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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Kansas Institute for Policy and Social Research - COVID-19 Research and Resources
Provides links to COVID-19 resources, including research presentations concerning policy responses to and economic impacts of the virus as well as state and county-level statistics on COVID-19 cases, unemployment rates, broadband availability, and more.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research
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What Can You Learn About Counties from the American Community Survey?
Interactive mapping system that highlights and provides access to county-level data on key topics from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, including poverty rates, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Childhood Poverty, 2007 - 2019
Animated map series showing child poverty rates at the school district level from 2007 to 2019.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Medicare Covers a Lower Percentage of Outpatient Costs in Hospitals Located in Rural Areas
Research brief comparing Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) payments in rural and urban hospitals. Organizes differences in payment percentage by Medicare payment classification and hospital size by acute bed numbers. Comparisons reflect data for all acute care short-term hospitals, not including those exempt from OPPS.
Author(s): Pranathi Sana, George H. Pink
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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The Arizona Behavioral Health Workforce Report
Reports on the distribution of the behavioral health workforce in Arizona and access to behavioral healthcare, comparing rural and urban areas. Discusses prevalence of mental health disorders and substance misuse disorder and compares workforce data to behavioral health needs for the state. Offers county-level data on total providers by type, ratio of providers per 100,000 residents, and provider percentages by Rural Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) codes.
Author(s): B. Koch, S. Coates, B. Brady, J. Peters, D. Derksen
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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The Complex Geographies of Telelactation and Access to Community Breastfeeding Support in the State of Ohio
Study examining face-to-face and virtual breastfeeding support options in Ohio, comparing access in urban and rural areas. Explores potential for telelactation services to increase access for rural mothers, noting the barrier of broadband service access. Offers maps that represent spatial data on breastfeeding support access and that identify locations where breastfeeding support interventions would have the most impact.
Author(s): Tony H. Grubesic, Kelly M. Durbin
Citation: PLoS One, 15(11), e0242457
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
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Broadband in Rural Wisconsin: Identifying Gaps, Highlighting Successes
Examines gaps and successes regarding broadband in rural Wisconsin. Discusses basic broadband information, rural access by county, and different strategies for success. Features county- and state-level data and statistics from 2019 on the percent of rural population with broadband access at different speeds.
Author(s): Dale Knapp, Jack Votava
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Forward Analytics
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Innovative COVID-19 Programs to Rapidly Serve New Mexico: Project ECHO
Details an evaluation of 10 different telementoring programs created by Project ECHO to address the COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico. Compares the attendance data and infection data by county. Explores lessons learned and discusses Project ECHO's potential role in future crises.
Author(s): Joanna G. Katzman, Laura E. Tomedi, Karla Thornton, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 136(1), 39-46
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Social and Systemic Inequities
Highlights the racial and ethnic disparities related to the social determinants of health. Breaks down rates of poverty, broadband access, education, and insurance, among other measures, of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian American and Pacific Islander populations in rural and urban areas.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Adverse Health Outcomes
Explores the racial and ethnic disparities in rural health outcomes. Breaks down rates of premature mortality and disability status of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian American and Pacific Islander populations in rural and urban areas.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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