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Resources by Topic: Community and economic development

Models to Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Discusses the advantages of using nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) for the provision of primary care services to meet the workforce challenges in rural settings and how they contribute economically to the community.
Additional links: Summary
Author(s): Fred C. Eilrich, Gerald A. Doeksen, Cheryl F. St. Clair
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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Keeping Rural Communities Healthy
Recognizes that keeping rural communities healthy is vital to the U.S. economy. Provides an overview of characteristics of rural populations, rural health statistics, barriers to healthcare in rural areas, economic implications of rural healthcare, and relevant policy actions to keep rural America healthy.
Author(s): U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Democratic Staff
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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Rural Health and Critical Access Hospitals: Opportunities and Challenges
Highlights a presentation on rural healthcare and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Wisconsin. Discusses some of the healthcare challenges in rural Wisconsin and how rural hospitals are meeting those challenges.
Author(s): Tim Size
Date: 04/2014
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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An Interview with Leila Samy
Interview with the Rural Health IT Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Leila Samy, about her personal journey to rural health and health IT and the importance of IT in improving rural healthcare.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Addressing Rural Health Disparities Through Policy Change in the Stroke Belt
Examines the feasibility and acceptability of 24 Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO) strategies based on local culture, infrastructure, funding, and community support by surveying and interviewing residents from rural Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Tosha W. Smith, Linden Maya Thayer, et al.
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(6), 503-510
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Examination of the Relative Importance of Hospital Employment in Non-Metropolitan Counties Using Location Quotients
Examines hospital employment in rural counties compared to the nation. Draws conclusions regarding how potential changes in Medicare and Medicaid might affect rural populations.
Author(s): Jon Smith
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(3), 2497
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development
Identifies strategies that tribal areas, rural communities, suburbs and cities can use to build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive communities. Strategies involve culture, public health, infrastructure, economics, housing, transportation, and schools.
Author(s): Megan McConville, Heather Case, Susan Conbere, et al.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Rural Natives' Perceptions of Strengths and Challenges in Their Communities
Explores how Native Americans and Alaskan Natives view the state of their socioeconomic and environmental communities now and for the future. Analyzes data from two sources: the Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA) surveys and focus groups with Native leaders in one rural state.
Author(s): Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America
Highlights programs and policies the Obama administration implemented in rural America to support economic growth and job creation, including programs that supported the healthcare sector. Discusses the Obama-era White House Rural Council, which was developed to accelerate the ongoing work of promoting economic growth in rural America.
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: White House Rural Council (Obama Administration)
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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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