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Resources by Topic: Minorities

Gains in Reducing Child Poverty, but Racial-Ethnic Disparities Persist
Reports on child poverty in 2015 by race/ethnicity and region, with data for rural areas, suburban areas, and cities. Includes information on changes in child poverty since 2014 and since 2009.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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A Comparison of Rural and Urban America: Household Income and Poverty
Provides an overview of rural and urban income and poverty levels, based on 2011-2015 American Community Survey data. Includes rural-urban data on these topics by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and region.
Author(s): Alemayehu Bishaw, Kirby G. Posey
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Nebraska Behavioral Health Needs Assessment
Summarizes the results and suggested priorities from the Nebraska Behavior Health Needs Assessment. Includes data and statistics divided by metropolitan, rural, and remote areas in Nebraska. Covers overarching discussion surrounding rural areas centers on the need for greater workforce and integrated care, including the use of telehealth.
Author(s): Shelby M. Braun, Marlene Deras, Kelly C. Erickson, et al.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Intersection of Living in a Rural Versus Urban Area and Race/Ethnicity in Explaining Access to Health Care in the United States
Examines healthcare access for Hispanic, African American, and white rural and urban residents. Reports on access to a usual source of healthcare, healthcare needs met, cholesterol screening, cervical screening, and dental visits.
Author(s): Julia T. Caldwell, Chandra L. Ford, Steven P. Wallace, May C. Wang, Lois M. Takahashi
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 106(8), 1463-9
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
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Oral Health Care Service in North Dakota Community Health Care Centers
Presents an overview of the federally funded Community Health Center (CHC) program in North Dakota. Addresses their locations within the state, services provided, sources of revenue, and patient demographics. Particular attention is given to the oral health services provided by CHCs, including a cost comparison between oral health services and medical services.
Author(s): Jun Lee, Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Vulnerable Rural Counties: The Changing Rural Landscape, 2000-2010
Examined how rural counties were impacted by the 2008 recession, specifically focused on an increase in poverty levels, shifts in population, and loss or reduction of healthcare services and facilities. Includes county-by-county maps with data such as poverty and unemployment rates, elderly population, educational level, non-white population, health insurance coverage, availability of primary care and other specialties, and change in number of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Appendices include tables comparing urban and rural/remote county statistics.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Yu-Hsiu Lin, Matthew Yuen, Deshia Leonhirth, Janice C. Probst
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Track: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Digital Health Obesity Treatment Intervention for Medically Vulnerable Primary Care Patients
Examines the effectiveness of Track, a digital health intervention, to provide obesity treatment to low-income, racial/ethnic minority adults with obesity and related comorbidities in rural North Carolina. Includes baseline characteristic data, such as gender, race/ethnicity, education, smoking status, and diagnosis.
Author(s): Perry Foley, Dori Steinberg, Erica Levine, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 48, 12-20
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Access to Health Care
Summarizes and illustrates trends across measures of access to healthcare using data from the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. Includes a chart displaying the distribution of trauma center utilization by geographic location, including rural areas.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America
Examines counties with high child poverty and persistent poverty over a 30-year period from 1980 to 2010, with data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties. Includes maps showing regional trends. Also looks at poverty at the county level related to minority child population distribution.
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Kenneth M. Johnson
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Health in Rural Missouri: Minority Health
Provides an overview of minority health in rural Missouri. Includes county-level information on African American and Hispanic populations. Describes minority health disparities, healthcare resources, and incarceration in rural areas.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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