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Resources by Topic: Human services

Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 1: Evidence of Effectiveness
Reports on the Home Visiting Evidence and Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's tribal review, which assess the effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. Analyzes different studies of home visiting models designed to accommodate American Indian and Alaska Native cultural practices and family structures.
Author(s): Andrea Mraz Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, Steven Malick, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Bringing Law and Medicine Together to Help Rural Patients
Describes how medical-legal partnerships can help address patients' health-harming legal needs. Features rural medical-legal partnerships in Minnesota and Illinois.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Analysis of Domestic Violence Services in Rural Pennsylvania
A study of domestic violence services, such as shelter needs, community partnerships, and coalition building in rural Pennsylvania. Specific focus on barriers to services that impact rural areas.
Author(s): Gayatri Devi, Tara Mitchell, Nicole Burkholder-Mosco, et al.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Network Spotlight: North Country Health Consortium
Details a conversation with Nancy Frank, Executive Director of Littleton, New Hampshire based North Country Health Consortium (NCHC). NCHC is a broad-based rural network of health and human services providers working in the areas of public health, emergency preparedness, AHEC services, and more. Interview focuses on NCHC's network characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges.
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Aging Veterans in the United States: A Snapshot of Older Veterans and Their Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics
A discussion of veterans 55 years and older living in the United States. Includes information about the disproportionate number of older veterans in rural areas and the need for housing and other support services to help them. Includes data and statistics regarding both urban and rural veterans.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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The Two Georgias: Addressing Health Equity in Rural Georgia
A series of articles discussing health disparities between rural and urban Georgia. Includes sections devoted to literature reviews, qualitative research, population science, needs assessments, and public health practices. Topics range from rural hospital closure, access and use of EMS services, and teen pregnancy, to social determinants of health as connected to childcare programs.
Location: Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4), 294-404
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Public Health Association
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Ohio's Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action
A report about the overall well-being of children in the Appalachian region of Ohio. Includes child health, food insecurity and nutrition, and demographic and economic overviews, along with recommendations for action.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Children's Defense Fund
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Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity
A report compiled for the Missouri Foundation for Health's Policy Portfolio, focusing on disparities in food security in the state. Includes a brief history of the topic, a discussion of food access, and other socio-economic factors that can contribute to food insecurity. Sections 15 and 20 focus specifically on rural versus urban comparisons.
Author(s): Cindy Calender
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Foundation for Health
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From Rural Poverty to Rural Prosperity: A Lesson in Quilting
Describes the roles that education, healthcare, employment, and human services play in supporting the well-being of rural children and families. Discusses how the availability of these supports can help those living in poverty.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009-2012: Who Gets Assistance?
Provides information on the characteristics of people who receive benefits from Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), housing assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and general assistance. Tables in the appendices include metropolitan and non-metropolitan participation rates by program.
Author(s): Shelley K. Irving, Tracy A. Loveless
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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