Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2021
Provides data on households that rely on wireless telephones rather than landlines. Includes data on the percent of adults who live in wireless-only households and have their own wireless telephone, as well as data on phoneless adults. Provides data for nonmetropolitan compared to metropolitan areas. Discuses the need for surveys to include adequate representation of wireless-only households. Includes a section on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection and adjustments made to the survey to address the issue.
Author(s): Stephen J. Blumberg, Julian V. Luke Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details
Which Definition of Rurality Should I Use?: The Relative Performance of 8 Federal Rural Definitions in Identifying Rural-Urban Disparities
Study comparing 8 definitions of rural used by the federal government in order to understand how often the same areas were identified as rural and to measure rural-urban disparities related to socioeconomic status, demographics, healthcare access, and health outcomes. Analyzes 20210 census tract-level spatial data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2019 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) population estimates, the Provider of Services file, and the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System files from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Author(s): Julianna C. Long, Paul L. Delamater, George M. Holmes Citation: Medical Care, 59, S413-S419 Date: 10/2021 Type: Document view details
Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts: Mixed Methods Analysis, Integration, and Triangulation Plan
Analysis plan outlining the research design and methodology
of a study of human services delivery in rural areas funded
by the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in
collaboration with the Health Resources and Services
Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau
(MCHB). Covers stakeholder engagement, research questions
and qualitative data collection, data analysis, and
integration of findings.
Author(s): Dallas J. Elgin, Kelly McAleer, James Murdoch, et al. Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: 2M Research, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Urban Institute view details