5G Fund for Rural America: Current Status and Issues
Provides an overview of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 5G Fund for Rural America, an initiative to bring voice and high-speed mobile broadband services to rural areas unlikely to see 5G cellular deployments without subsidies. Outlines considerations and concerns raised by members of Congress about the program.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
BEAD Program Toolkit for Counties
Resource hub for county stakeholders working in broadband initiatives. Includes suggested action items, county-level data on broadband access, Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) related resources, webinars, and more.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties view details
Public Transit Stop Density Is Associated With Walking for Exercise Among a National Sample of Older Adults
Examines the relationship between density of neighborhood public transit stops and walking for exercise among older adults. Analyzes 2018 neighborhood data and self-reported exercise along with sociodemographic characteristics, economic status, and disability status. Includes discussion about built environment and metro versus nonmetro comparisons.
Author(s): Erica Twardzik, Jason R. Falvey, Philippa J. Clarke, Vicki A. Freedman, Jennifer A. Schrack Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 23, 596 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
Characteristics of Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals That Experienced a Ransomware Attack from 2016 to 2021
Analyzed short-term acute care hospitals experiencing a ransomware attack between 2016 and 2019 to identify characteristics associated with an attack. Considered variables such as rurality, various financial characteristics, information technology infrastructure, and more. Includes recommendation for future research regarding rural impacts.
Author(s): Claire C. McGlave, Sayeh S. Nikpay, Carrie Henning-Smith, Katie Rydberg, Hannah T. Neprash Citation: Health Affairs Scholar, 1(3) Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
A Road Map for Asset Based Investing in Central Appalachia
Report highlighting various wellbeing and community asset measures in the Appalachian region in the areas of economics, population health, infrastructure, housing, health facilities, and more. Discusses the associations between wellbeing and community assets as well as the implications for investment.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, Reinvestment Fund view details
Understanding Climate Disaster Resilience with BEAD
Webinar demonstrating the Broadband Climate Risk Mitigation Tool, a tool highlighting the risk to broadband infrastructure from natural disasters at the census tract level. Also provides information on climate related vulnerabilities to broadband infrastructure and using the tool to apply for Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) funding. Transcript available by selecting three dots under video and choosing "Show transcript."
Date: 08/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Center on Rural Innovation view details
Assessing Key Indicators of Rural versus Urban Water Quality
Explores the national water quality monitoring data and highlights gaps in information needed to compare water quality across rural and urban areas. Examines water quality data sets and markers while making recommendations for data standardization as well as rural and urban data inclusions.
Author(s): Daniel Kilpatrick, Jeremy Cothran, Stella Self, et al. Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Physical Activity–Friendly Policies and Community Design Features in the US, 2014 and 2021
Examines policy and community design changes from 2014 to 2021 that support physical activity infrastructure. Focuses on designs and policies such as sidewalk width, lighting, bicycle space, and more. Includes discussions about infrastructure and policy specific to rural areas.
Author(s): Bryant J. Webber, Geoffrey P. Whitfield, Latetia V. Moore, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20 Date: 08/2023 Type: Document view details