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Resources by Topic: Poverty

Promotoras de Salud in a Father-Focused Nutrition and Physical Activity Program for Border Communities: Approaches and Lessons Learned from Collaboration
Explores the role community health workers, or promotoras de salud, played the design, implementation, and evaluation of a father-focused health program for rural Latino communities on the U.S.-Mexico border. Highlight some of the health and wellness issues for children and adults in the poor and underserved colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Author(s): Cassandra M. Johnson, Marlyn A. Allicock, Joseph R. Sharkey, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11660
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Risk Perceptions of Drinking Bottled vs. Tap Water in a Low-Income Community on the US-Mexico Border
Presents a study on rates of bottled water usage among low-income Latinos on the U.S.-Mexico border. Explores concerns about tap-water quality and oral health consequences of drinking unfluoridated water. Draws conclusions from interviews of low-income Latino households about the perceived safety of tap water in Nogales, Arizona.
Author(s): Kerton R. Victory, Amanda M. Wilson, Nolan L. Cabrera, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1712
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Poverty in the United States: 2021
Reports on poverty rates for 2020 and 2021, including changes in official poverty and changes in the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) rate. Includes statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the 2021 and 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 6–17 Years Who Have Roads, Sidewalks, Paths, or Trails Where They Can Walk or Ride a Bicycle, by Urban-Rural Status and Family Income — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020
Bar chart showing children's access to locations where they can walk or ride a bicycle. Provides data for rural and urban neighborhoods for families with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level and for families with incomes at or above 200% of the federal poverty level.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(35), 1136
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Households in Rural Communities with Persistent Poverty Have Less Access to Internet at Home
Chart depicting internet access in relation to persistent poverty for metro and nonmetro counties based on data from the USDA Economic Research Service and 2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Northern Navajo Medical Center Delivers Care Directly to Patients Experiencing Homelessness
Video details a program initiated by the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, that provides treatment to people experiencing homelessness on the Navajo reservation. Discusses the mobile clinic's goals and the services it provides, such as physical exams, vaccinations, and other acute and chronic conditions.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Historic Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered Homelessness as a Social Determinant of Health in Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness and how it aims to support homeless people in rural communities. Features presentations from representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pathways Vermont, and the Rural Health Information Hub.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cervical Cancer Screening Outcomes Among a Sample of Low-Income Uninsured Women: A Program-Based Study
Examines cervical screening outcomes in low-income and uninsured women by sociodemographic factors such as age, marital status, race/ethnicity, rurality, and Papanicolaou (Pap) test screening history. Analyzes outcomes of Pap tests, human papillomavirus (HPV) tests, and colposcopies administered to 841 women between 2013 and 2019 by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated location, as well as other sociodemographic factors.
Author(s): Samson Olowolaju, Morgan Kassabian, Marvellous A. Akinlotan, et al.
Citation: Women's Health Reports, 3(1), 85-92
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Illinois in Numbers: Content-Valid Indicators for Governance
Reports on quality of life (QOL) measures in Illinois such as economic conditions, access to healthcare, educational attainment, crime rates, and more. Includes metro versus nonmetro comparisons using data spanning from 2000 to 2020.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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