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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details