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Understanding Family Engagement in Home Visiting: Literature Synthesis
Explores facilitators and barriers that influence family engagement in home visiting programs as well as strategies used to improve engagement. Provides a synthesis of home visiting literature based 36 research manuscripts published between 2011 and 2021 that focused on outreach or recruitment and best practices. Includes information specific to tribal and rural home visiting programs.
Author(s): Rebecca Kleinman, Patricia Del Grosso, Jessica F. Harding, et al.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Mathematica: Progress Together
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Levels of Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Strategies and Resources for Tribal Communities
Provides resources and examples for tribal communities on how to prevent child abuse and neglect and connect families with support and human services if needed.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Capacity Building Center for Tribes, Children's Bureau
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Kinship/Grandfamilies: The Role of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Programs
Provides an overview of kinship/grandfamilies, as well as the challenges kin/grandfamily caregivers may face. Presents results of a poll of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Programs regarding programs and services targeted specifically to kinship/grandfamilies. Details the length of time kinship/grandfamily programs have been in place, services provided by these programs, the number of families served, funding streams, and more. Highlights a program example in rural Tennessee.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USAging
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Missouri Medicaid Basics 2023
Provides information on Medicaid expansion, eligibility and enrollment, covered services, financing and expenditures, Missouri (MO) HealthNet programs and waivers, and more. Include data on MO HealthNet enrollment for children and families as well as overall enrollment by year and county.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Foundation for Health
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Nebraska's Eligibility Decision
Details the benefits and eligibility requirements of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Offers statistics and demographics on households participating in Nebraska's SNAP. Highlights the affect inflation and the higher cost of food has on low-income populations. Makes recommendations for policymakers to consider when evaluating eligibility limits that affect the availability of food and safeguard against hunger for low-income households.
Author(s): Derrik Conard
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Spatial Analysis of Access to Psychiatrists for US Military Personnel and Their Families
Examines the location and capacity of psychiatrists within a 30-minute driving time of TRICARE beneficiaries. Explores how geographic access to psychiatrists affects veteran TRICARE beneficiaries in rural and low-income communities. Breaks down community data by region, rural or urban status, and economic makeup, among other measures.
Author(s): Marigee Bacolod, Jennifer Heissel, Yu-Chu Shen
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(1), e2249314
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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"It Was Just Really Hard to Be Pregnant in a Smaller Town …": Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers' Perspectives of Social Support in Their Rural Communities
Examines the levels of support available for pregnant and parenting teenagers in rural communities. Provides information from 26 interviews with current and former pregnant/parenting teenagers who report on the availability of emotional, instrumental, informational, and appraisal social supports.
Author(s): Lauren Baney, Alison Greene, Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, 16906
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Food Insecurity in the Rural United States: An Examination of Struggles and Coping Mechanisms to Feed a Family among Households with a Low-Income
Analyzes the barriers and strategies of low-income rural families around food insecurity. Reports on interviews with 153 primary grocery shoppers about their experiences related to affordability and adequacy of meals, difficulty in obtaining food and managing household food needs, and more. Includes demographic information about participants as well as selected quotes relating to their food insecurity experiences.
Author(s): Carmen Byker Shanks, Lauri Andress, Annie Hardison-Moody, et al.
Citation: Nutrients, 14(24), 5250
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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The 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress
Presents a point-in-time estimate of the number of people experiencing sheltered homelessness at a time chosen between January and March 2022. Explores national estimates on homeless individuals, families, unaccompanied youth, veterans, and chronically homeless individuals. Provides data on homelessness trends over time, demographics of homeless individuals, sheltered individuals, and differences by geography. Contains limited information on unsheltered homeless due to some communities choosing not to do a point-in-time count given the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Author(s): Tanya de Sousa, Alyssa Andrichik, Marissa Cuellar, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) Rural Voters National Survey Key Findings
Presentation slides showing results of a poll of 1,006 rural and small town voters, conducted by the bipartisan research team of New Bridge Strategy and Hart Research. Explores issues including food insecurity, inflation, and availability of child care and early childhood education.
Additional links: Polling Memo
Date: 11/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Save the Children Action Network
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