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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Health Equity, Indigenous Populations, History, Culture, Policy and Science with Donald Warne
Video recording of an interview with Dr. Donald Warne discusses health disparities in Indian Country historically and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights the need for more Native American providers and how healthcare policy affects the health outcomes of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Reede Scholars
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Rural, Urban, and Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival among the Residents of South Carolina, 2001-2016
Presentation slides highlighting a study exploring colorectal cancer survival rates from 2001-2016 among people in South Carolina. Includes data breakdowns by rurality and race.
Author(s): Radhika Ranganathan, Whitney Zahnd, Swann Arp Adams
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Racial and Ethnic Minorities Made Up About 22 Percent of the Rural Population in 2018, Compared to 43 Percent in Urban Areas
Side-by-side pie charts comparing the race and ethnicity makeup of the rural population and urban population in 2018. Provides data on the percent of each population that is White, Black, American Indian, Hispanic, and other.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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How Growing Geographic and Racial Disparities Inhibit the Ability to Live Longer and Healthier Lives
Provides a national-level overview of geographic disparities in life expectancy at mid-adulthood, as well as changes to life expectancy between 1980 and 2014. Discusses gender, racial, and rural differences in life expectancy. Presents nine strategies to address the geographic disparities.
Author(s): Erwin J. Tan
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP
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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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Facts for Features: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2020
Presents a number of demographic facts about American Indians and Alaska Natives drawn from U.S. Census data.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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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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U.S. COVID Atlas
Provides county-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, with the option to view regional clusters and to overlay the map with Native American reservations. Map and related chart can be animated to show changes over time from January 2020 through the present.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science
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COVID-19 Resources on Vulnerable Populations
A collection of federal COVID-19 resources for those working with vulnerable populations, including people living in rural areas, older adults, those with underlying medical conditions, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. Offers information for healthcare professionals, researchers, community partners, consumers, and patients.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Additional links: Maps of COVID-19 Survey Data
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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