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Pennsylvania Resources

Train Derailments in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania, 2018 to 2022
Fact sheet analyzing train derailments in Pennsylvania and the U.S. from 2018 to November 30, 2022, using data from the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis. Features state-level and Pennsylvania county-level maps showing locations and numbers of derailments, and statistics on types, costs, and speeds of derailments, with breakdowns by rural and urban locations.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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A Study Pursuant to (Pennsylvania) House Resolution 68: Rural Dental Health
Results of a study to identify the availability, costs, and barriers to receiving dental services in rural Pennsylvania. Offers recommendations to expand oral healthcare services in rural areas. Features county-level maps showing distribution of Pennsylvania dentists with breakdowns by rural and nonrural areas, and population-to-dentist ratios.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Legislative Budget and Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly
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Access to Oral Health Workforce Report: Part II
Evaluates and discusses patient access to oral healthcare in Pennsylvania. Provides demographic and well-being information, and analysis of variables affecting workforce outcomes and access to care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Sean G. Boynes, Helen Hawkey, Kelly A. Braun, et al.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
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Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania
Report analyzing distribution of funding from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program in Pennsylvania. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural location, and by type of project for which municipalities have used their SLFRF, including public health.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Natural Population Change, Pennsylvania
Provides statistics for birth and death rates in Pennsylvania from 2010-2020, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Number of Health Care Facilities per 100,000 Rural and Urban (Pennsylvania) Residents
Provides statistics for Pennsylvania hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, skilled nursing facilities, pharmacies, physicians and dentists offices, and residential mental health/substance abuse facilities.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Number of Hospitalization Discharges per 100,000 Rural and Urban (Pennsylvania) Residents, 2019 to 2021
Provides statistics for Pennsylvania hospitalization discharges for heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, falling, pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease, and anemia, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Health Insurance Coverage Among Pennsylvania Farmers
Charts showing percent of Pennsylvania farmers under age 65 with health insurance, compared with workers in other industries. Includes breakdowns by wage workers and self-employed workers.
Date: 2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Healthcare Provider Networks Inadequate to Serve All: Causes and Solutions in Pennsylvania
Discusses what happens when health plan networks are inadequate to serve their members, why this happens, and what the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can do to address the problem. Includes a section on provider shortages in rural areas of Pennsylvania, a county-level map showing prevalence of disability in Pennsylvania, and statistics on travel time to appointments and wait times to get an appointment.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, Pennsylvania Health Access Network
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2021 Pennsylvania's Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce Survey Report
Presents findings from the 2021 Dentist Survey and 2021 Dental Hygienist Survey, designed to collect information on the characteristics and distribution of the dentist and dental hygienist workforces in Pennsylvania. Features demographics and statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health
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Last Updated: 2/8/2024