Rural Health Resources by Topic: Rural definitions
Frontier/Remote, Island, and Rural Literature Review
Highlights the evolution of the term frontier as it applies
to remote, sparsely settled territory in the U.S. Discusses
related definitions of rural relevant to creating a
national frontier/remote and island geographic taxonomy.
Author(s): L. Gary Hart Date: 08/2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health view details
Choosing Rural Definitions: Implications for Health Policy
Provides an overview of rural definitions and their policy implications. Discusses the factors that should be considered in selecting among rural definitions.
Author(s): Andrew F. Coburn, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, et al. Date: 03/2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
The Consensus Definition: 2007 Update
Update on a definition of frontier developed in 1997 that uses a weighted matrix to determine which areas are considered frontier. Discusses the use of the matrix in cooperation with the states.
Date: 2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities view details
Rural Definitions for Health Policy and Research
Compares several rural definitions and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. Also addresses the issues related to using these geographic definitions in policy and research.
Author(s): L. Gary Hart, Eric H. Larson, Denise M. Lishner Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 95(7), 1149-1152 Date: 07/2005 Type: Document view details
2000 Update: Frontier Counties in the United States
Describes the development of a definition of "frontier" by the Frontier Education Center and a group of frontier providers and policy experts. Statistics based on the 2000 U.S. Census regarding the number of frontier counties, and land and population distributions are included.
Date: 2002 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities view details