Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community and economic development
The 2016 Colorado Health Report Card: Celebrating a Decade of Data
Examines the barriers to pursuing a healthy lifestyle in
rural Colorado communities. Provides examples of innovative
programs and uses rural-relevant statistics and
illustrations to highlight three main areas of interest:
poverty, limited healthy options, and limited access to
care. Includes county-level health and population-related
statistics for all 64 counties in Colorado.
Date: 01/2016 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation view details
The Feasibility of a Regional Food Hub for Southwest New Mexico: Ideas for Rural and Frontier Communities
Determines the viability of developing a food hub for rural
and frontier regions. Highlights interviews conducted with
farmers to gauge their interest and capacity to support a
food hub, and with food service directors to review the
requirements of food vendors, and their participation and
interest in purchasing local foods from a regional food
Author(s): Benjamin Rasmussen, Susan Wilger Date: 01/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities view details
Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities
Includes ideas to help federal and tribal policymakers improve capital and credit access in Native Communities and provides an informational baseline for stakeholders, to help provide a means to finance public sector projects such as healthcare facilities. Features statistics on topics including socioeconomic standing, housing, credit scores, and mortgage lending.
Author(s): Miriam Jorgensen Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Native Nations Institute view details
Community Capitals Framework as a Measure of Community Development
Discusses the Community Capitals Framework as a strategic planning and measurement approach to evaluate community development efforts. Focuses on how to consider the 7 types of capital--natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, and built--when investing in rural communities.
Author(s): Daniela Mattos Date: 09/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources view details
Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities
A summary of research, observations, policy statements, and lessons learned from rural active living interventions identifying factors within the rural environment that may contribute to higher rates of obesity in rural children and adults.
Author(s): David Hartley, Anush Hansen Date: 09/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Active Living Research view details
The Economic Impact of Recent Hospital Closures on Rural Communities
Estimates the direct and secondary economic impacts of hospital closures on rural communities, focusing on labor (wages, salaries, benefits) and employment (jobs) income. Uses data collected from 16 hospitals representing 13 states that have closed since 2010, of which 9 were designated as Critical Access Hospitals.
Author(s): Fred C Eilrich, Gerald A. Doeksen, Cheryl F. St. Clair Date: 07/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works view details
Creating Opportunity and Prosperity Through Strengthening Rural-Urban Connections
Highlights examples in which regional development organizations can benefit from linking rural regions with urban centers. Includes information on broadband development and its implication for improving access to healthcare services.
Author(s): Brian Dabson, Erin Meyers Date: 05/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations view details
Rural Economic Development
Policy brief identifying the critical elements for addressing quality of life challenges faced by rural communities. Covers four areas: community development, a diversified economic development plan, educational opportunities, and healthcare workforce development, .
Author(s): Alison F. Davis Date: 02/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details