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The Effects of Play Streets on Social and Community Connectedness in Rural Communities
Reports the results of a study looking at the impacts of the Play Streets program that seeks to increase physical activity among children in rural communities located in North Carolina, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Texas. Shares information from focus groups and interviews to further understand the added social and community benefits from the program.
Author(s): M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Tyler Prochnow, Andrew C. Pickett, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 9976
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Texas Chiropractors, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing chiropractor growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to chiropractor by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, and provider demographics by age and gender.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Surgical Assistants, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet describing growth trends and population-to-provider data by county and geographic designation of surgical assistants in Texas. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Speech-Language Pathologists, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing speech-language pathologist (SLP) growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to SLP by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, and provider demographics by age and gender.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Texas Optometrists, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing optometrist growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to optometrist by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, provider demographics by race/ethnicity, age, and gender, and employment characteristics.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Marriage and Family Therapists, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing marriage and family therapist (MFT) growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to MFT by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, and provider demographics by race/ethnicity, age, and gender.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Licensed Professional Counselors, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing licensed professional counselor (LPC) growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to LPC by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, and provider demographics by race/ethnicity, age, and gender.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Emergency Medical Services Personnel, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing emergency medical services (EMS) personnel growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to EMS personnel by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, provider demographics by race/ethnicity, age, and gender, and license type.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Dental Assistants, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing dental assistant growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to dental assistant by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, and provider demographics by age and gender.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Last Updated: 7/15/2022