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State-by-State Resources

Marketplace Premiums and Insurer Participation: 2017-2020
Reports on changes in average lowest silver premiums in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces from 2017 to 2020 by state. Table 2 includes rural state-level lowest silver premiums by year for selected states, as well as year-over-year percent change.
Author(s): John Holahan, Erik Wengle, Caroline Elmendorf
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Urban Institute
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Patients' Experiences in CAHs: HCAHPS Results, 2018
Provides results from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for calendar year 2018. Summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes detailed tables that allow state-by-state comparison of response rates and overall CAH performance.
Author(s): Mariah Quick, Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Ira Moscovice
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies
Summary of telehealth-related policies, laws, and regulations for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Focuses on Medicaid fee-for-service policies and includes the most recent policy language in each state as of September 2019.
Additional links: Infographic, Interactive Map - Current State Laws & Reimbursement Policies, Interactive Map - Legislation and Regulation Tracking
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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States' Medicaid Fee-for-Service Nursing Facility Payment Policies
Spreadsheet outlining each state's Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) nursing facility payment policy. Lists how each state sets the payment rate and any adjustments and supplemental payments. Includes information on rural/urban aspects of setting or adjustment to the payment in each state.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Traffic Safety Facts 2017
Presents rural and urban fatal crash data and reports average emergency medical service (EMS) response times at the state-level. Includes rural fatal crash data by roadway function, crash type, speed limit, and vehicle occupants killed.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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America's Care of Serious Illness: A State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation's Hospitals
Examines access to palliative care services in hospitals. Includes some data on access to palliative care in rural hospitals with 50 or more beds and in hospitals with fewer than 50 beds, many of which are in rural areas.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center to Advance Palliative Care, National Palliative Care Research Center
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The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016
Describes the rural older population, those 65 years and older, compared to urban older adults. Includes rural-urban data on population size for the nation, by region, and by state. Also covers demographic, social, and economic characteristics, age distribution, and sex ratio by age. Some data is available by level of rurality for mostly urban, mostly rural, and completely rural counties.
Author(s): Amy Symens Smith, Edward Trevelyan
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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The State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Report on obesity-related trends and topics. Offers policy recommendations to address obesity. Includes a special feature on racial and ethnic disparities in obesity. Provides data on obesity levels in rural areas and highlights programs developed to address obesity in rural communities. Includes state-level data on obesity and related chronic conditions, as well as obesity-related indicators and policies.
Author(s): Molly Warren, Stacy Beck, Daphne Delgado
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018
Provides statistics on health insurance coverage in 2018 and also focuses on changes between 2017 and 2018. Table 5 and Appendix Table 4 list statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement and the American Community Survey.
Author(s): Edward R. Berchick, Jessica C. Barnett, Rachel D. Upton
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Household Food Security in the United States in 2018
Reports on household food security, food expenditures, and the use of federal food and nutrition assistance programs in 2018. Includes food insecurity statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, Anita Singh
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2017 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2017 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data describing fatal motor vehicle crashes. Provides rural versus urban statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes by time of day, speed, alcohol use, seat belt use, and rollover crashes.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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2019 Broadband Deployment Report
Reports on broadband deployment in the U.S., with information specific to broadband access in rural and tribal communities and the U.S. territories. Includes rural broadband deployment data by state and county. See the appendices for detailed county data.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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CAH Financial Indicators Report: Summary of Indicator Medians by State
Presents state and national median values of 23 financial indicators included in the CAH Financial Indicators Report. Indicators represent six domains: profitability, liquidity, capital structure, revenue, cost, and utilization. A description of each indicator is provided, and appendix shows median indicator values by state. Indicators are specifically designed to help CAHs compare their financial performance with other CAHs.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Hospital Compare Quality Measure Results for CAHs, 2017
Examines Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient process of care and structural measures among Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in 2017. Includes data on reporting rates and performance for specific quality measures, and state-by-state comparison of CAH reporting rates for inpatient and outpatient measures.
Additional links: State-Specific Reports
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Mariah Quick, Ashleigh Norris, Ira Moscovice
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, and Cost Sharing Policies as of January 2019: Findings from a 50-State Survey
Provides a detailed overview of state policies related to Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program). Covers policies related to eligibility, enrollment, renewal, and cost-sharing. Examines how the programs have evolved over time related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), discusses policy changes, and identifies issues that may affect state policies moving forward. Includes tables related to state insurance policies.
Author(s): Tricia Brooks, Lauren Roygardner, Samantha Artiga
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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2019 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Analyzes health factors and outcomes to report on county-level health disparities throughout the U.S. Discusses housing affordability, housing costs, community conditions, and homelessness. Covers key findings and calls to action to improve health outcomes.
Additional links: 2019 State Health Reports
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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The State of Primary Care Physician Workforce
State-level information describing the primary care physician workforce in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Features statistics including age, gender, training origin, distribution of physicians, percent of state population living in rural areas, and percent of physicians practicing in rural communities.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Patients' Experiences in CAHs: HCAHPS Results, 2017
Shares results from the calendar year 2017 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, summarizing reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes detailed tables that allow state-by-state comparison of response rates and overall CAH performance.
Author(s): Mariah Quick, Tongtan Chantarat, Ashleigh Norris, Ira Moscovice
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance
Evaluates state health systems on a state-by-state basis. Enables comparison between state health systems on over 40 measures, such as access and affordability, prevention and treatment, and Medicaid expansion, among others.
Additional links: Full Report, Individual State Report Summaries Zip File
Author(s): David C. Radley, Sara R. Collins, Susan L. Hayes
Date: 2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Are Marketplace Premiums Higher in Rural than in Urban Areas?
Examines monthly health insurance premium differences among 499 rural and urban premium rating regions for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant nongroup marketplaces in the U.S. Includes state-by-state data for average monthly premium costs in rural and urban areas during 2016 and 2017.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Erik Wengle, Linda J Blumberg, John Holahan
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Urban Institute
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Declines in Child Poverty Continue in 2017: Overall Rate Still Above Pre-Recession Level
Examines trends in child poverty from 2007 through 2017, with information for rural areas, suburban areas, and cities. Appendix Table 1 provides state-by-state data.
Additional links: Appendix Table 1
Author(s): Jessica Carson, Andrew Schaefer, Beth Mattingly
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Update: Independently Owned Pharmacy Closures in Rural America, 2003-2018
Provides updated information on independently owned rural pharmacy closures from 2003 to 2018. Includes state-level data on rural pharmacy closures. Builds on past publications from RUPRI regarding rural pharmacy closures.
Author(s): Abiodun Salako, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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The Opioid Epidemic: National Trends in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths from 2000 to 2016
Details the rates of death caused by opioid overdoses throughout the U.S. from 2000-2016. Compares deaths caused by heroin and non-heroin opioids, as well as death rates in nonmetro, small/medium metro, and large metro areas. Companion Brief details overdose rates by state.
Additional links: The Opioid Epidemic: State Trends in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths from 2000 to 2016
Author(s): Colin Planalp, Megan Lahr
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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Obesity Prevalence Among Adults Living in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties — United States, 2016
Reports on obesity prevalence among adults in metropolitan and nonmetro counties based on 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Includes metro/nonmetro data by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and employment status. Also provides state-by-state data on obesity prevalence in metro and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Lundeen, Sohyun Park, Liping Pan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(23), 653-658
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Adolescent Vaccination Rates in America
Describes data regarding vaccines for adolescents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap). Covers differences in vaccination rates in urban and rural areas. Provides state-level data for HPV, meningococcal, and Tdap vaccination rates completed in 2013 and 2016.
Additional links: Appendix Data
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project - USALEEP Life Expectancy and Abridged Period Life Table Files
Provides access to life expectancy files and abridged period life table files for 2010 through 2015 for census tracts in the U.S. Includes data for the District of Columbia and all states, except Maine and Wisconsin.
Date: 2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Rural-Urban Enrollment in Part D Prescription Drug Plans: June 2017 Update
Updates prior policy briefs and shows state-to-state variation in stand-alone prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug plans. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban enrollment in 2008 and 2017.
Author(s): Paula Weigel, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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2017 State Physician Workforce Data Book
Examines the active physician supply in each state, current medical school enrollment, physicians in graduate medical education programs, and in-state retention rates. Includes data charts and tables for all 50 states, in addition to national averages.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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Preventing Drug Abuse: Low Participation by Pharmacies and Other Entities as Voluntary Collectors of Unused Prescription Drugs
Report to Congress documenting low participation rates among pharmacies and other eligible entities in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) unused controlled substance collection and disposal program. Includes an outline of program requirements, a state-by-state overview of currently eligible and enrolled entities, and information about participation rates by rural and urban location.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rural Transit Fact Book 2017
Provides national, state-level, and county-level statistics and information on rural transit in America. Includes data regarding transit trips for medical purposes with an urban/rural comparison. Also, covers financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. Includes a section on tribal transit.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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The Supply and Distribution of the Behavioral Health Workforce in America: A State-Level Analysis
State-level analysis of the supply and distribution of the behavioral health workforce. Provides individual data briefs for each state and includes information on the following health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and counselors. Findings are shown in actual numbers, as a ratio of providers per 100,000 population, and by metro/non-metro status. Builds on the work and research of an earlier companion brief.
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, Lisa A. Garberson, Davis G. Patterson, Eric H. Larson
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Why Rural Matters 2015-2016: Understanding the Changing Landscape
Describes the context and conditions of rural education in each of the fifty states. Discusses poverty, substance abuse, and food insecurity as they relate to the education and health of children in rural areas.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Robert Klein, Jerry Johnson, Sara L. Hartman
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural School and Community Trust
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Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities
Uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) to explore the changing levels of Medicaid coverage and uninsured rates at the county level by age. Addresses the role of Medicaid in the 46 states containing small-town and rural populations. Includes numerous charts, maps, and graphs to help illustrate the relationship between Medicaid growth and uninsured rates in rural areas, focusing on the time period from 2008-2009 to 2014-2015.
Additional links: Interactive Map: The Percent of Adults in Small Towns and Rural Areas Covered by Medicaid, 2014/15, Interactive Map: The Percent of Children in Small Towns and Rural Areas Covered by Medicaid, 2014/15, State Data on Adult Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas, State Data on Child Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas, State Data on Non-Elderly Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas, State Data on Seniors' Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas
Author(s): Jack Hoadley, Karina Wagnerman, Joan Alker, Mark Holmes
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs
Examines changes in Medicaid enrollment from 2012 to 2015 in both expansion and non-expansion states, and compares findings by state based on metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (noncore) location.
Author(s): Abigail R. Barker, Kelsey Huntzberry, Timothy D. McBride, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Veterans in Rural America: 2011-2015
Reports detailed demographic, social, and economic characteristics of rural veterans, based primarily on 2011–2015 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. Includes comparisons of rural veterans to both urban veterans and rural nonveterans. Topics addressed include health insurance coverage, disability status and service-connected disability, and use of VA healthcare.
Additional links: Rural Veterans State Tables
Author(s): Kelly Ann Holder
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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State Data Accompanying MMWR Surveillance Summary 66 (No. SS-1): 1-8: Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas, United States, 2005-2015
Interactive data visualization that provides state-level metropolitan and non-metro data on expected and potentially excess deaths from cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, heart disease, stroke, and unintentional injury. Under the Options heading, select "Numbers of Potentially Excess Deaths by State" or "Potentially Excess and Expected Deaths by State and Locality" to access the data.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(SS-1), 1-8
Date: 01/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2016 Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces, by State
Provides county-level enrollment data through March 2016 for state health insurance marketplaces (HIMs) functioning as federally facilitated marketplaces (FFMs) and as federally supported state-based marketplaces (FS-SBMs). Enrollment rates are identified as a percent of the potential market of participants, and parsed by metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas for each state.
Author(s): Abigail R. Barker, Kelsey A. Huntzberry, Timothy D. McBride, Leah M. Kemper, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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USDA Rural Development: 2016 Progress Report
Highlights the investments U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) has made to promote community and economic development in 2016, many of which impact the overall health and safety of rural Americans. Provides state-by-state statistics, funding totals for RD programs, and highlights a specific RD program from each state. Includes information on RD funding for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Western Pacific.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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The State of America's Children 2017
Provides national and state-by-state data on child, includes information on: population, poverty, income and wealth inequality, housing and homelessness, hunger and nutrition, health, early childhood, education, welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence.
Additional links: State Factsheets
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Children's Defense Fund
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Does Your State Face Rural Area Provider Shortages?
Shares the percentage of each state's population living in a rural county, along with the following rural and urban healthcare workforce statistics: number of specialists per 100,000 population, number of primary care providers (PCPs) per 100,000 population, and the percent of counties that are wholly designated primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthcare Value Hub
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State Law Fact Sheet: A Summary of State Community Health Worker Laws
Details the state laws pertaining to Community Health Workers as of June 30, 2016. Includes laws defining scope of practice, team-based care models, reimbursement, and the core certification process.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2017 Report and Toolkit
An overview of the work of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), covering staffing, budget and services, and initiatives underway at AAAs. Includes information on rural AAAs. Also provides access to state-level reports for states that met the required survey response rate, as well as a presentation slide deck and brochure that agencies can customize and use.
Additional links: National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2017 Report: Serving America's Older Adults
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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More Than 95 Percent of U.S. Children Had Health Insurance in 2015
Reports on the percent of children with any type of health insurance in 2015 by state and region for rural, suburban, and urban areas. Includes changes in health insurance coverage since 2014 and since 2008.
Author(s): Michael J. Staley
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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State-Level Projections of Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners: 2013-2025
Presents projections for supply and demand of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in 2025, using 2013 data as baseline. Features statistics with breakdowns by provider type and state-level maps showing projected supply versus demand for each of these provider types.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
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Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States--State Estimates Supplement: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2013-2014
Companion report to Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States: Data From the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2013-2014. Provides state-level estimates of topics covered in Appendix B of that report, including providers by geographical area and organizational characteristics, staff types, service types, and user characteristics.
Author(s): M. Sengupta, R. Valverde, J.P. Lendon, et al.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Investing in America's Health: A State-by-State Look at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts
Provides state-by-state information on public health funding. Includes information on funding provided to the states by the federal government, as well as state public health budgets
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2016
Interactive report with detailed statistical information on race, ethnicity, and gender in medical education in the United States for the 2014–2015 academic year, and trend data on select topics. Includes a map showing concentrations of select race and ethnicity of medical school applicants, matriculants, and graduates by state of legal residence. Map may be customized by student group and race/ethnicity, including American Indians or Alaska Natives.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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Free Clinics in the Rural Safety Net, 2014
Examines availability and location of free clinics across the U.S. Highlights challenges faced by free clinics, including challenges associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Additional links: Key Facts
Author(s): Amy Martin, Grishma Bhavsar, Lauren Workman, Janice C. Probst
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Recruitment of Non-U.S. Citizen Physicians to Rural and Underserved Areas through Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Programs
Collects and analyzes information from states to recognize national trends in J-1 Visa Waivers and recruitment of international medical graduates to provide care to rural and underserved areas.
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Emergency Medical Services Leadership Education: A State-by-State Compendium of EMS Leadership Development Education
Results of a survey of 48 National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) member states and territories. Features statistics including breakdowns by type of EMS education program, target audience, instructional methodology, incentives for participation, funding sources, and certification benefits.
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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How Does Medicaid Expansion Affect Insurance Coverage of Rural Populations?
Examines how states' decisions on Medicaid expansion are impacting rural areas in the U.S. Uses population estimates, current status of state expansion, and state-level insurance estimates to answer two primary questions: how is Medicaid expansion affecting rural populations, and how would it differ if every state were to expand Medicaid?
Author(s): Kristie Thompson, Brystana Kaufman, Mark Holmes
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures 2014
Interactive report identifying demographics and practice patterns of the physician workforce that graduated from United States M.D. granting medical schools. A map in Section III provides access to state and county-level physician data. Table 12 in Section V lists primary care and specialist physicians by rural and urban areas and by race/ethnicity.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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Mental Health, United States, 2010
Presents national-level estimates on the mental health including substance abuse status of the urban and rural populations, providers and settings for mental health services, and payers and payment mechanisms. Includes state-level estimates of the mental health status of each state's population, as well as provider and payment mechanisms for mental health services at the state-level.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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State-by-State Health Insurance Coverage among Women of Reproductive Age in 2017
Presents an interactive map with corresponding reports for each state highlighting the rates of insurance coverage for women of reproductive age. Breaks down data by age, race, marital status, metro and nonmetro, and compares state rates to U.S. rates.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Professionals
Tool for finding state-by-state characteristics of the behavioral health professional workforce, including credentialing requirements and services they are allowed to perform.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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State Community Health Worker Models
Presents community health worker models by state. Details financing, education, certification, and other state-level information. Features interactive national map.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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SHADAC: State Profiles
Provides national, state-, and county-level statistics on health insurance coverage, access to care, care affordability, and service utilization for all fifty states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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RHIhub Rural Healthcare Facility State Maps
Individual state maps showing each state's Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Directory of Local Health Departments
Contact information for local public health departments. Browse by state or search by zip code.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Locations
A directory of VA facilities, including benefit offices, Vet Centers, VA hospitals, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
Provides access to results for this annual survey focused on substance abuse and mental health issues. Includes information on prevalence and services. Rural-specific data is available in detailed tables that list "geographic characteristics." Data is also made available by state and for regions within states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Medicare Chronic Conditions Dashboards
Provides access to regional, state, county, and hospital referral region statistics on prevalence, utilization, and Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) AtlasPlus
Provides access to state and county-level data on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Also includes data on the social determinants of health and state-level data on the rural population.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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County Health Rankings and Roadmaps: Find More Data
Identifies and describes state and national data sources that provide county-level data on topics relevant to health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Medicare Geographic Variation Dashboards: State and County
Access to state and county-level data on variations in standardized per capita costs for the Medicare fee-for-service population. Includes trend data and comparison to national and state averages. In the county dashboard, select a state by clicking the map.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
State and county maps and data on heart disease and stroke, with data available by demographic group. Includes county-level healthcare cost data for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Also covers social and environmental determinants, availability of health services, and location of health care facilities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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State Cancer Profiles
Provides access to state and county cancer statistics and trends, with data by demographic group and cancer type. Also covers screening and risk factors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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Population and Housing Unit Estimates
Access to current and historical population estimates and population change, available at the national, state, county, and city/town level. Also includes data on housing units nationally, by state, and by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Directory of State RTAP Managers
Directory listing of rural transit program managers by state and territory.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program
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CDBG Program Contacts
Directory of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program state contacts.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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The Rural Data Portal
Provides over 350 data indicators identifying social, economic, and housing characteristics of communities in the United States. Utilizes the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) tabulations of public use data sets including the Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey (ACS), and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Medicare Advantage: National and State Enrollment Tables and Maps
A list of tables and maps identifying enrollment in Medicare Advantage and other prepaid plans by state. Tables 3, 4, and 5 show rural by state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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J-1 Visa State Contacts
Access a list of contacts in each state who can address questions related to the State Conrad 30 program and/or J-1 Visa Waivers.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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State Health Facts: Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision
Presents a state-by-state summary of the latest legislative activity regarding Medicaid Expansion.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
Access to data, maps and projections on the veteran population nationally and by state, with some county-level information. Also offers data on utilization and expenditures related to VA benefits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Area Health Resources Files (AHRF)
Provides access to data on healthcare facilities, healthcare utilization, demographics, and social determinants of health by state and county. Includes data for health workforce and health professions training at the state level. Shares data from a variety of sources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
County-by-county information on health outcomes and health factors. Each county is ranked within its state. Includes data related to length of life, quality of life, clinical care, health behaviors, social and economic factors that impact health, and the physical environment. State Health Gaps reports explore differences in health among counties for each state. Also includes examples of how the rankings have been used and of effective programs and policies to improve health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center: States
Provides information, resources, and suicide prevention plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Includes contacts, lists events, identifies current legislation, and provides news updates for each state on the topic of suicide prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Profiles of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs
State profiles that report on how well states are doing at meeting the food needs of low-income residents. Includes data on poverty, food insecurity, funding of and participation in federal nutrition programs, and state economic security policies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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State Flex Profiles
Profiles of each state's Rural Hospital Medicare Flexibility (Flex) Program activities related to supporting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes state Flex program contacts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Area Health Education Centers Directory
Directory of Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and AHEC Programs by state. AHECs work to recruit, train, and retain health professionals committed to underserved populations.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National AHEC Organization
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3RNet Rural Recruitment and Retention Location Finder
Provides a listing of available healthcare positions serving rural and underserved areas within each state. Includes a contact person who can assist health professionals and their families identify the resources necessary to meet the personal and professional requirements for the positions they seek.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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Health System Data Center
Interactive U.S. map providing access to state and hospital referral region data and comparative rankings on healthcare access, quality, cost, and outcomes. Provides access to the Commonwealth Fund's Scorecard on State Health System Performance.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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National Association for State Community Services Programs: State Contacts
Provides a searchable listing of contacts for state community services programs funded through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE/WAP). Implements services including weatherization, energy assistance, child care, nutrition, employment, state energy programs, job training, and housing in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association for State Community Services Programs
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Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programs by State
Directory of programs that address the healthcare needs of homeless veterans. Organized alphabetically by state and includes the District of Columbia. Listings offer the program name, location, full address, and phone number.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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State Traffic Safety Information
Provides state traffic safety data and statistics, including rural versus urban traffic fatalities and fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven. Covers fatalities information by alcohol-impaired driving, vehicle type, crash type, and person type. County profiles with more limited information are also available. Includes Native America traffic safety statistics by Native American fatalities, all fatalities on reservations, and Native American fatalities on reservations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Disabled American Veterans Hospital Service Coordinator Directory
State-by-state list of Hospital Service Coordinators (HSCs), their affiliated VA Medical Centers, and contact information. HSCs manage DAV transportation programs for veterans needing medical care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Disabled American Veterans
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USDA Service Center Locator: Rural Development
Provides contact information for USDA Rural Development service centers by state, county, and for the U.S. territories and commonwealths.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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VA State Summary Fact Sheets
Provides links to summaries for each of the 50 states, which offer statistics related to veterans and their health care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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State Minority Health Contacts
Provides contact information for state offices of minority and multicultural health through an interactive map. Includes information for the U.S. Commonwealths and Territories.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Family Care Navigator
Directory listing by state for caregivers identifying programs and services available to help family members living at home and in residential facilities.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Family Caregiver Alliance
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Critical Access Hospital (CAH) State-level Quality, Financial, and Community Engagement Data
State-level reports on the financial, quality, and community benefit indicators of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Explore the Title V Federal-State Partnership
Provides access to data and reports from the 59 states and jurisdictions that receive Title V Block Grant funds from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Includes state snapshots with maternal and child health data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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State Level Health Center Data and Maps
Provides state-level data on the number of grantees and delivery sites, health center patients, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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RHIhub State Guides
Provides statistics, maps, publications, organizations, program examples, and other resources related to rural health for all 50 states, as well as the U.S. territories and commonwealths.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State Offices of Rural Health Directory
Directory of the State Offices of Rural Health with contact information for key SORH staff. Maintained by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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National Center on Elder Abuse State Resources
Provides a state listing of resources related to elder mistreatment, including helplines and government agencies. Also provides information on relevant state laws and regulations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center on Elder Abuse
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National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Provides access to reports and data on healthcare quality and disparities information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. State View provides information on how each state compares to national healthcare quality benchmarks.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program
Provides access to annual estimates of income and poverty for all U.S. states and counties as well as estimates of school-age children in poverty for all U.S. school districts. Offers reports and visualizations, including a variety of maps.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Easy-to-use resource for accessing to data from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs. Includes data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health. Data is available for the nation, each state and county, and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Program
Single-year estimates of health insurance coverage by county and state. Includes coverage by age, race, gender, and income. Selected maps are available, some by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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KIDS COUNT Data Center
Provides child well-being data by state, county, and congressional district. Includes the following topics: demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Locate treatment facilities addressing substance abuse, addiction, and mental health problems by zip code or city and state.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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State Human Service Agency Information and Links
Includes a link to a directory of state human service agencies, providing telephone numbers and links to websites for each state's agency or agencies dealing with human service programs.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: American Public Human Services Association
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State Public Health Data
Provides public health data on key health indicators, public health preparedness, and public health funding indicators for all U.S. states and territories.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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State Transportation Web Sites
Provides access to state department of transportation websites and other associated programs.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Federal Transit Administration
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State Rural Health Associations Directory
Directory providing contact information for each state rural health association.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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State Primary Care Offices Directory
Contact information for state Primary Care Offices (PCOs). These offices can provide shortage designation application help and shortage information, as well as information on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program, loan repayment programs, and recruitment and retention.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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State Data Center Member Network
Official sources of state-level demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. Includes links to the data center in each state, as well as U.S. Commonwealths and Territories.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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State and Regional Primary Care Associations Listing
Directory listing address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs
Provides state-by-state information on online services related to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps), Medicaid, CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and child care assistance.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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ERS State Fact Sheets
Statistics for each state on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Provides data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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State Health Facts
Contains state-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more. Includes individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of State-by-State Resources.


Last Updated: 2/18/2020