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State-by-State Resources

State and Regional Differences in Access to Hospital-Based Obstetric Services for Rural Residents, 2018
Highlights a study on rural access to hospital-based obstetric services by state and region. Compares rates regionally and by state across the country and discusses the factors that affect obstetrics access.
Author(s): Julia D. Interrante, Mariana S. Tuttle, Bridget Basile Ibrahim, et al.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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United States Prosperity Index 2021
Assesses the economic, institutional, and social aspects of prosperity across the United States over the past decade. Features state-by-state breakdowns of prosperity increases and decreases. Examines 11 pillars of prosperity, made up of 48 different elements, measured by over 200 state-level indicators. Includes a county-level index for 12 selected states.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Legatum Institute
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2021 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
Reports on the trends in overall child wellness, economic well-being, education, health, and family and community support for children nationwide. Includes state-by-state comparisons for each category.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19: State, County, and Local Estimates
Estimates COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey (HPS) between March 3 - 15, 2021. Presents data by state, Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) level, and county. Includes data on select demographic characteristics by county, including age, race, education, and overall Social Vulnerability Index (SVI).
Additional links: Predicted Vaccine Hesitancy by State, PUMA, and County, Select Sociodemographic and Geographic Factors by County
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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2019 U.S. Rural Health Report Card
Provides individualized rural health rankings and grades for U.S. states, and includes final average rankings for U.S. Census regional divisions. Offers explanations behind each state's overall score, including measures related to mortality, quality of life, and access to care. Covers rural/urban comparisons for age-adjusted mortality rates.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health
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Rural Transit Fact Book 2021
Features national-, state-, and county-level information on rural transit in the United States. Includes rural and urban comparisons on demographics and transportation. Provides information for agencies receiving section 5311 funding and includes a section on tribal transit.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson, Dilip Mistry
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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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). Provides an overview of each measurement, and reports mean values by state. Indicators represent six areas of financial performance: profitability, liquidity, capital structure, revenue, cost, and utilization.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Escalating Alcohol-Involved Death Rates: Trends and Variation across the Nation and in the States from 2006 to 2019
Examines alcohol-involved deaths by state and at the national level, discussing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vital statistics data. Explores death rate changes, trends, and variation, comparing state rates to U.S. rates and comparing rates across demographic and age groups, by sex, and by urban/rural location. Offers a map with links to infographics for each state.
Additional links: Issue Brief
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Policies as of January 2021: Findings from a 50-State Survey
Provides a detailed overview of state policies related to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Covers policies related to eligibility, enrollment, and renewal. Includes information on state enrollment and renewal procedures during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Identifies state and federal policy considerations as states prepare to return to normal operations at the end of the public health emergency. Includes data tables on state Medicaid and CHIP policies.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, Kaiser Family Foundation
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Emergency Medical Services Personnel as Vaccinators: Status by State
Information from all states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and American Samoa, showing scope of practice by level of licensure for paramedics, advanced-emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other intermediate levels. Features maps with shadings showing whether vaccination administration is always allowed, currently or temporarily allowed, never allowed, or under consideration for administrative or executive action. Information is current as of March 4, 2021.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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Last Updated: 9/3/2021