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Resources by Topic: The South

Child Poverty Heavily Concentrated in Rural Mississippi, Even More So Than Before the Great Recession
Explores child poverty in rural areas, especially in the South and Southwest in counties with high concentrations of Native Americans and along the Mississippi Delta. Includes statistics comparing rates in 2007 and 2016, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro areas and by geographic area, and county-level maps showing high child poverty rates and persistent rural child poverty rates.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Persistent Rural Child Poverty is Also Concentrated in the South
Map showing which rural counties have high and persistent child poverty, high but not persistent child poverty, persistent but not high child poverty, and those that do not have high or persistent child poverty.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Child Poverty Rates are Persistently Highest in Rural Counties and in the South
Bar chart showing child poverty rates in 2007 and 2016 for the U.S. as a whole, for metropolitan and nonmetro counties, and by region.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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High Child Poverty Rates are Prevalent in the Rural South
Map showing county-level child poverty rates for nonmetropolitan counties.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Kissing Bug and Chagas Disease Guide
Highlights identification information for the Chagas-disease-carrying kissing bugs in the Southern U.S. Presents county-level data for Texas.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Chagas Taskforce
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Poverty Rates by Region and Metro/Nonmetro Status, 2012-2016
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty rates for the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop
Presentation recordings discusses the link between the opioid crisis and infectious diseases, such as HIV and HCV. Features state-by-state, county-level, and rural information, particularly in southern states.
Additional links: Agenda, Jody Rich: Correctional Health, Nickolas Zaller: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America
Date: 03/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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As the South Grows: Bearing Fruit
Explores how areas of Southern cities such as Metro Atlanta offer opportunities to learn ways to confront and eliminate structural barriers that will have effects on other parts of the country. Discusses rural-specific considerations, as well.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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Rural Hospital Closures
Webinar recording discusses rural hospital closures across the U.S. Details the various causes of closures and the effect this has on healthcare access in rural communities, as well as possible solutions for preventing rural hospital closures. Features presentations from representatives of the NC Rural Health Research Program, the Episcopal Health Foundation, and the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 01/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm
Discusses the impact of environmental change on the social and economic systems of the South, and how climate change may disproportionately harm the South's already struggling communities. Presents opportunities and supporting information for foundations, hoping to encourage climate-related philanthropy throughout the South.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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