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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Frontier and remote areas

Frontier and Remote Area Codes: Data Set
Provides access to zip code-level frontier and remote area (FAR) codes to meet the need for delineation that is geographically detailed and adjustable for applications in diverse research and policy contexts.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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National Center for Frontier Communities Resources, Maps, and Publications
Lists a searchable collection of reports, maps, and other publications relevant to frontier issues on various topics including health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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Health and Healthcare in Frontier Areas Topic Guide
Provides information and resources related to frontier areas and frontier healthcare issues and challenges. Features frequently asked questions about issues pertaining to providing healthcare in frontier areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes
A list of rural-urban commuting area (RUCA) code data sets. RUCA codes classify U.S. census tracts using measures of population density, urbanization, and daily commuting. The most recent RUCA codes are based on data from the 2010 decennial census and the 2006-10 American Community Survey decennial census.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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