Rural Health Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources
Tribal Epidemiology Centers: At the Forefront of American Indian/Alaska Native Public Health
Discusses Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and their work with tribal partners to address challenges related to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) data. Includes information on culturally sensitive data collection, the importance of TEC work, AI/AN data best practices, impacts of COVID-19, and more.
Author(s): Laura D. Cassidy, DenYelle Kenyon, Jamie Ritchey, et al. Citation: Public Health Reports, 138(2 suppl) Date: 08/2023 Type: Document view details
Food for Thought - Facing the Facts About Food Insecurity: Episode 2
Podcast episode discussing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research on food insecurity in rural areas. Describes the prevalence of food insecure households, behavioral responses to food insecurity, and how USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) research and data can inform policy and community-driven solutions.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: Impact! Communications, Inc. view details
Characterizing Rugged Terrain in the United States
Analyzes the impact of rugged terrain on travel barriers and community development in U.S. Census tracts, with a focus on the relationship between terrain, rurality, and low-income areas. Presents two representations of topographic variability: the Area Ruggedness Scale and the Road Ruggedness Scale. Includes related maps and data applying the scales to regions, states, and rural and urban areas of the U.S.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Dobis, John Cromartie, Ryan Williams, Kyle Reed Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
Connecting Minority-Serving Institutions and Rural Research
Discusses minority serving institutions (MSI) and their role in rural research. Highlights rural-focused research systems, research of MSIs, and opportunities for integration of the two.
Author(s): Marjory Givens, Brian Dabson, Hilary Joyner, Olivia Little Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute view details
Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to Explore Healthy Aging Data through Community Health Improvement
Provides an overview for local health departments (LHDs) and partners to assess the components of healthy aging in their communities through research, data, and practice. Focuses on tracking health indicators and the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how to use data while considering community-level factors that impact healthcare access, such as race/ethnicity, location/rurality, Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) status, and more.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Association of County and City Health Officials, Trust for America's Health view details
Rural Healthy People 2030, featuring Timothy Callaghan and Morgan Kassabian
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast focused on the Rural Healthy People 2030 project, featuring Timothy Callaghan and Morgan Kassabian. Discusses the rural health priorities covered by this project and changes in rural health concerns over time. Also describes the methods used for collecting insights from rural stakeholders.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details