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Utilizing Public Transportation to End Food Insecurity in Rural and Small Urban Areas by Providing Better Access: A Case Study of Rural Counties in North Dakota
Analyzes the impact of public transportation in addressing food insecurity in rural and urban areas of North Dakota. Provides county and ZIP-code level sociodemographic data on population changes, food insecurity, poverty, and more. Includes discussion about causes of food insecurity in rural areas.
Author(s): Dilip Mistry, Jill Hough
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Rural Partners Network with Farah Ahmad
Podcast episode featuring Farah Ahmad, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Discusses the Rural Partners Network, an alliance of 25 federal agencies working together with 36 communities across 10 states and Puerto Rico to help rural communities build prosperity through job creation, infrastructure development, and community improvement. Describes how USDA Rural Development and the Rural Partners Network are working to address housing and transportation concerns in rural areas.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Impact! Communications, Inc.
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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 2023 Innovations Showcase
Offers descriptions, lessons learned, replication advice, and contact information for 14 transportation projects across the country. Projects cover accessibility, coordination, cross jurisdictional boundaries, equity, healthcare access, and technology. Includes rural projects in Virginia and Massachusetts.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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HealthTran: Provider Sustainability and Patient Empowerment
Video featuring Community Asset Builders' HealthTran, a volunteer driver program that helps mobility-challenged clients in over 40 rural Missouri counties get to and from medical appointments.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2024-2026 Tennessee State Health Plan
Presents a plan for health improvement in Tennessee for the period 2024-2026. Describes the state of health in Tennessee, identifies priorities, and makes recommendations related to early life, care delivery, social determinants of health, and more. Highlights goals for nutrition, maternal and infant health, older adults and healthy aging, chronic conditions, cancer screening, transportation, and health workforce.
Additional links: State Health Plan Priority Areas
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Services to Individuals with Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disability, or Autism Through the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs
Examines ways to deliver services to individuals with intellectual disability, developmental disability, and autism, and offers recommendations for offering services efficiently and uniformly. Includes sections on Medicaid waivers, types of services, workforce development, and program accountability. Features a section on transportation challenges in rural areas for people with disabilities.
Author(s): Yvonne Llewellyn Hursh, Stephen J. Kramer, Wendy L. Baker
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Rural Communities and Building Social Connection for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Discusses social isolation in rural contexts for older adults and people with disabilities. Notes opportunities and resources for social engagement in the areas of transportation, access to healthcare, technology, and community partnerships. Includes examples of social engagement programs.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commit to Connect
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Understanding Historically Marginalized & Minoritized Populations in the Forgotten Middle: Chart Pack & Case Studies
Chart pack and case studies from a project on current and future disparities in finances, housing, and health among middle-income older adults. Highlights barriers experienced by Black, Hispanic, and rural populations, including discussion of service availability, transportation, income, and other aspects of access to care.
Additional links: Project Overview
Author(s): Sarah Rayel, Dianne Munevar, Ryan Murphy, et al.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC at the University of Chicago
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Commuting in the United States: 2022
Offers commuting behavior trends based on data from the American Community Survey in 2019, 2021, and 2022. Table 1 includes average travel time to work data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Michael Burrows, Charlynn Burd
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Seat Belt Use in 2023 - Overall Results
Examines rates of seat belt use and occupant fatalities from 2010-2023, and compares seat belt use rates from 2022 and 2023 by major characteristics. Features statistics with breakdowns including rural or urban location.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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