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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: State-by-state data

Household Food Security in the United States in 2020
Reports on household food security, food expenditures, and use of federal food and nutrition assistance programs in 2020. Includes food insecurity statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Discusses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals' ability to work and their household's food security.
Additional links: Report Summary, Statistical Supplement
Author(s): Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, Anita Singh
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Challenges to Public Health Reporting Experienced by Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals, 2019
Data brief examining public health reporting among acute care hospitals, including rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Outlines challenges with the exchange of electronic health information, such as lack of capacity to exchange electronically, interface issues, and differing vocabulary standards. Compares challenges faced by hospitals by size, CAH status, rural/urban, and independent/system affiliated and offers state-level maps of percent of hospitals reporting specific challenges.
Author(s): Chelsea Richwine, Carmelita Marshall, Christian Johnson, Vaishali Patel
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Extent of Inclusion of "Rural" in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans in the United States
Presents a study of 66 comprehensive cancer control plans (CCCPs) created by states, territories, and tribal organizations to assess inclusion of rural-specific strategies. Explains CCCP requirements and offers state-level data on how plans reflect rural population, cancer burden, and disparities.
Author(s): Cathryn Murphy, Sydney Evans, Natoshia Askelson, Jan M. Eberth, Whitney E. Zahnd
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 210091
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Covid-19 Dashboard for Rural America
A collection of maps and charts providing data on rural COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths. Maps include county-level information on vaccination and identify rural hot spots.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Daily Yonder
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COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index
State, county, and census-tract data on communities where people are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Identifies areas vulnerable due to barriers related to healthcare access, social determinants of health, and other facts. Also provides data related to COVID-19 rates, testing, mask wearing, critical risk workers, and race/ethnicity.
Additional links: U.S. Data Explorer
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Surgo Ventures
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US Coronavirus Cases and Deaths by State
Provides daily updates in map and table formats for the total number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. Tracks the spread of COVID-19 deaths by state and county and offers the ability to break down infections per 100,000 people.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USAFacts
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Key Considerations for Counties in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
Resources and information to help counties plan for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Lists state distribution plans, as well as background information and resources on the vaccines, distribution planning, state and local coordination, and more. Offers a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations and key considerations for counties.Includes state-level data vaccine doses distributed and administered.
Additional links: NACo Brief: Legislative Summary of CDC Playbook
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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COVID Risk Levels Dashboard
Provides state and county-level risk assessments related to COVID-19. Risk levels are based on daily cases per 100,000 population, using a 7 day moving average.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Brown School of Public Health, Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources
Provides access to U.S. Census Bureau data useful in pandemic-related decision-making, as well as data from other federal agencies. Offers state and county impact planning reports that provide sociodemographic data, including data on at-risk populations, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Also provides data on businesses and employment.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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