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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Food security and nutrition

Food Insecurity in The United States
Map providing county-level data on food insecurity and child food insecurity. Includes estimates of eligibility for nutrition programs among food insecure people. Also identifies annual food budget shortfall.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Feeding America
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NCCDPHP Success Stories
A searchable collection of projects from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Features projects addressing tobacco cessation, healthy eating, physical activity, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Agenda 2020: A Special Report on the Future of Health
A collection of articles, videos, graphics, and more highlighting issues specific to health. Includes stories about rural healthcare facilities, profiles of innovative rural programs, and examples of rural health successes and challenges. Examines rural healthcare in relation to today's political climate, hoping to glean lessons that are broadly applicable throughout the rest of the U.S.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Politico, United Health Group
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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Reports Database
Two searchable databases, one for peer-reviewed research reports and articles and the other for RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) project summaries. Material for each database focuses on social science research centered around the challenges faced by rural areas regarding food and nutrition assistance. Allows search by title, year, topic, and data set.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Salud America! Health Equity Report Cards
Provides county-level reports with data relevant to supporting the health of Latino children. Each county profile compares the county to the state and nation on topics that include housing, transportation, poverty, healthcare, mental health, environmental issues, and access to healthy food and active spaces.
Type: Website
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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People Topic Guide
Information, resources, and frequently asked questions regarding health inequities that rural residents experience, related to a variety of factors that make up the social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Hunger Facts
Provides an overview of the challenges rural communities face related to hunger, with selected statistics on rural food insecurity.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Feeding America
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Services for Native Americans (OAA Title VI)
Lists the resources available under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Administration on Aging (AoA) for Native Americans including services for nutrition, caregivers, elders, as well as grant opportunities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Community Living
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PubMed Search: Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of rural hunger and access to healthy food.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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West Virginia Health Data Portal
A database of healthcare workforce supply and demand data, medical specialties, the number of providers in an area, access to food, and the driving distance to a clinic, medical office, or hospital.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Association
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