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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Poverty

The Unseen Picture: Issues with Health Care, Discrimination, Police and Safety, and Housing Experienced by Native American Populations in Rural America
Report presents a study on the experiences of rural Native American adults related to housing, discrimination, policing, and healthcare access, quality, and affordability. Compares the experiences of rural Native Americans with the experiences of rural Whites. Breaks down data by gender, age, and U.S. region, among other measures.
Author(s): Mary T.G. Findling, Robert J. Blendon, John M. Benson, Carolyn Miller
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard
Interactive map containing county- and state-level data on COVID-19 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: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Emory University
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COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources
Provides access to U.S. Census Bureau data useful in pandemic-related decision-making. Offers state and county impact planning reports that provide sociodemographic data, including data on at-risk populations, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Also provides data on businesses and employment.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2020
Examines the relationship between child well-being and community type, including metropolitan, micropolitan, or rural. Provides rural/urban breakdowns on child race/ethnicity, maltreatment, poverty, mortality, health conditions, and more.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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The Impact of Coronavirus on Households Across America
Examines the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. households. Covers health, economic, and work-related impacts and related issues such as broadband access. Includes a section on problems specific to rural households. A separate report is available that focuses specifically on rural impacts of COVID-19.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Public Radio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2019
Provides estimates of poverty for the official poverty measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account government programs that support low-income families. Appendix Tables 1 and 2 provide data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Liana Fox
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019
Reports on income levels and poverty rates for 2018 and 2019, along with the percent change from 2018 to 2019. Includes statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the 2020 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Author(s): Jessica Semega, Melissa Kollar, Emily A. Shrider, John F. Creamer
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Oregon Areas of Unmet Health Care Need Report 2020
Covers nine variables that describe areas of unmet healthcare need in Oregon and measure access to primary care, mental, and oral healthcare services. Areas of unmet need are scored based on variables within the following categories: availability of providers, ability to afford care, and utilization. Includes statistics and county-level information by service areas. For related maps, see the Areas of Unmet Health Care Needs map section.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2019
Reports on vaccination coverage among U.S. adolescents by age for ages 13 through 17 and overall for 2018 and 2019. Also includes data on vaccination coverage by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan residence and poverty status. Includes nonmetro data related to the following vaccines: Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis), MenACWY (quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate), HPV (human papillomavirus), MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and varicella.
Author(s): Laurie D. Elam-Evans, David Yankey, James A. Singleton, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(33), 1109-1116
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Social Determinants of Health and County Population Rates of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits, 2016
Examines characteristics of U.S. counties, comparing counties with high and low rates of opioid-related inpatient stays and treat-and-release emergency department (ED) visits among patients 15 years and older. Includes data for metro, rural adjacent to metro, and rural remote counties, as well as by urban-rural location and poverty rate.
Additional links: Appendix
Author(s): Pamela L. Owens, Audrey J. Weiss, Marguerite L. Barrett, Lawrence D. Reid
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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