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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Infrastructure

Addressing the Health Needs of Rural Communities
A collection of Social Determinants of Health Academy trainings recorded in 2018 that explore issues impacting health in rural communities. Topics include collecting data in rural health centers and financing infrastructure development in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
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The Private Well Class
A resource focused on managing private water sources, with information for individual well owners, as well as environmental health, cooperative extension, and water well professionals. Provides a variety of learning opportunities, including a free 10-lesson course, podcasts, webinars, and a resource library.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Illinois State Water Survey, Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Water with Fluoride Protects Teeth from Tooth Decay
Presents an interactive map detailing water fluoridation information in each state in the U.S. Breaks down data by county and by city/public water system in participating states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Tribal Water Center
Information and tools for tribal communities that manage water and wastewater systems. Offers a water resource library, toolkit, and other resources for water utility staff and local leaders.
Type: Website
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Virginia Health Data Portal
Interactive tool that provides health related data for the state of Virginia. Includes information about cancer, chronic disease, communicable disease, demographics, drinking water, heath behavior, injury and violence, maternal and child health, opioid addiction, sexually transmitted infection, and social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health
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Building the Capacity of Drinking Water Systems
Resources and information to support small water systems, serving 10,000 or fewer people. Topics addressed include capacity-building, regulation compliance, and funding.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People Topic Guide
Information, resources, and frequently asked questions regarding health inequities that rural residents experience, related to a variety of factors that make up the social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
Provides access to information on an EPA study examining the relationship between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drinking water. Includes access to findings from the study addressing how rural communities' drinking water may be impacted.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online
Access to community-level information on facilities and their compliance with environmental regulations. Includes information on air emissions, surface water discharges, hazardous waste, and drinking water systems.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Drinking Water Dashboard
Access to data on public water systems regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act program. Includes information on which public water systems are regulated, inspections, violations, and enforcement actions. To access information on specific water systems, select a state and then click on the bars in the charts to see which systems have been inspected, have violations, and so on.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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