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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Population health

CDC WONDER Underlying Cause of Death with US-Mexico Border Regions, 1999-2017
Provides access to county-level national mortality and population data for the U.S.-Mexico border region. Includes data on the number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted death rates, and demographics for different causes of death. Cause of death data available for ICD-10 codes, drug/alcohol induced causes, and injury intent and mechanism. In addition to viewing data for the border region or border states, results can focus on the level of urbanization for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Multidimensional Index of Deep Disadvantage
Categorizes counties and cities based on an index that examines disadvantage based on health indicators, poverty, and social mobility data. Provides a profile for each county that includes its rural/urban status, population, and index-related indicators. Identifies the 100 most disadvantaged counties.
Additional links: Full Data Set, Understanding Communities of Deep Disadvantage
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Princeton University, University of Michigan
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CLOUD (Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers)
Searchable library of curated, evidence-based resources on opioids and the opioid crisis. Includes documents and reports, legislation, videos, and websites on topics such as addiction treatment, harm reduction, prevention, recovery, and pain management. Provides information targeted to policymakers and community leaders; payers and providers; and patients and caregivers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Evidence-based Policy
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NIOSH Ag Safety Centers
A directory of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) centers that conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation's pressing agricultural health and safety problems.
Type: Directory
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Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Issue Guide
Learn about the mental health challenges that farmers and ranchers face, with information on the root causes of stress, farmer demographics, mental health needs, and barriers to accessing care. Find tools and examples for developing programs to help address farmer mental health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Ag Health Risk Assessment Tool (AgHRA)
Self-assessment tool for farmers and ranchers focused on physical and mental health. Identifies steps to help reduce health risks. Includes a version specific to women.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Lists a number of resources pertaining to American Indian and Alaska Native health and healthcare. Features statistics and research, journal articles, and information about health screenings, clinical trials, and other issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Arctic Health
Collection of resources pertaining to health and healthcare for populations living within the Arctic. Gathers resources from local, state, national, and international agencies on environmental health, food security, and indigenous health among other topics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Medical Library
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North Dakota Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2020
Discusses suicide and suicide prevention efforts in North Dakota. Provides information for LGBTQ+, American Indian, and veteran populations. Highlights goals and strategies for prevention.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota Suicide Prevention Coalition
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Delineating Rural Areas in the United States
A poster presentation identifying the common federal rural definitions useful for addressing rural-urban disparities. Demonstrates, by using population characteristics including poverty, uninsured, and disabled data, how each rural definition can affect the sensitivity of the disparity.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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