Transportation Equity for Older Adults
Explores equity concerns regarding transportation for older adults. Presents a framework for communities to assess how the transportation needs of older adults are being met. Discusses potential solutions to improve transportation equity in communities. Highlights challenges to accessible transportation in rural areas.
Author(s): Laura Fraade-Blanar, Ryan Best, Regina A. Shih Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Association Between Rural Hospital Service Changes and Community Demographics
Investigates possible differences in service availability by local demographics and examines the association between proportion of a rural community belonging to an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-identified priority population and local hospital service changes. Features statistics on changes in healthcare service availability in nonmetro hospitals from 2011-2017, with breakdowns by areas with greater or smaller percentage of the population that is Hispanic/Latino, Black, aged 65 or greater, or in poverty. Also includes statistics on changes in availability of 8 types of services in nonmetro hospitals from 2011-2017.
Author(s): Tyler L. Malone, Kathleen Knocke, George H. Pink, et al. Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
North Dakota Supports Caregivers to Serve Rural Populations
Highlights a program for supporting caregivers in rural North Dakota. Details the efforts to expand support services to rural areas and discusses some of the challenges rural caretakers face.
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy view details
The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2020: An Annual Report
Discusses food insecurity rates among Americans age 60 or older. Includes demographics and characteristics of seniors lacking sufficient access to food, and provides trends and state-level information on food insecurity. Features data breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan settings.
Author(s): James Ziliak, Craig Gundersen Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Feeding America view details
America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2022
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 62 measures using data from 21 unique data sources. Covers social and economic factors, physical environment, clinical care, behaviors, and health outcomes. Highlights health disparities, including rural-urban disparities, across five categories of health. Includes state-by-state summaries and county-level maps for risk of social isolation by state.
Maps of Risk of Social Isolation by County
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation view details
Arizona State Plan on Aging 2023 – 2026
Offers a 4-year plan for Arizona's Division of Adult and Aging Services (DAAS) outlining priorities and objectives. Addresses rural and tribal issues throughout, discussing access to quality care, well-being and safety, strengthening the paraprofessional and professional workforce, and enhancing care delivery infrastructure. Includes summaries of needs assessment comments.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security view details