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America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2022
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 62 measures using data from 21 unique data sources. Covers social and economic factors, physical environment, clinical care, behaviors, and health outcomes. Highlights health disparities, including rural-urban disparities, across five categories of health. Includes state-by-state summaries and county-level maps for risk of social isolation by state.
Additional links: Maps of Risk of Social Isolation by County
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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Mapping the Intersections of Poverty, Race and COVID-19
Features data from more than 3,200 counties to connect information about COVID-19 deaths to demographic characteristics including income, race, health insurance status, and more. Includes an interactive county-level mapping tool.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Poor People's Campaign
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COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard
Interactive map containing county- and state-level data on COVID-19 vaccination, cases, and deaths in the U.S. Illustrates relationships between COVID-19 outcomes and various social determinants of health, such as population density, poverty, underlying health conditions, urban/rural status, and more.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Emory University
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2022 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
Analyzes county-level health disparities by examining health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers living wages, gender pay gap, childcare costs, school funding, and more. Discusses impacts of COVID-19, key findings, and calls to action to improve community health outcomes.
Additional links: State Reports
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Permanent Supportive Housing Tenure Among a Heterogeneous Population of Adults with Disabilities
Explores retention of low-income people with disabilities in a permanent supportive housing (PSH) program according to 2093 individuals participating in a North Carolina PSH program between 2015 and 2018. Includes participant information such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, behavioral and psychological health status, insurance status, social deprivation, and residence location such as metropolitan, micropolitan, small town, or isolated area.
Author(s): Lexie R. Grove, Seth A. Berkowitz, Gary Cuddeback, et al.
Citation: Population Health Management, 25(2)
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Promoting Healthy Futures: Afterschool Provides the Supports Parents Want for Children's Well-Being
Discusses the impact of afterschool programs related to opportunities for physical activity, nutritious food options, decrease in risky behaviors, and more, based on 31,055 households participating in the America After 3PM survey. Includes charts of survey responses by community type, including race/ethnicity, low-income, and rural, suburban, and urban.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Afterschool Alliance, America After 3PM Health & Wellness
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The Persistence of Poverty in Rural America
Examines persistent poverty counties in rural America that struggle with food insecurity, healthcare access, and housing. Includes U.S. maps that show high-poverty counties in 2000, 2010, and 2020.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Minnesota Poverty Report 2022
Reports on poverty in Minnesota in 2019 using 3 different measures: market income, official poverty measure (OPM), and supplemental poverty measure (SPM). Includes maps of poverty rates by population and region in Minnesota and breaks down rates by age and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Angela R. Fertig
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Community Action Partnership
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The 10-20-30 Provision: Defining Persistent Poverty Counties
Defines persistent poverty counties. Discusses how differences in definitions and data can affect which counties are considered persistently poor and include a map highlighting the impact of different rounding methods. Briefly addresses legislation targeting persistent poverty counties using the "10-20-30 provision," including rural development funding. Table 2 lists persistent poverty counties based on data from the 1990 Census, Census 2000, and the 2020 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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A Critical Review on the Complex Interplay between Social Determinants of Health and Maternal and Infant Mortality
Reports on a critical review of maternal and infant mortality literature to observe how social determinants of health relate to health disparities for mothers and babies of racial/ethnic minorities, less privileged socioeconomic statuses, and rural geographies. Includes discussion about rural versus urban differences in maternal and infant mortality.
Author(s): Rada K. Dagher, Deborah E. Linares
Citation: Children, 9(3), 394
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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