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Resources by Topic: Infrastructure

Keeping the Water Flowing in Rural America for 35 Years
Addresses how the Community Resource Group (CRG) Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) loan fund is helping small communities meet critical capital needs and find new funding.
Author(s): Mary Mann
Citation: Rural Matters, 16(3), 20-21
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities
Identifies how federal agencies can work together to help rural areas become economically vibrant, environmentally sustainable, and promote healthy living.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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White House Rural Council: Feedback from Rural America
Provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities rural Americans voiced during the White House Rural Council's visits to rural communities during the Obama administration.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: White House Rural Council (Obama Administration)
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USDA Rural Utilities Service Borrower's Guide: A How-to for Water and Wastewater Loans from USDA Rural Development
Designed for small, rural communities and borrowers of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) funds to learn how to adequately administer their projects and understand other responsibilities of being a borrower.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Critical Access Hospital Replacement Process: The Manual
Describes the facility replacement process, including the phases, actions, and involved parties that are needed. Offers guidance on the facility replacement process, including assessing the Critical Access Hospital's physical and financial situation, gaining community support, identifying and obtaining financing, working with lenders and Federal enhancement programs, and completing the design and construction process.
Date: 10/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Critical Access Hospital Replacement Process: The Roadmap
Provides a visual overview of the entire facility replacement process. Divided into four phases including Planning, Design and Financing, Endorsement, and Construction. Each phase is further described by events, actions, duration, costs/fees, and involved parties.
Date: 10/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools
A set of tools to assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among rural residents.
Author(s): David Hartley, Anush Yousefian, Renee Umstattd, et al.
Date: 06/2009
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Active Living Research, Maine Rural Health Research Center
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A Rural Perspective/Commentary Regarding "Transforming the Health Care Delivery System: Proposals to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Health Care Costs"
Outlines the potential impacts of proposed policy reform options from the Senate Finance Committee on rural America. Covers payment reform, long-term payment reforms, healthcare infrastructure investments, Medicare Advantage, and public program integrity.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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The Capital Investment Needs of CAHs: Fire and Life Safety Code Compliance and Organizational Performance
Describes current Critical Access Hospital (CAH) capital investment needs and their experiences obtaining the capital funding critical for remaining compliant with fire and life safety codes and essential for maintaining effective and efficient operations.
Author(s): Walter Gregg
Date: 11/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Rural Hospital Renovation & Expansion Study
Summarizes the results of a survey assessing the impact of community hospital renovations on healthcare delivery and recruitment and retention of health professionals.
Author(s): Bill Wilson, Rick Geiler, Jim McClure, Scott Fowler
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
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