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Resources by Topic: Transportation

The Hospital as a Convener in Rural Communities
Case study examining the role of rural hospitals as conveners that support community health goals and population health, discussing examples from Michigan and Virginia. Describes community sectors that hospitals can convene, including education, behavioral health, housing, transportation, food, and state and local governments. Offers steps for a hospital to become a convener in their community.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rides That Save Lives Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Older People
Provides strategies and best practices to help community organizations, mobility providers, and other partners improve vaccine access for older adults. Includes information to help reach people who are homebound, who no longer drive, have a disability, or lack caregiver support. Also covers how to address concerns about vaccine safety.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Age Friendly Arizona
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National Center for Mobility Management Covid-19 Resource Center
Shares examples of how transit agencies are helping with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Includes upcoming and recorded webinars showing how transportation and public health agencies can collaborate to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines. Also provides links to information on transit use of federal COVID-19 funding for vaccination-related transportation.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Mobility Management
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COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources
Provides access to U.S. Census Bureau data useful in pandemic-related decision-making, as well as data from other federal agencies. Offers state and county impact planning reports that provide sociodemographic data, including data on at-risk populations, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Also provides data on businesses and employment.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Meeting the Needs of Older Adults Living in Rural Communities: The Roles of Area Agencies on Aging
Presents results from the 2019 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging. Describes the role of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in serving older adults in rural communities. Compares the organizational structure, services and programs offered, budget, and workforce of rural and non-rural AAAs.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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RideSheet: Rural Transportation Benefits from New Coordination Technology
Discusses the transportation challenges rural human services providers face, specifically regarding demand-responsive transportation. Profiles RideSheet, a tool that supports scheduling requirements of rural and frontier communities with small transit providers. Describes two transportation agencies in rural Lake County, Oregon, and their experiences before and after utilizing RideSheet.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP Public Policy Institute, Full Path Transit Technology
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Access to National Academies reports, virtual events, and resources focused on COVID-19. Covers COVID-19 spread and treatment, as well as related issues such as clinician well-being, crisis standards of care, and transportation impacts.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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America at a Glance: 5310 & 5311 Transportation Funding in Rural Counties
Examines how much funding is received by rural counties from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (section 5310) and Formula Grants for Rural Areas (section 5311) programs. Discusses the type of agencies that receive section 5310 and 5311 funding in rural counties. Includes a map to highlight geographic differences in funding distribution.
Author(s): Andrew Myers, Ari Lissau
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
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Older Adults, New Mobility, and Automated Vehicles
Discusses how the use of automated vehicles (AVs) and shared mobility options, like carsharing, ridehailing, and others, in public transportation may benefit and harm older adults. Identifies key factors related to older adults' mobility and describes transportation challenges in rural communities.
Author(s): Laura Fraade-Blanar, Nico Larco, Ryan Best, Tiffany Swift, Marjory Blumenthal
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP Public Policy Institute, RAND Corporation, Urbanism Next Center
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Mandated Report on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Further Findings
Provides an overview of the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) Medicaid benefit. Presents findings from an analysis of administrative data on NEMT utilization and spending, including utilization by urban and rural status. Includes findings from a series of focus groups with NEMT benefit enrollees on the value of the program, challenges, and ideas for improvement.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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