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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Medicare-Paid Naloxone: Trends in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Areas Metropolitan Areas
Policy brief examining Medicare-paid naloxone dispensing, comparing rates in non-metro and metro areas nationwide. Provides year-by-year data by payer type for 2013-2018, including insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D. Compares numbers of Medicare-paid naloxone prescriptions year-to-year for retail pharmacies, comparing rate changes for rural and metro areas.
Author(s): Chris Delcher, Yue Cheng, Minji Sohn, Jeffery C. Talbert, Patricia R. Freeman
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Disparities
Provides provisional COVID-19 death counts based on death certificate data received and coded by the National Center for Health Statistics. Includes weekly death rate data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19: State, County, and Local Estimates
Estimates COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey (HPS) between March 3 - 15, 2021. Presents data by state, Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) level, and county. Includes data on select demographic characteristics by county, including age, race, education, and overall Social Vulnerability Index (SVI).
Additional links: Predicted Vaccine Hesitancy by State, PUMA, and County, Select Sociodemographic and Geographic Factors by County
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Index
Identifies barriers each county is likely to face in achieving high COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Provides county-level information on historic undervaccination, sociodemographic barriers, resource-constrained healthcare systems, healthcare accessibility barriers, and irregular care seeking behavior. Report includes discussion of rural-specific barriers and concerns.
Additional links: Report: The U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Index: Leaving No Community Behind in the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Surgo Ventures
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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: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Surgo Ventures
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Provider Bridge
Connects healthcare professionals with state agencies and healthcare entities to increase access to care for patients in rural and underserved communities, and assists in mobilizing volunteer healthcare professionals during public health emergencies. Features COVID-19 resources including state-by-state telehealth information and links to help providers find answers to telehealth licensure questions.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federation of State Medical Boards
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US Coronavirus Cases and Deaths
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: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USAFacts
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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties Over Time (Update)
Presents charts to compare COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas from April 1 - May 1, 2021.
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
Provides county-by-county data on the risk level related to COVID-19 of attending an event, given the event size and location. Covers events from 10 to 5,000 potential attendees.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University
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The Meatpacking Industry in Rural America During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Compares nonmetro counties with over 20 percent of employment in the meatpacking industry to other nonmetro counties, with data on poverty and COVID-19 cases.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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