Rural Health Resources by Topic: Rural definitions
Rural Definitions and Data: Changes after the 2020 Census
Webinar recording discusses the changes to the way rural is defined in the 2020 Census and how those changes will affect rural programs', organizations', and facilities' access to federal funding. Features presentations from representatives of the Federal Office or Rural Health Policy.
Audio Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 11/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub 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
Rural Emergency Hospital Designation
Webinar recording discussing the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation for Texas hospitals including eligibility, payment, and becoming and REH. Includes information on the definition of rural and the history of the various rural-related hospital designations. Transcript available in the video description.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Rural Health and Nursing view details
Uses of Decennial Census Programs Data in Federal Funds Distribution: Fiscal Year 2021
Outlines the allocation of federal funds distributed in fiscal year 2021, in whole or in part, using Census Bureau Decennial Census Programs data. Provides an overview of Decennial Census Programs and related programs across several federal agencies used in funding allocations, including the Census Bureau urban-rural classification and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas.
Author(s): Ceci Villa Ross Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau view details
Urban Bias in Rural Data Sets
Policy position paper discussing various classifications of rural, how these definitions may not accurately represent rural areas, and the potential implications for rural populations. Offers policy recommendations regarding rural data infrastructure and the allocation of resources using rural definitions.
Author(s): Leah Bouchard, Isela Garcia, Jacy Warrell Date: 02/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
Florida's Rural Counties: 2020 Census
Table listing Florida counties with populations of 75,000 or fewer and counties with populations of 125,000 or fewer which are contiguous to a county of 75,000 or fewer.
Date: 02/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Florida Health view details