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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Database

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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AGing Integrated Database (AGID): ACL Special Tabulations
Provides access to American Community Survey data for the 60 and older population, covering topics that include demographics, employment, poverty, disability status, and more. Also provides county-level data. The 2008-2012 ACS Special Tabulation includes data for rural and urban areas nationally and by state.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Community Living
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EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online
Access to community-level information on facilities and their compliance with environmental regulations. Includes information on air emissions, surface water discharges, hazardous waste, and drinking water systems.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Drinking Water Dashboard
Access to data on public water systems regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act program. Includes information on which public water systems are regulated, inspections, violations, and enforcement actions. To access information on specific water systems, select a state and then click on the bars in the charts to see which systems have been inspected, have violations, and so on.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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