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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) - Mental Health
A map of the U.S. displaying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and HPSA scores for mental health by county, updated daily.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) - Dental Health
A map of the U.S. displaying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and HPSA scores for dental health by county, updated daily.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) - Primary Care
A map of the U.S. displaying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and HPSA scores for primary care by county, updated daily.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Salud America! Health Equity Report Cards
Provides county-level reports with data relevant to supporting the health of Latino children. Each county profile compares the county to the state and nation on topics that include housing, transportation, poverty, healthcare, mental health, environmental issues, and access to healthy food and active spaces.
Type: Website
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National Health Interview Survey: Tables of Summary Health Statistics
Summarizes data from a national survey on topics that include health status, health insurance coverage, injury, healthcare access and utilization, and limitations in activities. Some data is compared by place of residence for large metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), small MSAs, and areas not in an MSA.
Additional links: National Health Interview Survey Early Release Program
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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AMA Health Workforce Mapper
Customizable, interactive tool for accessing healthcare workforce-related data. Includes data on physicians by specialty, as well as data on a wide range of other healthcare providers. Provides information on Health Professional Shortage Areas, hospital locations, population indicators, and patient health data such as morbidity and mortality rates, health behaviors and social environment, healthcare access, and quality data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association
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Mapping Broadband Health in America
Connect2Health mapping tool for visualizing broadband access, demographics, and health data at the national, state, and county levels. Includes a rural filter based on the percent of the population that is rural.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Mapping Medicare Disparities
Provides access to county-level data and comparisons on chronic disease prevalence, Medicare spending, hospital and emergency department utilization, preventive services, and preventable hospitalizations, readmissions, and mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries. Includes hospital-level quality of care and cost of care data and comparisons.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Louisiana Rural Health Plan 2011-2015
A guide lending direction for rural healthcare, and the development and delivery of health services in rural Louisiana with a focus on strengthening partnerships with providers, rural communities, and other state and federal stakeholders.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences
Offers a variety of data tables and online tools that display indicators of mortality rates by age, rurality, region, and sex to help researchers examine the impact of rurality on mortality.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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