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State-by-State Resources

Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in U.S. Health Care: A Scorecard of State Performance
Evaluates state health systems on a state-by-state basis, with a focus on health equity across race and ethnicity. Enables comparison between state health systems for racial and ethnic groups across three dimensions: health outcomes, healthcare access, and quality and use of healthcare services. Offers federal and state policy recommendations for addressing unequal access to care and unequal treatment within healthcare facilities.
Author(s): David C. Radley, Jesse C. Baumgartner, Sara R. Collins, Laurie Zephyrin, Eric C. Schneider
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Nearly Half of U.S. States Lost Population in Rural Areas in 2010-20, According to U.S. Census Data
U.S. map showing percent change in state population and nonmetro population from 2020-2020 based on Census data.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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2021 Report to Congress on the State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)
Report details the outcomes of state opioid response (SOR) grants to Congress. Highlights demographic breakdown of people served by SOR programs and discusses key accomplishments by state/territory. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts 2019
Presents rural and urban fatal crash data and reports average emergency medical service response times at the state level. Includes rural fatal crash data by roadway function, crash type, speed limit, and vehicle occupants killed.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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State Profiles: 2020 Census
Provides U.S. Census data for each state, including population changes at the county level from 2010-2020. Topic areas include race and ethnicity, diversity, age, and housing. Offers interactive maps and comparative charts with county data.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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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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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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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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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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Fourteenth 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.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Last Updated: 9/12/2022