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Resources by Topic: County-by-county data

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE): 2016
Highlights from the 2016 SAIPE, which provides single-year median household income and poverty statistics. Includes many county-level maps showing income and poverty rates in 2016 and changes from 2007 to 2016. Figure 8 lists poverty data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Additional links: SAIPE Data Tables and Visualizations
Author(s): Carolyn Gann, Lauren Bowers, James Mouser, Jasen Taciak
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan
Describes South Carolina's plan to improve rural health outcomes, including 5 areas of focus, 15 recommendations, and 50+ action steps, intended to spur progress over the following 3-5 years. Focus areas include access to care, community assets leadership and engagement (CALE), economic development, education, and housing.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
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The Share of Households With Wired Broadband Remains Below 60 Percent in Nearly 800 Rural Counties, Mostly in Poor and Remote Regions
Map identifying rural counties where 60% or more households had wired broadband in 2010 and 2016.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Share of SNAP Households That Live Far from a Supermarket or Large Grocery Store Varies by County
Map showing 2015 county-level data on the percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households that lived far from the nearest supermarket or large grocery store, more than 1 mile in urban areas or more than 10 miles in rural areas.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee: 2017 Annual Report
Provides detailed data at the county level, comparing New Mexico's healthcare workforce to national benchmarks. Discusses rural and frontier area shortages, New Mexico's behavioral health workforce, health workforce migration trends, and potential solutions for solving the state's workforce issues. Appendices include gap analyses of New Mexico healthcare professions by county and practice details for New Mexico behavioral health providers.
Author(s): Amy W. Farnbach Pearson, Jessica Reno
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee
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A Profile of New York State Nurse Practitioners, 2017
Describes active nurse practitioners (NPs) in New York, based on information from NPs who recertified from September 2015 through December 2016. Includes map of New York Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) regions and table with practice settings of active NPs by PHIP region, both with breakdowns by urban or rural status.
Author(s): Robert Martiniano, Shen Wang, Jean Moore
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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County by County Analysis of Plan Year 2018 Insurer Participation in Health Insurance Exchanges
County-level map of the United States showing the number of health insurance carriers that will participate in the Health Insurance Exchanges during 2018.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Transit Fact Book 2017
Provides national, state-level, and county-level statistics and information on rural transit in America. Includes data regarding transit trips for medical purposes with an urban/rural comparison. Also, covers financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. Includes a section on tribal transit.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Northern Nevada Obstetrics and Gynecology Needs Assessment
Utilizes existing data sources to identify the current and projected need for obstetrics and gynecology care in northern Nevada. Two main sections address issues related to the OB/GYN workforce and factors driving demand for OB/GYN services. Numerous charts, graphs, and rural-specific maps included throughout.
Author(s): Anastasia Gunawan, John Packham, Tabor Griswold
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
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State of Care: Wisconsin's Home Care Landscape
Provides a snapshot of the home care landscape in Wisconsin. Includes information on the quality of care, workforce compensation, training, scope of practice, recruitment and retention, and unique challenges in rural areas. Includes statistics on home care workforce demographics in Wisconsin and at the national level, older adult population by county, and labor force participation and unemployment rates in Wisconsin by age, seduction, gender and family composition, and poverty.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
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