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Resources by Topic: Income support and assistance

SNAP and Food Shopping During COVID-19
Interactive mapping tool depicting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation rates and distribution schedules at the state and county level. Includes data on national COVID-19 cases, states added to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot before and after the pandemic, and more.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
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COVID-19 Federal Funds Earmarked for Hospitals, Providers, and States
Provides an overview of federal funds allocated to hospitals, providers and states in response to COVID-19. Details the legislative source, amounts, and oversight required for each funding program.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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State Disability Maps
Interactive maps displaying state- and county-level data on disability prevalence and participation rates in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) programs among adults aged 18 to 64.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica
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Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing: Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Opportunities
Discusses housing supply and affordability challenges and offers recommendations for federal, state, local, and tribal governments to reduce regulatory barriers and address these challenges. Describes rural/urban differences in housing market challenges. Covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing in the U.S.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Con Alma Health Foundation: Health Equity and COVID Relief
An interview with Dolores E. Roybal, executive director of Con Alma Health Foundation, sharing how this New Mexico foundation partnered with other funders to provide almost $2 million in grants and created an advisory committee of immigrant-led, immigrant-serving organizations to address barriers limiting access to services.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility and Access
Interactive maps exploring Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility and utilization. Compares county-level statistics to state-level data. Provides county-level estimates of participants and non-participants by age, race/ethnicity, presence and age of children, health insurance coverage, and veteran status.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Eligibility and Participation
Presents an interactive map to explore Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program eligibility and participation at the state and county levels in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Pennsylvania. Provides statistics on age, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, employment status, health insurance status, and more.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Are Rural Infants Benefiting from WIC Food Package Rule Changes? Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Behaviors
Examines if 2009 revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) changed breastfeeding and infant feeding practices among rural and urban WIC participants. Compares breastfeeding initiation rates and the age infants were introduced to solid foods in rural and urban areas. Discusses implications for future policies to promote breastfeeding and healthy infant feeding practices.
Author(s): Ariun Ishdorj, Hongyang Di, Elfreda Samman, Lisako McKyer
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire
Examines access to food and food support in New Hampshire at a census tract level. Covers farm and non-farm retail food sources, retail sites that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), food support sites such as the National School Lunch Program, and food pantries. Identifies less densely populated areas and areas with more people in poverty and discusses some issues specific to rural areas of the state.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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SNAP Redemptions Contributed to Employment During the Great Recession
Discusses rural and urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefits paid during the Great Recession due to poverty and unemployment, particularly in high-poverty rural regions. Includes a map showing per capita SNAP redemptions by county for 2010. Examines the impact of SNAP redemptions on county employment during the recession for rural and urban counties.
Author(s): John Pender, Young Jo
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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