Measuring and Mapping Physical Activity Disparity (PAD) Index Based on Physical Activity Environment for Children
Uses the Physical Activity Disparity (PAD) index to measure accessibility, availability, accommodation, affordability, and acceptability for children's physical activity in the United States and the state of Georgia at the county level. PAD index identifies "play oases" and "play deserts" for children. Figure 3 shows the PAD index alongside rural and urban classifications.
Author(s): Jue Yang, Lan Mu, Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa Citation: International Journal of Geo-Information, 12(3), 134 Date: 03/2023 Type: Document view details
2023 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
Analyzes county-level health and wellness data, focusing on issues such as civic infrastructure and socioeconomic opportunity. Includes information on access to broadband, libraries, parks and recreation, schools, and social organizations. Provides U.S. map of county-level life expectancy (LE) and discusses the relationship of LE to civic participation.
Date: 03/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps view details
Rural Community Development (RCD) Grant Recipient Spotlights
Presents Rural Community Development (RCD) grant recipient stories about how they developed clean and safe water and wastewater practices in their rural and/or tribal communities. Includes video testimonials from RCD project sites across the United States that discuss the impact of water/wastewater programs in their locality.
Date: 03/2023 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
Rural Community Transit Strategies: Building on, Expanding, and Enhancing Existing Assets and Programs
Provides an overview of a potential rural transit model based on the current infrastructure in Minnesota and by examining other state models. Focuses on solutions such as hybrid mobility, small town assets, expanding service, responding to driver shortages, engaging citizens and networking within communities, and more. Discusses public health concerns such as food access and disability accommodations.
Author(s): Thomas Fisher, Mary Vogel, Alireza Khani, Fernando Burga Date: 02/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation view details
Investing in Rural Capacity: Comprehensive Summary of the National Rural Development Stakeholder Listening Sessions
Discusses investments in capacity that improve quality of life in rural areas. Reports on responses from organizational stakeholders from the 4 U.S. Regional Rural Development Centers based on survey data and listening sessions that took place between 2021 and 2022. Focuses on strategies to address physical infrastructure, workforce and economic development, community vibrancy, climate change, health, agriculture and food systems, and equity in rural areas.
Author(s): Jason S. Entsminger, John J. Green, Rachel Welborn, et al. Date: 02/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Regional Rural Development Centers view details
COVID-19 Related Protocol Considerations and Modifications within a Rural, Community-Engaged Health Promotion Randomized Trial
Examines data collection protocol modifications in the Change Club (CC) intervention which aims to improve civic engagement and built environment factors related to obesity and other chronic disease disparities. Analyzes 12 rural communities engaged in the CC intervention and discusses the subsequent measurements to observe intervention impacts, which were adjusted from onsite to self-reported due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Analyzes data collection protocols that can establish both rigor and feasibility in rural health research.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Seguin-Fowler, Galen D. Eldridge, Meredith Graham, et al. Citation: Methods and Protocols, 6(1), 5 Date: 01/2023 Type: Document view details