Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency
Provides an overview of the efforts of the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation to support families and promote self-sufficiency. Focuses on capacity building, strategies to improve program/participant outcomes, knowledge building and communication, and related family welfare resources and publications. Discusses nuances of specific environments and human services in rural contexts.
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
Informal and Formal Financial Assistance to Rural Women During Cancer Treatment
Interviews 36 rural women with cancer to explore their methods for handling financial hardship stemming from the costs of cancer. Discusses both informal assistance from the patients' support systems and formal assistance from healthcare systems and organizations. Highlights areas for potential financial disparities within existing inequalities.
Author(s): Emily Hallgren, Tess Thompson, Ramey Moore, et al.
Citation: SSM - Qualitative Research in Health
The Motivations and Needs of Rural, Low-Income Household Food Gardeners
Results of a study using surveys, interviews, and garden visits to households in rural, western Pennsylvania to explore behavior and motivations of rural food gardeners, and the challenges they face. Discusses the financial, spiritual, and ecological value of gardening, and opportunities for community support.
Author(s): Kate J. Darby, Taylor Hinton, Joaquin Torre
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(2), 55-69
A Special Governors' Roundtable: State and County Collaboration to Tackle Chronic Rural Poverty
Video recording of a bi-partisan panel of governors at the National Association of Counties' Annual Meeting discussing issues surrounding childhood poverty in rural America. Focuses on the Rural Impact Challenge, a collaborative effort between county, state, and national leaders to fight rural poverty. Includes discussion of substance abuse prevention and treatment, job creation, economic development, situational and inter-generational poverty, and food insecurity. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack moderated the panel, which included governors from Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Utah and took place February 22, 2016.
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
From Rural Poverty to Rural Prosperity: A Lesson in Quilting
Describes the roles that education, healthcare, employment, and human services play in supporting the well-being of rural children and families. Discusses how the availability of these supports can help those living in poverty.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
The Need to Integrate Work Programs for Low-Income Rural Residents
Examines issues and opportunities associated with integration of workforce programs in rural communities.
Discusses opportunities for the Department of Labor and
the Department of Health and Human Services to
collaborate to serve low-income rural residents.
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Case Study: Hospital's School-to-Work Program Aids Young Adults with Disabilities
Presents results from a Project SEARCH program, carried out
by York General Health Care Services, located in York,
Nebraska, and several other local partners. Shares
approaches, key steps, and lessons learned from York
General's work with community stakeholders to prepare and
transition young adults with disabilities into the
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health