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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Database

Arizona Cancer Registry Database
Identifies cancer incidence for Arizona, including breakdown options by county, type of cancer, race/ethnicity, age group, and year.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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Arkansas Center for Health Statistics Query System
Offers detailed county-level data on cause of death, hospitalizations, birth rates and more for Arkansas. Includes breakdowns by age group, gender, and ethnicity.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Knowledge Center Library
Features 50,000 resources pertaining to the health and wellness of racial and ethnic minority population from the HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Contains books, documents, journal articles, and media, as well as consumer health material in over 35 languages.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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2016 American Community Survey (ACS) State and County Dashboard
Map-based interactive tool for accessing selected 2012-2016 American Community Survey data at the state and county level. Includes data on population, poverty, unemployment, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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HDPulse Data Portal
Provides access to a wide range of health disparities data at the state and county level. Includes data on mortality by cause of death, socioeconomic factors and demographics, health screening, and risk factors. To access the county-level data, select a state and view either the map or table for a specific topic.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
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ZIP Code Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCAs)
An access page to download version 3.10 of the ZIP code Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCAs) geographic taxonomy files. The data provides a ZIP code approximation of RUCAs.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Urban Influence Codes
A list of Urban Influence Codes (UICs) data sets. The 2013 UICs are a classification scheme that further subdivides metropolitan counties by the population size of their metro area, and nonmetropolitan counties by the size of their largest city or town, and includes their proximity to metro and micropolitan areas. This scheme allows researchers to break down county data into finer residential groups for the analysis of trends in nonmetro areas.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Nevada Instant Atlas: County-Level Health Workforce and Population Health Database
Interactive database that produces downloadable, customized maps and graphs using data from over 50 sources. Offers data by county, by urban versus rural region, and more for hundreds of health measures and indicators. Covers demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, the health workforce, population health, insurance coverage, and healthcare resources.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Reports Database
Two searchable databases, one for peer-reviewed research reports and articles and the other for RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) project summaries. Material for each database focuses on social science research centered around the challenges faced by rural areas regarding food and nutrition assistance. Allows search by title, year, topic, and data set.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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