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Resources by Topic: Families

A Healthy Attitude: Rural Leaders in TN County Organize to Address Well-Being in Appalachia
Describes ways in which local leaders in Grundy County, Tennessee implemented programs to promote physical activity, support children and families, increase access to philanthropic resources, and establish a working relationship with a nearby university.
Author(s): Tim Marema, Erin Bouldin
Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 2(1), 60-64
Date: 2020
Type: Document
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Poverty and Well-Being Map 2020
Highlights state-level, regional, and county-level data and statistics in Michigan. Includes information on the total population, median income, poverty, male and female life expectancy, single-parent households, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and more.
Date: 2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
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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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Farm Family Stressors: Private Problems, Public Issue
Outlines the types of stressors farm families experience, the impacts these stressors have, and recommendations for policymakers working to address this issue.
Author(s): Bonnie Braun
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council on Family Relations
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Meeting Summary, Washington, D.C., September 9-12, 2019
Summarizes the 86th meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which was held in Washington, D.C. Presents an overview of national perspectives on several topics, including issues impacting rural children, youth, and families; the priorities of federal agencies regarding rural health; the implications of federal policy changes on rural providers; and challenges and opportunities affecting older rural Americans. Features perspectives from national stakeholder groups.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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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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