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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Database

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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ICPSR: Find and Analyze Data
A searchable collection of data, research studies, and publications on topics related to social and behavioral sciences. Most data sources included are public-use files with no access restrictions. Includes data from rural studies, as well as data sources that include rural-focused variables.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: ICPSR
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Scope of Practice Policy
Website designed to provide state policymakers with information on scope of practice topics related to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists, dental therapists, and behavioral health providers. Includes interactive state policy maps and a legislation database.
Type: Database, Website
Sponsoring organizations: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Conference of State Legislatures
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HPSA Find
Search tool for Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Allows searching by state, county, or ID number.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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NACo County Explorer
Provides national maps showing county-level data on a wide range of indicators. Includes data related to health status, healthcare services, demographics, and the social determinants of health. Includes the option to compare counties for different indicators.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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CDC WONDER
Provides access to wide range of public health data, including mortality data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Also offers access to birth and fertility rates by county.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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AGing Integrated Database (AGID): County-Level Population Estimates Data Custom Tables
Access to multiple years of county-level population estimates for adults aged 60 and older. Includes data by gender and race/ethnicity and for different age ranges.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Community Living
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