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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Community and economic development

Rural Connections
Published twice a year, each issue focuses on a particular topic of interest to residents in the Western U.S. Contributors include researchers, faculty, and professionals throughout the nation. Examples of past topics include health communities, water, food security, sustainability, renewable energy, and emergency preparedness.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Western Rural Development Center
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Economic Impact Analysis Tool
Generates summary reports detailing how grant spending can benefit a local, rural economy. Reports can reflect past, current, and future grant spending. Tool can be used by any rural community health organization wanting to know how their project or program activities impact their local economy.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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USDA Service Center Locator: Rural Development
Provides contact information for USDA Rural Development service centers by state, county, and for the U.S. territories and commonwealths.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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HUD Exchange Rural Gateway
Information clearinghouse providing technical assistance, training workshops, and peer learning and resource sharing to support rural housing and economic development.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Center for Rural Affairs Blog Articles and Stories
Publication that offers stories covering rural businesses, events, and issues affecting rural America.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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USDA Rural Development Success Stories
Collection featuring initiatives and projects made possible through USDA Rural Development funding.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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