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Resources by Topic: Public health

NACCHO's Rural Health Section
Supports rural public health professionals and provides strategy, advocacy, resources, and other information on public health issues in rural America.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment
Addresses how climate change may impact public and environmental health in California to guide decision-making. Discusses the implications for tribal and rural communities throughout. Includes statewide and regional reports, as well as technical reports and tools.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: California Natural Resources Agency, State of California Energy Commission, State of California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
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POLARIS: Rural Health
Collection of CDC's policy-relevant research, data, and resources related to rural health issues. Provides an overview of challenges rural areas face and identifies public health strategies to address specific health concerns.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal
Provides over 400 datasets, including county level data, on healthcare workforce, mortality rates and causes, demographics, facilities and services, diseases and conditions, and the environment for California.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Services
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Oklahoma State of the State's Health Report
Reports on the health status of Oklahoma's citizens. Presents interactive datasets with health indicators, counties, and demographic factors on an A-F grade scale. Bases grades on the national average for the selected indicators. Covers mortality, health behaviors, risk factors, and socioeconomic factors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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Rural Cooperatives Magazine
Magazine focused on the challenges and successes of rural cooperatives across the country. Featured bimonthly issues published by USDA Rural Development. Ceased publication in 2018, but web editions of past issues are available.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Virginia Health Data Portal
Interactive tool that provides health related data for the state of Virginia. Includes information about cancer, chronic disease, communicable disease, demographics, drinking water, heath behavior, injury and violence, maternal and child health, opioid addiction, sexually transmitted infection, and social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health
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Healthy Vermonters & Health Status Reports
Includes links to topic-specific reports with statewide population data and scorecards with performance measures. Includes a data explorer for accessing county, local health office district, and hospital service area population data with maps, trends and community profiles.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Rural Risk Communication Toolkit
Designed to make ready-to-use materials available to local public health departments and clinics during a disaster or emergency, to improve risk communication and help overcome challenges found in rural settings. Contains separate sections on natural, biological, chemical, radiological, and mass vaccination/medication events, and includes information on non-traditional communication methods.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southeast (Ga.) Health District
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The Agenda 2020: A Special Report on the Future of Health
A collection of articles, videos, graphics, and more highlighting issues specific to health. Includes stories about rural healthcare facilities, profiles of innovative rural programs, and examples of rural health successes and challenges. Examines rural healthcare in relation to today's political climate, hoping to glean lessons that are broadly applicable throughout the rest of the U.S.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Politico, United Health Group
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