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Resources by Topic: Families

Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Treatment to Child Welfare Clients in Rural Communities
Provides an overview of the unique challenges rural communities face serving parents with substance abuse issues, including provider shortages, limited access to health insurance, transportation and technological barriers, and lack of routine cross-systems collaboration with the child welfare system. Offers strategies to overcome these challenges in rural communities.
Author(s): Elizabeth Clary, Christina Ribar, Elizabeth Weigensberg
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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Why Rural Matters 2018-2019: The Time is Now
Describes the context and conditions of rural education in each of the fifty states. Presents data focused on the key areas of need in rural education. Discusses early childhood development, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), educational outcomes, college readiness, student and family diversity, and educational policy indicators.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Sara L. Hartman, Jerry Johnson, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural School and Community Trust
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New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department: 2020-2024 Child & Family Services Plan
Discusses current and future collaborative efforts of New Mexico's (NM) Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) with Early Childhood Services (ECS), Juvenile Justice Services (JJS), Behavioral Health Services (BHS) and Protective Services (PS) to provide assistance to NM children and families. Addresses issues specific to rural areas, collaboration with tribes in the state, and coordination with the state Medicaid system for the behavioral and physical health needs of NM children, families, and youth.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department
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A Systemic Framework for Understanding the Dynamics of Rural Communities in America
Identifies factors and mechanisms that influence positive and negative outcomes in rural communities. Discusses the relationship between labor and health capacity, with examples of how these can vary over time. Examines household, organizational, and community dynamics, as well as the impact of regional, state, and federal forces on rural communities.
Author(s): Gery W. Ryan, David Catt, Lauren Davis, J. Luke Irwin, Susan S. Everingham
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates
Discusses barriers to vaccination in rural areas and strategies to improve vaccination rates. Features efforts in a Louisiana Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and in rural Kentucky high schools that are increasing vaccination rates.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health and Opportunity
Provides data demonstrating the interrelationship between housing insecurity and health equity. Examines how policies and racism have impacted housing stability in Colorado's rural, urban, and suburban communities. Looks at the challenges to housing security faced by communities of color, undocumented immigrants, people with disabilities, families with children, low income households, rural communities, and homelessness populations. Suggests housing policies that may impact communities and improve housing security.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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2019 State of Poverty
Discusses poverty in the state of Ohio, with a particular focus on the geography of poverty. Offers statistics and data regarding food insecurity and families in poverty included, as well as a comparison of rural, urban, and suburban rates.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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The New Economy and Child Care: Nonstandard-Hour Work, Child Care, and Child Health and Well-Being
Examines child care instability experienced by mothers with young children. Includes information from state child care administrators related to the support provided by the child care subsidy system for parents working nonstandard hours. Includes a brief discussion of rural child care deserts.
Author(s): Angela Rachidi, Russell Sykes, Kerry Desjardins, Julius Cesar Chaidez
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Public Human Services Association, Mathematica
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Resource Guide: Promising Programs in Native American Communities
Highlights promising programs for tribal communities in Montana. Features programs to support mental health and suicide prevention, substance abuse, social determinants of health, and diabetes prevention, among other issues.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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Rural Families Headed by Single Adults Had Higher Poverty Rates Than Urban Counterparts in 2017
Bar chart comparing poverty rates for rural and urban families by family type, with data on all married-couple families, male-headed families with no spouse, female-headed families with no spouse, and all families.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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