The Equity of Economic Opportunity in Rural America
Offers an overview of employment trends in rural America. Highlights the impact of technology and historical policy decisions on equity. Includes information for rural and urban comparisons as well as race and ethnicity, population movement, and broadband infrastructure data. Discusses policy solutions for improving equity in and for rural places.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center on Rural Innovation view details
A Road Map for Asset Based Investing in Central Appalachia
Report highlighting various wellbeing and community asset measures in the Appalachian region in the areas of economics, population health, infrastructure, housing, health facilities, and more. Discusses the associations between wellbeing and community assets as well as the implications for investment.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, Reinvestment Fund view details
Advancing Economic Development in Persistent-Poverty Communities
Examines census tracts to identify areas of "persistent poverty," defined as an area with at least a 20% poverty rate for at least 30 years. Discusses the distribution of the persistently poor population between rural and urban areas and highlights specific regions such as the Southeast, Tribal areas, and Appalachia. Outlines contributors to persistent poverty including workforce development, lack of infrastructure, race and ethnicity, economic conditions, and more. Presents 4 case studies, including 2 rural studies, to highlight overall themes and make recommendations for improving conditions in persistently poor locations. Interactive map provides information and data on persistent poverty counties.
Executive Summary, Interactive Map
Author(s): August Benzow, Kenan Fikri, Joanne Kim, Daniel Newman Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Economic Innovation Group view details
The Impacts of Opioid Addiction on the Rural Workforce
A recorded webinar that examines how the rural workforce has been impacted by opioid addiction. Discusses issues of healthcare access, poverty, mental health, and farmworker health, along with data on workforce impacts. Includes resources to support opioid recovery and examples of recovery efforts in specific regions, such as Appalachia.
Executive Summary, Presentation, Transcript
Author(s): Kellie Kubena, Carol Wetuski, Lauren Wood, et al. Date: 06/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, First Tennessee Development District, Office of Workforce Investment (OWI), U.S. Department of Agriculture view details
Inflation Does Vary Between Rural and Urban Minnesota
Examines inflation differences between rural and urban Minnesota and discusses issues such as demand, supply chain, and workforce shortages. Includes rural versus urban comparisons of expenses, discretionary income, and total income.
Author(s): Marnie Werner Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development view details
Rural Healthy People 2030: New Decade, New Challenges
Examines survey of 1,475 rural stakeholders about their priorities from the Healthy People 2030 initiative to develop Rural Healthy People 2030. Data include tables ranking responses including mental heal, healthcare access, substance misuse, economic stability, and more. Discusses how priorities have shifted from Rural Healthy People 2010 and Rural Healthy People 2020.
Author(s): Timothy Callaghan, Morgan Kassabian, Natasha Johnson, et al. Citation: Preventative Medicine Reports, 33(2023), 1-6 Date: 06/2023 Type: Document view details
Rural Healthy People 2030: Common Challenges, Rural Nuances
Policy brief focused on Rural Healthy People 2030, a companion piece to the Healthy People 2030 initiative with a focus on health priorities of rural populations. Features rural stakeholder perspectives on the top 20 Rural Healthy People priorities with breakdowns by census region, Medicaid expansion status, gender, age, race, and field of employment.
Author(s): Morgan Kassabian, Aakriti Shrestha, Timothy Callaghan, et al. Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center view details