Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community and economic development
Implementing Physical Activity Recommendations in a Tri-Ethnic Rural Community through a Community-University Partnership
Details the findings of a study on community-university partnerships to improve health and encourage physical activity in rural communities with limited resources. Presents a timeline of the partnership formation and the steps to designing and implementing evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity.
Author(s): Sally M. Davis, Theresa Cruz, Julia Meredith Hess, Richard Kozoll, Janet Page-Reeves Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 11(2), 149-159 Date: 07/2017 Type: Document view details
Transportation Matters: A Health Impact Assessment in Rural New Mexico
Reports on a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in rural New Mexico that informed expansion of public transportation services along the U.S./Mexico border. Addresses the HIA process and results. Discusses transportation challenges in rural areas and the impacts of transportation access.
Author(s): Michelle Del Rio, William L. Hargrove, Joe Tomaka, Marcelo Korc Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(6) Date: 06/2017 Type: Document view details
As the South Grows: Strong Roots
Explores the connection between community-driven economic development and equity in the South, particularly in the Lowcountry and Coal Country. Focuses on promoting systemic, long-term economic change in the South through culturally sensitive, locally controlled philanthropic investments.
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng Date: 06/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy view details
After Hospital Closure: Pursuing High Performance Rural Health Systems without Inpatient Care
Describes ways for rural communities to develop optimal healthcare delivery systems after a local hospital closure. Features 3 case studies from Arizona, Michigan, and Illinois. Includes tables showing options currently available under federal and state laws and policies under consideration.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Charlie Alfero, Andrew F. Coburn, et al. Date: 06/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
Tennessee Hospital Association 2017 Rural Impact Report
Describes hospitals' economic impact on rural Tennessee communities and the effect of hospital closures. Includes county-level statistics on ER visits, births, cost of bad debt and charity care, number of employees, salaries, and total economic impact.
Date: 03/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Hospital Association view details
Meeting Native American Housing Needs
Offers articles discussing the housing needs of Native
Americans from the perspectives of national coalitions, a
Native-owned bank, and practitioners working in tribal
areas. Shares strategies for working with Native
populations towards housing solutions. Highlights the
Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority's role in providing
housing and community development on the Sisseton Wahpeton
Oyate reservation in South Dakota.
Citation: Rural Voices, 21(3) Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council view details
What's Next? Practical Suggestions for Rural Communities Facing a Hospital Closure
Presents alternative healthcare solutions for rural Texas communities that are facing a rural hospital closure. Examines the current state of healthcare delivery and outlines the regulatory and legislative obstacles to maintaining rural hospital services. Appendices provide additional information including maps of rural Texas hospital closures, a list of useful resources, reflections from rural hospital leaders, and more.
Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: A&M Rural and Community Health Institute, Episcopal Health Foundation view details
Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review
Examines progress in Native Communities' access to capital since 2001, and summarizes capital and credit access for Native consumers, Native business owners, and tribal communities and governments. Features statistics related to credit scores, loans, and startup capital.
Author(s): Miriam Jorgensen, Randall K.Q. Akee Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Native Nations Institute view details