Regional Resilience: Research and Policy Brief
Summarizes research on disaster resiliency. Provides a
framework for assessing current policy and practice as it
relates to regional resilience. Includes rural areas.
Author(s): Brian Dabson, Colleen M. Heflin, Kathleen K. Miller Date: 02/2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute view details
Development of the Rural Active Living Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS)
Describes the development of the Rural Active Living
Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS) survey
instrument to measure perceptions of rural environments for
physical activity. Includes definitions, characteristics,
and items on each of the seven RALPESS factors: church
facilities, town center connectivity, indoor areas, around
your home/neighborhood, town center physical activity
resources, school grounds, and outdoor areas.
Author(s): M. Reneé Umstattd, Stephanie L. Baller, Erin Hennessy, et al. Citation: Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9(5), 724-730 Date: 2012 Type: Document view details
Private Well Testing in Oregon from Real Estate Transactions: An Innovative Approach Toward a State-Based Surveillance System
Examines health problems caused by well water contaminants and reports increased risks in rural areas due to agricultural fertilizer use, feedlot operations, leaking septic systems, and aboveground application of wastewater. Compares Oregon's and New Jersey's laws concerning well testing and includes Oregon maps showing locations of private wells with high and moderate nitrate levels and evidence of coliform bacteria.
Author(s): Brenda O. Hoppe, Anna K. Harding, Jennifer Staab, Marina Counter Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(1) Date: 01/2011 Type: Document view details
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
Date: 2011 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: White House Rural Council (Obama Administration) view details
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 view details
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 view details