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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Website

CDC COVID Data Tracker
Provides access to maps, charts, and data from the CDC on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and issues related to COVID-19. Includes data on cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for each county and cases and deaths nationally for metropolitan compared to nonmetro counties. Also covers many other topics at the state and national level, including vaccination, testing, demographics, emergency department visits, and more.
Additional links: COVID-19 Integrated County View, Trends in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States, by County-level Population Factors
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 County Reports
Current data on COVID-19 cases for metropolitan and nonmetro counties, as well as a collection of data briefs showing trends in COVID-19 cases over time.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Rural COVID Research and Figures
A collection of reports and visualizations examining the impact of COVID-19 on rural areas, including rural hospital and community vulnerability, hot spots, and more.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics
Provides access to state and county provisional death counts for COVID-19, as well as national and state data on mental health, births and pregnancies, and healthcare access. Also offers guidance on cause-of-death certification for COVID-19.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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NRHA COVID-19 Technical Assistance Center
Supports the needs of rural providers and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Assists rural healthcare organizations through financial consultations, operational support, and help obtaining essential medical resources, including Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Also provides information on vaccine distribution and education.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Departments
Offers guidelines, tools, and resources to help state, local, and tribal health departments respond to COVID-19. Provides information on the development of a community vaccination program. Covers topics on surveillance, contact tracing, infection prevention, community mitigation, and public health workforce. Includes a searchable collection of resources created by health departments.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Conversations: A Science-Based Approach
Webinar series in which experts in public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and other fields provide a scientific analysis of recent COVID-19 developments. Includes links to presentation slides, recordings, and transcripts addressing topics such as vaccination, health equity, treatment, and more.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Public Health Association, National Academy of Medicine
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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CMS Coronavirus Waivers & Flexibilities
Lists Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) waivers and flexibilities available to healthcare providers to ensure healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes blanket waivers and fact sheets for specific types of providers, as well as approved states' other coronavirus 1135 waivers.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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