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Resources by Topic: Educational attainment

Distressed Communities Index Interactive Map
Mapping tool that applies the Economic Innovation Group's Distressed Communities Index (DCI) to searchable areas including counties, zip codes, and congressional districts. Ranks communities according to a 5-tier system from prosperous to distressed, offering a specific distress score and data on DCI factors including poverty rate, housing information, income, and education.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Economic Innovation Group
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State Approaches for Addressing Rural Social Determinants of Health
Recommends state and federal tactics to improve social determinants of health and address rural health disparities. Covers transportation, broadband, income, and educational attainment.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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PubMed Search: Rural Social Determinants of Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on social determinants of health impacting rural residents. Includes coverage of poverty, unemployment, housing, environmental health, educational status, and health literacy.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Rural Data Explorer
Interactive map for exploring county-level data on issues that impact rural health, including rural demographics, health disparities, the health workforce, and other topics.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Drug Overdose Deaths in Appalachia
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in Appalachia by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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ERS County-level Data Sets
Provides access to county-level data on poverty rates, population change, unemployment rates, income, and education levels. Includes state maps illustrating the county data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Mapping the Measure of America
State and county-level maps showing key health indicators related to access, health behaviors, and health outcomes. Also covers indicators that impact health, like educational attainment and income.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Measure of America
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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) AtlasPlus
Provides access to state and county-level data on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Also includes data on the social determinants of health and state-level data on the rural population.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlas of Minnesota Online
Collection of digital maps providing data for social and economic characteristics of Minnesota, such as housing, health, education, infrastructure, and more. Frequently updated.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Kansas
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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