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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data in the United States
Series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases by state and county, over time. Based on data from state and local governments and health departments collected by the New York Times. Publicly available for noncommercial public use, with attribution. Requires technical and data expertise.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: New York Times
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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties
Identifies metro and nonmetro counties with one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. Data is currently updated daily.
Additional links: Animated Map: Counties with COVID-19 Cases, Progression Over Time
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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COVID-19 Cases in Appalachia Map
Map depicts the cases of COVID-19 in Appalachia, as well as the rest of the country for comparison. Highlights confirmed cases and deaths by county.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Uses data from the 2018 Multiple Cause of Death database to provide information on mortality from overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64. Includes data and statistics, with information broken down by Appalachian state, region, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan status.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Maggie Cherney, Victoria Hallman
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Psychiatrist and Psychologist Experiences with Telehealth and Remote Collaborative Care in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study
Discusses delivery of mental health services to rural patients through telehealth referral and remote collaborative care based on focus group sessions with 10 telepsychiatrists and 4 telepsychologists working in primary care clinics in Washington, Michigan, and Arkansas. Summarizes participant experiences of challenges and successes with telehealth delivery models.
Author(s): Molly Howland, McKenna Tennant, Deborah J. Bowen, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Assessment of Rural-Urban Differences in Health Care Use and Survival Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia
Results of a study of 555,333 Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed in 2010 with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD). Features statistics including outcomes in 72 months after ADRD diagnosis, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural counties.
Author(s): Momotazur Rahman, Elizabeth M. White, Kali S. Thomas, Eric Jutkowitz
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(10)
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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2018 Quality Payment Program Experience Report
Reports on the clinician experience for those participating in the Quality Payment Program in 2018. Includes discussions related to program design for rural practices, data on eligibility and participation for small and rural practice clinicians, and their payment adjustment scores.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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County by County Plan Year 2021 Projected Insurer Participation in Health Insurance Exchanges
County-level map of the United States showing the projected number of health insurance carriers that will participate in the Health Insurance Exchanges during 2021.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Kansas Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, 2019
Provides statistics and data for the state of Kansas, with information on births, birth outcomes, teen pregnancies, mortality, and more. Includes data breakdowns by county and urban, semi-urban, densely-settled rural, rural, or frontier location.
Author(s): David Oakley, Greg Crawford, Cathryn Savage
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Nonmetro Population Change Has Remained Near Zero in Recent Years
Line chart showing population change for the U.S., metropolitan areas, and nonmetro areas from 1976-2019.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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