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A Rural Therapist and School Program Address Teen Mental Health
Provides an overview of the behavioral health needs of rural teens. Features a rural West Virginia trauma therapist, as well as a rural Wisconsin school program that incorporates teenagers' strengths and interests and connects them with trusted adults in order to improve their mental health.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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High School Graduates for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of population attaining at least a high school graduate education or equivalent by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates.
Date: 2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Distance Learning and Online Coordination of Service in Pennsylvania's Rural School Districts
Examines the barriers rural Pennsylvania schools experienced in providing their communities with essential nonacademic services during COVID-19 pandemic closures. Analyzes information from rural school district websites, planning documents, superintendent surveys and interviews, and focus groups with constituents to understand needs around mental healthcare, professional development, internet and computer access, staff shortages, and more.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Gerald LeTendre, Peggy Schooling, Hansol Woo, Meredith Bannon, Josh Almes
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Florence County Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse and Mental Health Coalition - Increasing Community Capacity and Resources through Partnership
Details a community effort to address substance use and mental health issues in rural Florence County, WI. Highlights the coalition's efforts to address the behavioral health of the county's youth and families through school-based efforts and discusses how collective action can address behavioral health issues in rural communities.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bright Research Group, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Community Schools in Idaho Are Bolstered by Statewide Networks and Enriched Learning Opportunities
Provides an overview on the impact of community schools in urban and rural areas of Idaho. Discusses benefits such as familial engagement, more consistent attendance, access to human services and resources, early childhood education programs, and more.
Author(s): Jennifer Kotting
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Brookings Institution
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Bringing Community Voice into Cross-Sector Data Sharing: Addressing the Health Needs of Children and Youth in Rural South Carolina
A case study that discusses collaboration across multiple organizations involved with the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) initiative to improve data sharing around socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity disparities in youth living in rural South Carolina. Discusses how improved data sharing and collaboration and can help rural schools and community leaders address students' physical and mental health needs.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Data Across Sectors for Health
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Child Nutrition Program Operations Study (CN-OPS-II): School Year 2017-18
Reports on policy, administrative, and operational issues in Child Nutrition (CN) programs in the United States. Analyzes 2,000 State agencies (SAs) and School Food Authorities (SFAs) to provide a nationally representative sample with 2017-2018 data on finances and eligibility related to school meals, meeting nutritional standards, implementation of policies to purchase local food, and more. Includes breakdown of data by SFA size, urbanicity, U.S. region, and percent of children approved for free or reduced price (F/RP) meals.
Author(s): Jim Murdoch, Steven Garasky, Susan Ullrich, et al.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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Early Childhood Care and Education Programs in Rural Areas
Provides statistics on the percentage of children under 6 years and their access to child care by city, suburban, town, and rural locale. Includes discussions related to child care services such as impacts on parental employment and child development.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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Rural Students' Access to the Internet
Provides percentages of students who have access to fixed broadband by city, suburban, town, and rural locale, which is further broken down by fringe, distant, or remote areas. Includes discussions of related broadband issues such as influences of poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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Determining Trends and Factors Associated with Self-Reported Physical Activity among Adolescents in Rural North Carolina
Uses data from a school-based wellness intervention to evaluate demographic, environmental, and school-level factors that may impact self-reported physical activity (PA) in 7th grade students in rural, eastern North Carolina during the 2018–2019 school year. Includes statistics on self-reported days of 60 min. PA per week with breakdowns by sex, race, and weight category.
Author(s): Sina Kazemzadeh, Chloe E. Opper, Xiangming, Suzanne Lazorick
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11417
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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