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"Economic Development is Population Health": A New Vision for Rural Hospital Leadership
Describes the role that rural hospital investments can play in contributing to community health. Features a Wisconsin Critical Access Hospital making infrastructure investments in their downtown and a New Hampshire medical center investing in public transit and affordable housing.
Author(s): Brendan Stermer
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2024 Annual Disability Infographic: Experiences of People with Disabilities in Rural America
Infographic on disability in rural America using American Community Survey data. Includes data on prevalence, employment, poverty for children, and insurance coverage.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Research on Disability, Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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ADSC Compendium: Part of the 2024 Annual Disability Statistics Collection
Presents statistics on Americans with disabilities across key social and economic indicators derived from American Community Survey (ACS) data, including employment, educational attainment, health and healthcare, and more. Section 10 presents data on people with disabilities in rural areas, and compares the prevalence of disability, demographic characteristics, employment status, income, and insurance coverage status across metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Additional links: Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America 2024
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Research on Disability
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The Health and Social Impacts of the Maui Wildfires: Post-Disaster Care from a Sociocultural Lens
Highlights the impact of a wildfire event on existing health and social service disparities in Maui, Hawaii. Discusses housing, employment, finances, mental health, suicide risk, culture, social isolation, rurality, and service limitations. Notes opportunities and challenges for addressing these impacts using telehealth and outside assistance.
Author(s): Ryan Holliday, Lauren S. Krishnamurti, Shiloh E. Jordan, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Health & Social Welfare, 83(3), 85-87
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Rural Employment Has Returned to Pre-COVID-19 Pandemic Level
Chart comparing rural and urban employment levels by quarter between 2019 and 2023. Notes COVID-19 pandemic impacts.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Data in the North Central Region: The Nebraska Rural Poll, the Ohio Farm Poll, and the NCR-Stat
A recorded webinar that provides an overview of data derived from three polls covering the North Central Region (NCR): Nebraska Rural Poll, Ohio Farm Poll, and NCR-Stat. The polls provide NCR-focused information on community well-being and economic development, employment, policy, agriculture and farm households, population health status, and migration.
Author(s): L.J. McElravy, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Zuzana Bednarik
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Changes in the U.S. Economy and Rural-Urban Employment Disparities
Describes long-term changes in the U.S. economy associated with rural-urban employment disparities. Identifies industry-level trends affecting employment in rural areas. Presents demographic data related to employment, and highlights findings related to educational attainment, age, and gender.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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The Age-Dependency Ratio in the North Central Region: Implications for Regional and Community Development Research Brief
Examines the North Central region age-dependency ratio, or the number of dependent individuals (ages 0 to 14 years and 65 or older) compared to the working population (ages 15 to 64 years), and how this impacts workforce and economic development. Provides 2000-2022 population data broken down by metro, suburban, and rural as well as by selected states and counties. Allows user to search within tables and scroll through counties.
Author(s): Roberto Gallardo
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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The State of Rural Minnesota: 2024
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, agriculture, employment, income, race/ethnicity, rural versus urban comparisons, and more.
Additional links: Changes in the Labor Force Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Changing the Narrative Among High School Graduates Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Deaths of Despair Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Significant Changes in Migration Patterns Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, The Disappearing Rural Newspapers Video Presentation, 02/12/2024
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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The Great Misalignment: Addressing the Mismatch between the Supply of Certificates and Associate's Degrees and the Future Demand for Workers in 565 US Labor Markets
Examines the degree to which providers of middle-skills programs are awarding credentials in fields that align with local workforce needs. Features a data tool with county-level metrics and a report with information comparing credentials-to-jobs alignment in urban and rural labor markets, with breakdowns by occupational fields including healthcare.
Author(s): Jeff Strohl, Zachary Mabel, Kathryn Peltier Campbell
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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