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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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State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies
Provides a summary of telehealth-related laws and reimbursement policies for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, using policy language available in each state as of October 2017. The primary focus of the report is on Medicaid coverage for telehealth services but also includes references to state policies that require private insurer payment for the service. Interactive map allows results to be narrowed by state.
Additional links: 50 State Scan of Telehealth Reimbursement Laws and Medicaid Policies Factsheet, Interactive Map, State Telehealth Laws and Medicaid Program Policies Infographic
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy (National Telehealth Policy Resource Center)
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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.
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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2016 Child Poverty Rate Sees Largest Decline Since Before Great Recession: Poverty Persists as Challenge for the United States
Data snapshot showing trends in the U.S. child poverty rate between 2007 and 2016, organized by city, rural, or suburban location. Also includes an aggregate rate for all locations. Linked appendix provides state-by-state and regional (Northeast, Midwest, South, West) rates.
Additional links: Appendix Table
Author(s): Beth Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, Jessica Carson
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016
Provides statistics on health insurance coverage in 2016 and also focuses on changes between 2015 and 2016, as well as changes between 2013 and 2016. Tables 5 and A-4 list statistics for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Based on data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement and the American Community Survey.
Author(s): Jessica C. Barnett, Edward R. Berchick
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Household Food Security in the United States in 2016
Reports on household food security, food expenditures, and use of federal food and nutrition assistance programs in 2016. Includes food insecurity statistics for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.
Additional links: Report Summary, Statistical Supplement
Author(s): Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, Anita Singh
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations
Presents state-by-state data on opioid-related hospitalizations throughout the U.S. Details the change in hospitalization rate in each state from 2009-2014. Identifies the geographic areas in each state with the highest rates.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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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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State Data on Adult Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas
State-specific downloadable Excel files showing adults' Medicaid coverage and uninsured rates at the county level for the time periods 2008/2009 and 2014/2015. Accompanying maps show which rural counties in each state were above or below the national averages in 2014/2015.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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State Data on Child Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas
State-specific downloadable Excel files showing children's Medicaid coverage and uninsured rates at the county level for the time periods 2008/2009 and 2014/2015. Accompanying maps show which rural counties in each state were above or below the national averages in 2014/2015.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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Health, United States, 2016: With Chartbook on Long-term Trends in Health
Presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes data on rural areas - see index under "Metropolitan/nonmetropolitan data." This year's edition focuses on long-term trends in health, with 114 tables focused on health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, healthcare resources, and expenditures.
Additional links: Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Charts and Tables
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2015 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities
Contains statistics on motor vehicle fatal crashes based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Provides a rural/urban comparison of statistics regarding various factors, such as time of day, speeding, alcohol use, and rollover crashes, among others.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America
Presents data on disconnected youth in America - young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor working. Disconnection has been shown to have lasting negative effects, such as lower incomes and poorer physical and mental health. Report includes rural-specific data, and interactive tool allows data to be sorted by state, county, race/ethnicity, gender, congressional district, and more.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Full Report, Interactive Data
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Measure of America
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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 Critical Access Hospital Measurement and Performance Assessment System (CAHMPAS). 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: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Hospital Compare Quality Measure Results for CAHs, 2015
Examines Hospital Compare data for calendar year 2015 and summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Charts and graphs allow comparison of overall 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): Michelle Casey, Tami Swenson, Alex Evenson
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Patients’ Experiences in CAHs: HCAHPS Results, 2015
Results from the calendar year 2015 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): Michelle Casey, Tami Swenson, Alex Evenson
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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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.
Location: 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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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: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost-Sharing Policies as of January 2017: 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, which have undergone significant changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). May serve as a baseline against which future policy changes could be measured.
Author(s): Tricia Brooks, Karina Wagnerman, Samantha Artiga, Elizabeth Cornachione, Petry Ubri
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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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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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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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 slidedeck 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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2017 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
Report on the trends in economic well-being, education, health, and family and community for children nationwide. Also includes state-by-state comparisons for each category.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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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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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Overall Declines in Child Poverty Mask Relatively Stable Rates Across States
Reports on rates of child poverty in 2015 and changes since 2014. Includes data by region and state for rural, suburban, and urban areas. Finds that child poverty levels have dropped to 2009 pre-recession levels in rural areas, but remain above that in all other areas.
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer, Jessica A. Carson, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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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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2016 Broadband Progress Report
Reports on broadband deployment in the United States, with information specific to broadband access in rural and tribal communities. Discusses the role of broadband in healthcare. Provides maps showing rural broadband deployment and includes state and county-level broadband access data.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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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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50-State Survey of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health (2016)
Provides an overview of the current state of telemental health policies. For every state in the U.S., includes state specific information for multiple descriptors regarding telehealth, such as the definition of telehealth and telemental services, scope of practice restrictions, licensing requirements, criteria for establishing a provider-patient relationship, confidentiality requirements, restrictions regarding minors, and requirements for follow-up care, among others.
Author(s): Amy F. Lerman, René Y. Quashie
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Epstein Becker & Green
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Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces, by State
Compares rural and urban rates of enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces by state. Provides figures in relation to potential market participants.
Author(s): Abigail R. Barker, Timothy D. McBride, Leah M. Kemper, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Free Clinics in the Rural Safety Net, 2014
Examines availability and location of free clinics across the United States. 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 Probst
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: 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 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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Acceptance of New Patients With Public and Private Insurance by Office-based Physicians: United States, 2013
Provides data on office-based physicians accepting new patients with Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. See Figure 2 for comparison of metropolitan to non-metropolitan acceptance rates by patient payment source. Also includes state-level data.
Author(s): Esther Hing, Sandra L. Decker, Eric Jamoom
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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2014: Rural Medicare Advantage Enrollment Update
Reports that the percentage of rural Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans varies considerably by state. Also provides Medicare Advantage enrollment by type of plan.
Author(s): Leah Kemper, Abigail Barker, Timothy McBride, Keith Mueller
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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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 United States. 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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State Profiles of Medicaid and SCHIP in Rural and Urban Areas
Provides national and state-level data comparing Medicaid enrollment and expenditures in rural and urban counties.
Date: 04/2014
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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America’s Emergency Care Environment, A State-by-State Report Card
Evaluates the conditions under which emergency care is delivered in the United States. Grades each state according to disaster preparedness, public health and injury prevention, access to emergency care, medical liability environment, and quality and patient safety environment. Includes some discussion of rural issues.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American College of Emergency Physicians
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Rurality in the United States
Research brief presenting data and findings to describe rural America using data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey.
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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SHADAC: State Profiles
Provides national, state-level, 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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Rural and Underserved Health Research Center Infographics
State and county-level maps showing the administration of the influenza virus vaccine and the rate of administration of pneumococcal vaccine for elderly adults by rural versus urban residence.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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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.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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RHIhub Rural Healthcare Facility State Maps
Individual state maps showing each state’s Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and 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 national, state, county and hospital referral region statistics on Medicare beneficiaries related to chronic disease prevalence, utilization, and Medicare spending.
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) Atlas
Provides access to state and county-level data on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Click the query tab to change selections.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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County Health Rankings and Roadmaps: Finding 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. Offers interactive mapping.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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Population and Housing 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 by state of the Rural Transit Program managers.
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 listing 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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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 and Communities
Provides information, resources, contacts and lists events 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 and 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. Includes state Flex Program contacts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Area Health Education Centers Directory
Lists contact information for regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) 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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Public Health Resources: State or Territorial Health Departments
Offers access to each state health department website.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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3RNet Rural Recruitment and Retention Location Finder
Provides a listing of available 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 they seek.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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Health System Data Center
An 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 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.
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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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
State-by-state directory for caregivers that identifies 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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Title V Information System
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 and state needs assessments.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Key Community Health Center Data by State
Provides national and state-level data on Federally Qualified Health Centers' patients, services provided, staff, patient visits, and costs of care. Includes an interactive map for accessing state fact sheets.
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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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports: State Snapshots
Provides state-specific health care quality and disparities information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. Information is based on the National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report and is updated annually.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for School Districts, Counties, and States
Provides access to annual estimates of income and poverty by state, county, and school district. Includes county-level maps and visualizations on child poverty, household income, and overall poverty rates. Data from this source is used in the administration of federal grant programs and the allocation of funds to local districts.
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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Model-based Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Counties and States
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
Provides a directory of state human service agencies, including 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
State-based public health information, including adult and child health indicators, public health services and preparedness, and public health funding.
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 of 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
Primary Care Offices (PCOs) represent the needs of the underserved populations and the providers who serve them. These offices can provide designation application help and State 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 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 Directory
Lists 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. 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: 12/8/2017