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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Community and economic development

The IHA Hospital Economic Impact Report
An interactive tool providing the economic impact for all hospitals and healthcare facilities by county in Iowa. Includes data on employment, income, retail sales, and sales tax revenues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Hospital Association
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Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Locator
An interactive search tool that allows people to locate community development financial institutions in their area. Includes search options by organization, state, area(s) served, organization type, and lending type.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Opportunity Finance Network
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Small Towns, Big Change
A series of articles that address the development and challenges of building a robust economy focused on the health and well-being of individuals living in the rural communities of Colorado and New Mexico.
Citation: High Country News
Type: Website
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Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare Topic Guide
Information, resources, and frequently asked questions related to the linkage between rural healthcare and the economic strength and overall vitality of the community. Features economic impact studies and funding to support healthcare in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development: State Offices Directory
Provides contact information for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development state offices.
Type: Directory
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PubMed Search: Community and Economic Development and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topics of community and economic development and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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CDBG Program Contacts
Directory of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program state contacts.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Rural e-News
Online monthly newsletter providing funding opportunities, training, and resources relevant to rural economic development, community development, and education.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Rural LISC
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Economic Impact: Tools and Templates
Access tools and templates for studying the economic impact, in rural areas, of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Critical Access Hospitals, different health care providers, the social service sector, Medicaid, medical schools, and telemedicine.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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Daily Yonder
Tracks policy and publishes news and special reports on these issues facing small communities: health, employment, broadband access, education, and economic development.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Strategies
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