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Resources by Topic: Health disparities

Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System
Provides information on trends and statistics regarding pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. Includes mortality rates by race/ethnicity, causes, and rural versus urban location.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Toward Racial Equity & Rural Prosperity: Legal & Policy Resources for Rural Communities
Resources for local and state policymakers discussing inequity in rural communities for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC). Includes resources for policymaking, water access, housing, and broadband.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: ChangeLab Solutions
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Missouri Hospital Association Health Equity Dashboards
A dashboard that provides county-level data on health disparities in Missouri, including social determinants of health (SDOH), maternal and child health, risk behaviors, health outcomes, physical health and disease status, behavioral health, and frailty/disabilities. User can select for race/ethnicity and one or more counties for data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Rural Health Equity Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help implement and advance health equity initiatives in rural communities. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Environmental Justice Index (EJI)
Mapping and data tool that presents census tract-level statistical data on 36 environmental, social, and health factors contributing to environmental injustice. Uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to generate rankings.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Maternal and Infant Health Mapping Tool
Map-based access to county-level data on maternal health, infant health, and health resources. Includes data on pre-pregnancy health status, preterm births, infant mortality, access to prenatal care, availability of providers, health insurance coverage, demographics, and more.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP)
National Institutes of Health program promoting research projects studying COVID-19 testing patterns in communities in the United States and its territories as well as tribal nations. Provides data on disparities in infection rates, disease progression, health outcomes, access to healthcare, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project
Provides an overview of the Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project (ADCTP) which works to address health disparities in Appalachia related to diabetes prevention and management. Discusses ADCTP community health projects and success stories.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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This is Rural Health Podcast
Podcast featuring California and national-level experts in rural health, covering topics including community engagement, healthcare access, policy, oral health, telemedicine, workforce recruitment, and more.
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: California State Rural Health Association
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Indiana Healthy Opportunities for People Everywhere (I-HOPE)
A statewide program in Indiana to address health disparities among minority and rural citizens. Collaborates with various partners to improve nutrition, affordable housing, transportation, childcare issues, and employment, among others. Details funding opportunities for community projects and offers program resources such as contact information for regional field teams and interactive maps related to program goals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Department of Health, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University
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