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Puerto Rico Resources

RCAP Solutions Changes Lives and Perceptions in a Rural Puerto Rican Community
Highlights an initiative to clean up a rural Puerto Rico beach that was polluted with solid waste. Describes the dangers posed when communities lack solid waste management solutions, such as the spread of disease due to waste offering breeding ground for mosquitoes and rats.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Resources for Communities and People Solutions
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Health in the Americas: Puerto Rico
Offers data on the health situation of people living in Puerto Rico. Describes and analyzes the progress, constraints, and challenges the state faces in their efforts to improve the health of their people. Covers socio-economic and demographic information, health status, and health services. Reports that people who live in rural areas experience a higher level of poverty (56%) than those who live in urban settings (44%).
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pan American Health Organization
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National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans
Shares comprehensive cancer control plans for all 50 states, the 6 U.S. affiliated Pacific jurisdictions, Puerto Rico, and several tribes. Outlines how the organizations plan to address cancer in their geographic service area based on the specific needs of the population they serve, including those in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Island Health: How CDC Prevents Chronic Diseases and Promotes Health for US Territories and Affiliated Pacific Islands
Fact sheet describing challenges in reducing risk factors for chronic diseases and promoting health in U.S. island territories, and strategies for improvement.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant State Information: Puerto Rico
Presents maternal and child health contacts, priorities, performance measures, and outcomes measures for Puerto Rico.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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2012 Statistical Abstract: Puerto Rico & the Island Areas
Presents summary economic and social statistics for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Presents demographic, economic, and educational data gathered between 2007 and 2010.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Puerto Rico KIDS COUNT Data Center
Provides data on child well-being for Puerto Rico. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by municipality.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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CIA World Fact Book: Puerto Rico
Provides current information on Puerto Rico, covering geography, population characteristics, government, and the economy.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Central Intelligence Agency
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Puerto Rico Resources.


Last Updated: 9/27/2022