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Resources by Topic: Families

Health Care Reform, What's in It?: Rural Individuals and Families
Discusses provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) legislation. Examines healthcare reforms and their potential to benefit rural individuals and families.
Author(s): Jon M. Bailey
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Over 3 Million Low-income Children in Rural Areas Face Cut in Child Tax Credit if Recovery Act Improvement Expires
Describes how many rural, low-income children with working parents will lose tax benefits. Rural children are more likely to be affected than their urban and suburban counterparts because rural families are more apt to have modest incomes.
Author(s): Arloc Sherman, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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The Promise of Spring or Winter Continued?
Despite the current economic recovery, rural areas are still suffering due to aging populations, lower salaries, and higher unemployment.
Author(s): Tom Corbett
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Matter of Perspective
Addresses the fact that rural America may have limited opportunities for economic recovery efforts.
Author(s): Tom Corbett
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Families with a Child Abuse Report are More Likely Headed by a Single Parent and Endure Economic and Family Stress
Analyzes child maltreatment in both rural and urban areas with a focus on rural families. Discusses similarities in risk factors for child maltreatment, differences in risk factors by locale, and chronic stressors on rural families.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Wendy A. Walsh
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Rural Families More Likely to be Uninsured and Have Different Sources of Coverage
Examines patterns of health insurance coverage within rural families and compares family-level insurance status for rural and urban families.
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Research Needs and Data Sources for Selected Human Services Topics
Provides an overview of rural human services. Reviews the literature on work supports for low-income families, substance abuse, and child welfare services, and describes gaps in the research. Identifies 80 data sources that could be used to conduct research on human services topics in rural areas. Provides recommendations to improve the quality and quantity of information available on rural human services.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Research Summary, Volume 1: Research Needs, Volume 2: Data Sources
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research
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Poverty, Stress, and Violent Disagreements in the Home Among Rural Families
Explores the prevalence of violent disagreements in the home, in relation to poverty and parenting stress, for rural and urban children.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Mark Tompkins, Steven Cuffe, Amy B. Martin
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Farm Town Strong
Website details information and resources to support agricultural communities affected by the opioid epidemic. Presents crisis hotlines, links to treatment centers, prevention resources, and prescription drug disposal for rural agricultural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union
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Georgetown University Health Policy Institute: Rural Health Policy Project
Showcases rural-specific research and resources related to Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center for Children and Families. Includes a number of interactive maps and state-specific data files.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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