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Resources by Topic: Community and economic development

Impacts of Regional Approaches to Rural Development: Initial Evidence on the Delta Regional Authority
Compares nonmetro counties covered by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), which began funding rural development projects in 2002, with similar counties. Discusses the impact of DRA health programs. Examines funding for medical facilities and its J-1 visa waiver program.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): John Pender, Richard Reeder
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Economic and Cultural Impacts of Veterans on Rural America: The Case of Iowa
Maps the location of veterans in rural Iowa by county in 2008 and 2010. Addresses their use of medical services and the resulting economic impact.
Author(s): Dan Krier, C. Richard Stockner, Paul Lasley
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), 57-82
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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White House Rural Council: Feedback from Rural America
Provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities rural Americans voiced during the White House Rural Council's visits to rural communities during the Obama administration.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: White House Rural Council (Obama Administration)
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Community Benefits of Critical Access Hospitals: A Review of the Data
Examines the community benefit activities of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and assesses the utility and feasibility of tracking and reporting community benefit information. Uses data from the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) 2006 Hospital Compliance Study, the 2007 FMT CAH survey, and the Flex Monitoring Team's (FMT) pilot test of a set of community benefit data collection tools and performance indicators.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Melanie Race, John Gale, Andrew Coburn
Date: 03/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June 2-4, 2008
Reports on a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services that included the following topics: rural health programs in North Carolina, rural health workforce and community development, the North Carolina Smart Start initiative, and Medicaid demonstrations on medical homes.
Date: 06/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Community Benefit and Impact of Critical Access Hospitals: The Results of the 2007 CAH Survey
Reports results from a 2007 survey of 381 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) administrators assessing the community benefit and overall impact of CAHs, their activities, and their efforts to address unmet community health needs.
Date: 03/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Status and Future of Health Care Delivery in Rural Wyoming
Provides findings from an analysis of health care service delivery in rural Wyoming. Includes an overview of Wyoming's population and the health care service delivery system. Covers workforce recruitment and retention, the economic impact of the health care system, and other topics.
Additional links: Summary Report
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Economic Importance of the Health Care Sector on a Rural Economy
Presents a model that measures direct and secondary employment and income impacts of the health sector, using a rural Oklahoma community as a case study.
Author(s): Gerald A. Doeksen, Val Schott
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 3(2), 135
Date: 05/2002
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Checotah, Oklahoma, June 4-6, 2000
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, the State Planning Grant Program, Medicare reform, health disparities, and the economic impact of the healthcare system.
Date: 06/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Kansas Rural Champions
Provides information on individuals who are part of the Kansas Rural Champions network and the rural programs they serve, such as those focused on child care, housing, community infrastructure, and community development. The mission of rural champions is to help build capacity in rural areas and address public needs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office Of Rural Prosperity
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