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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health disparities

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Action Center
Assists communities to pursue data-informed action through resources covering needs assessments, strategic planning, evaluation, collaboration, and communication.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Preventing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Health in Rural Communities
Lists causes for rural health disparities and describes ways in which the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to improve health in these areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Life and Health in Rural America
Series of articles based on reports by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on life and health in rural America.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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The Rural Health Voice
Podcast discusses various issues pertaining to rural healthcare in Virginia. Features interviews with state, local, and national leaders in rural health care.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Rural Health Association
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The Tribal Resource Tool: A Searchable Directory of All Services Available for AI/AN Survivors of Crime and Abuse in Indian Country
Features an interactive map highlighting the services for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of crime and abuse in North America. Provides contact information and web address of service providers.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Victims of Crime
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The Unidos Initiative: Mobilizing to Eliminate Barriers to Health and Healthcare in Farmworker Communities
Highlights an initiative to promote health literacy and screenings for skin cancer among farmworkers in AZ and CA. Breaks down program structure and partners.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bristol-Myers Squib Foundation, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Vista Community Clinic
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Rural Health and Well-Being in America
Features rural health initiatives, articles, and other related content to demonstrate the connection between health, rural community and economic development.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Resilient Rural America: Alabama: Perry County
Series of articles about various facets of life in Perry County, a rural community characterized both by extreme poverty and generations of strong families who have weathered adversity. Includes discussion of health disparities and the need for additional healthcare services and resources for people fleeing domestic violence. Part of the Resilient Rural America series.
Author(s): Blake Tommey
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Baptist News Global
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Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in the United States by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: NORC at the University of Chicago, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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