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Resources by Topic: County-by-county data

Kansas Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and the counties designated as a population mental health HPSA.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Kansas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and the counties designated as geographic dental HPSAs.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Texas STD Surveillance Report
Provides an annual report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalence in Texas. Appendices include data by county of residence for 2010-2017.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Oregon Areas of Unmet Health Care Need Report 2018
Reports on nine variables used to describe the areas of unmet healthcare need and measure access to primary physical, mental and oral healthcare in Oregon. Areas of unmet need are scored based on variables in three categories: availability of providers, ability to afford care, and utilization. Provides statistics and county-level information by service areas and maps to describe areas of unmet need.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Interactive Map: The Percent of Children in Small Towns and Rural Areas Covered by Medicaid, 2015/16
Provides a color-coded, interactive map showing rural and metro percentages of children covered by Medicaid, including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Offers options for selecting specific states or counties and downloading data.
Additional links: Data Files
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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Interactive Map: The Percent of Adults in Small Towns and Rural Areas Covered by Medicaid, 2015/16
Offers a color-coded, interactive map showing rural and metro percentages of adults covered by Medicaid. Provides options for selecting specific states or counties and downloading data.
Additional links: Data Files
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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Maine’s Physician, Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant Workforce in 2018
Presents a report on the workforce supply of physicians, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant workforce in Maine. Compares data to a 2014 report, as well as data from rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Benjamin A. Stubbs, Arati Dahal
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Mapping Our Way to Success: Wisconsin’s Physician Workforce, 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report
Profiles physicians in Wisconsin and provides projections for the primary care physician workforce into the year 2035 by analyzing additional data, such as the supply of physicians from medical schools, Graduate Medical Education (GME) training, and recruitment. Discusses the expected physician workforce need in rural communities. Includes statistics on Wisconsin physicians by rural-urban community area (RUCA) categories and specialty and other county-level data. See WCMEW's 2016 report for information on new or expanded family medicine, psychiatry, and general surgery programs.
Additional links: Issue Brief
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce
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Child Poverty Heavily Concentrated in Rural Mississippi, Even More So Than Before the Great Recession
Explores child poverty in rural areas, especially in the South and Southwest in counties with high concentrations of Native Americans and along the Mississippi Delta. Includes statistics comparing rates in 2007 and 2016, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro areas and by geographic area, and county-level maps showing high child poverty rates and persistent rural child poverty rates.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Palliative Care in California: Narrowing the Gap
Reports on a survey of palliative care programs in California. Includes interactive maps with county-level data on the need for and capacity of palliative care services.
Author(s): Kathleen Kerr
Date: 06/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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