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Resources by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Using Homes to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes in the Rural West
Describes interactions between housing and behavioral health and its effect on overall health and wellness for rural populations. Discusses Medicaid expansion policy implications as a method to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes.
Author(s): Brandn Green
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Western Rural Development Center
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Field Oversight Hearing on “Overcrowded Housing and the Impacts on American Indian and Alaska Natives.”
Presents a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Savoonga, AK on the effect the lack of housing is having on the Native Village of Savoonga tribe. Features testimony from representatives of the Native Village of Savoonga, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority, and the Norton Sound Health Corporation.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Spotlight Stories: Thunder Valley CDC
Highlights Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC), a organization working to improve health, culture, and the environment on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Discusses efforts to address housing shortages, wellness promotion, and community development.
Author(s): Andrea Waner
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Commons
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Mold and Asthma: A Look at Co-Occurrence in Two Rural Communities in California
Reports on a study of mold and asthma prevalence in two rural, primarily low-income, migrant farmworker communities. Covers housing type, income, occupation, gender, the percent of children and adults with asthma, and mold types and amounts. Compares results to national averages.
Author(s): Ryan Sinclair, Charity Russell, Genevieve Kray, Stephen Vesper, Gail Wadsworth
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Institute for Rural Studies
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Ensuring Access to Care: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera, Wagner, S.D.
Describes Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera (WCMH-A), a 20-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Wagner, South Dakota that works to ensure access to care while addressing the social determinants of health for the populations they serve. Shares strategies and collaborative efforts to address the community's needs through the use of telemedicine, housing and economic development, population health, and access to primary care.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
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Older Adult Housing: Future Collaborations on Housing and Health Services Should Include Relevant Agencies and Define Outcomes
Assesses the extent to which the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service collaborated to address the needs of older adults living in federally assisted housing.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Children, 2006-2012
Describes the health characteristics of children living in HUD-assisted households, using data from the National Health Interview Survey. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population classification, including noncore.
Author(s): Veronica E. Helms, Barry L. Steffen, Elizabeth Rudd, Jon Sperling
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Housing and Homelessness: Services and Partnerships to Address a Growing Issue
Results of a National Association of Area Agencies on Aging poll on programs, services, and partnerships developed by AAAs to address issues related to housing and homelessness. Includes a case study on public housing and assisted living facilities in rural Batesville, Arkansas.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity
Inaugural report from the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity identifying key opportunities for improving the well-being of America's rural communities and citizens. Provides recommendations to the President of the United States, focusing on five main areas: e-Connectivity, improving quality of life, supporting a rural workforce, harnessing technological innovation, and developing the rural economy.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity
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Behavioral Health Trends in Ohio
Covers publications focusing on behavioral health research in Ohio. Includes research briefs on a variety of topics, such as housing retention, care coordination, employment, social connectedness, and others, as they relate to behavioral health.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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