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Broadband: National Strategy Needed to Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Digital Divide
Provides an overview of federal agencies and programs that support the deployment of broadband in the United States. Discusses the extent to which these programs are fragmented or overlap, as well as how agencies coordinate their efforts. Offers recommendations to improve the alignment of the various broadband programs, including the development of a national broadband strategy.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Advancing Equity Through the American Rescue Plan
Report outlining the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts on equity. Covers financial security for families, communities, and business; housing support; investments in education; and efforts to address health disparities. Describes rural efforts throughout.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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Better Results: What Does it Take to Build Capacity in Rural and Native Nations Communities?
Blog post discussing technical assistance and organizational capacity to support rural and tribal economic and community development based on insights from the Thrive Rural Open Field session. Covers strategies related to building community trust, developing community-centered strategies for capacity building, and technical assistance that includes collaboration with communities. Offers links to additional information and funding resources.
Author(s): Clifford Devin Deaton
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Best Practices for a Successful Rural Health Clinic
Webinar recording of a presentation on best practices in Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Includes information on general rural health resources, funding programs, and events, as well as RHC certification, evaluation, emergency preparedness, and finances information.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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National Capital Grants Infographic for FQHCs
Provides an overview of Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements grants awarded to Federally Qualified Health Centers in 2021. Outlines the economic impacts of these projects on local communities. Presents data by urban, micropolitan, and rural location. Requires name, email address, and organization information to download.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Capital Link
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Stronger Together: Federal Funding and Planning Strategies Designed to Promote Sustainable Economic Development in Rural America
Resource guide offering information for rural communities on planning and technical assistance, infrastructure and broadband expansion, entrepreneurship and business assistance, and workforce development and livability. Covers the purpose, eligibility, application process, and contact information for programs from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and USDA Rural Development in each of these areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Economic Development Administration, USDA Rural Development
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The Northern Border Region: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis
Chartbook examining population health and healthcare access for Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont, and for the region overall. Identifies strengths and assets of the Northern Border region states, as well as opportunities for improvement. Features demographics and statistics on quality of care, health outcomes, health behaviors, mortality rates and causes, Health Professional Shortage Areas, telehealth policies, and telehealth grants awarded from 2018-2021. Includes maps showing locations of substance use treatment facilities, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and hospitals.
Author(s): Katherine Ahrens, Amanda Burgess, Carly Milkowski, et al.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Rural Health Research Center, Northern Border Regional Commission
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Broadband Availability Challenges
Fact sheet describing challenges to broadband availability and local efforts to provide short-term solutions. Discusses funding and strategies to expand broadband at the local and national levels.
Additional links: Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook: A Roadmap for Delivering Opportunity and Investments in Rural America
Information to help rural communities understand the infrastructure funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other sources. Identifies programs and sources of funding set aside for rural communities. Also explains key flexibilities and other benefits available to rural communities under the law.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Examples of Successful Evidence-Based Strategies and Current Federal Efforts
Provides an overview of efforts to address social determinants of health (SDOH) that impact people of color, LGBTQ+ persons, individuals living in rural areas, and people with disabilities. Discusses housing, food and nutrition, transportation, social and economic mobility, and social service connections in terms of community (upstream) and individual (downstream) SDOH impacts.
Author(s): Amelia Whitman, Nancy De Lew, Andre Chappel, et al.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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