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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Families

Strengthening SNAP and TANF is Essential to Support Children in Early Childhood
Research brief examining participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in Virginia during children's first six years of life. Uses administrative data from the Virginia Longitudinal Data System to explore differences in participation by race and residence in rural versus urban counties.
Author(s): Colleen Heflin, Michah W. Rothbart, Mattie Mackenzie-Liu
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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Joint Resource Guide to Strengthen and Expand Child Care Facilities in Rural Communities
Offers information on resources and funding opportunities to help address child care needs in rural communities. Outlines how an entity interested in owning or operating a child care facility can access resources from the Administration for Children and Families and the USDA Rural Development to help meet child care needs. Includes key considerations for developing Head Start/Early Head Start programs and child care centers to serve tribal communities.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, USDA Rural Development
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Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: Highlights and Lessons Learned from the Planning Year (2019 – 2020)
Webinar recording discusses the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program and evaluates its successes and challenges. Includes information on network models and planning year activities, as well as baseline characteristics of the maternal health population prior to program implementation. Features presentations from Mission Analytics and Insight Policy Research.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 07/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Acceptability of Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination Among Adolescents and Parents of Adolescents — United States, April 15–23, 2021
Reports on intent for COVID-19 vaccination among unvaccinated adolescents age 13-17 and the parents of those age 12-17, as well as vaccination receipt for adolescents age 16–17 years. Includes information by location for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Aaron M. Scherer, Amber M. Gedlinske, Andrew M. Parker, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(28), 997-1003
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Improving Mental Health in Rural North Carolina
Panel discussion of the social-emotional and health impacts of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in Healthy Place North Carolina communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three community leaders discuss what it has been like to work on these issues during the pandemic, provide an update on their work, and share lessons learned.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Healthy Places NC
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Poverty Rates by Family Type and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2018
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty rates for married couples, male head of household with no spouse, female head of household with no spouse, female head of household with no spouse and with children, and all family types.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Family-Centered Prevention Effects on the Association Between Racial Discrimination and Mental Health in Black Adolescents: Secondary Analysis of 2 Randomized Clinical Trials
Details a study exploring the efficacy of family-centered prevention programs in protecting rural Black adolescents from the mental health consequences of racial discrimination. Highlights two programs operating in 12 rural counties in Georgia. Breaks down data for both programs by family socioeconomic risk, encountered discrimination, and depressive/anxious symptoms, among other factors.
Author(s): Gene H. Brody, Tianyi Yu, Edith Chen, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(3), e211964
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect
Highlights a study on the correlation between opioid use disorder (OUD) and child maltreatment. Specifically, the effect buprenorphine treatment for OUD has on rates of maltreatment. Discusses challenges and considerations for rural areas.
Author(s): Robin Ghertner, Mir M. Ali
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Pediatric Primary Care
Examines whether identifying vaccine hesitancy (VH) early on by using the Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccines survey and implementing targeted interventions reduces VH among rural caregivers of children 2 months to 5 years of age. Includes data on VH before and after intervention.
Author(s): Robyn Mical, Julia Martin-Velez, Thomas Blackstone, Anne Derouin
Citation: Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 35(1), 16-22
Date: 2021
Type: Document
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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Penetration among Child Welfare-Involved Caregivers
Highlights rates of substance use disorder (SUD) and SUD treatment among child welfare-involved caregivers in Washington. Breaks down data by county and by caregivers with SUD and those receiving treatment for SUD.
Additional links: Supplemental Maps
Author(s): Deleena Patton, Qinghua Liu, Ellen Kersten, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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