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Minnesota Resources

Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Minnesota Community Report: Healthy Rural and Urban Kids Project
Reports on biomonitoring project that looks at exposures to environmental chemicals that may harm young children in both rural and urban areas of Minnesota by testing the urine of 232 children aged 6 or under. Discusses the chemicals that were more commonly observed in rural versus urban children.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Office of Broadband Development: Annual Report
Discusses milestones reached in 2021 to increase broadband availability in Minnesota. Provides maps and statistics related to broadband coverage.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
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Partnering to Improve Health and Wellbeing via Community Based Care Coordination in Rural Minnesota
Case study featuring Winona Health, an independent, community-owned, and vertically integrated healthcare system serving rural Minnesota. Describes efforts underway to address the social determinants of health in the community through the Winona Wellbeing Collaborative. Also discusses efforts to build intercultural skill throughout the Winona Health organization.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Distressed Minnesota Community Hospitals, 2019
Explores the characteristics of financially distressed hospitals in Minnesota. Presents data by hospital type, including Critical Access Hospital designation and rural status.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Minnesota
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Association Between Area-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation and Diabetes Care Quality in US Primary Care Practices
Results of a study examining the association between deprived and rural areas and optimal diabetes care, using data from patients who received care at Mayo Clinic or Mayo Clinic Health System primary care practices in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in 2019. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, rural, and highly rural areas.
Author(s): Shaheen Shiraz Kurani, Michelle A. Lampman, Shealeigh A. Funni, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(12)
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
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The State of Rural Minnesota - 2021 Update
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, employment, income, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Minnesota Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Minnesota in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Health Care in Minnesota: Data Highlights
Chartbook providing an overview of healthcare in rural health in Minnesota. Presents data on demographics, the structure of the healthcare system in rural Minnesota, the healthcare workforce, changes in the availability of health care services, healthcare access utilization in rural Minnesota, and financing. Also examines the impact of COVID-19 on Minnesota, including grants to healthcare facilities, distance to vaccination sites, and telehealth utilization.
Additional links: Chart Summaries, Data Sources
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Last Updated: 3/16/2022