Rural Health Resources by Topic: Rural definitions
Rural Pennsylvania: Where Is It Anyway?
A discussion of the many rural definitions used for the administration of public programming and research in regard to Pennsylvania. Includes county level maps for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Metropolitan-Non-Metropolitan; U.S. Census Bureau; RUCA Codes; and Center for Rural Pennsylvania county, municipality, and school district definitions.
Date: 01/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health view details
What Is Rural in the WWAMI States? Why Definitions Matter
Discusses the multiple definitions of rural. Describes the
impacts of using differing definitions in Washington,
Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher, Meredith A. Fordyce Date: 07/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
Report on the Definition of "Rural"
Discusses the various definitions of the term "rural" and
"rural area" that are used to describe programs
administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. Describes the
effects of various definitions on USDA Rural Development
programs. Recommends ways to better target funds provided
through rural development programs.
Date: 02/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development view details