as community and economic vitality. Discusses programming and strategies to support rural groceries. Transcript can be accessed by clicking the 3 dots below the video.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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