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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Chronic Disease in Rural America.

Health, United States
Presents national trends in health statistics, with data released throughout the year from more than 40 data sources. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes rural data - see the Data Finder and select "Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan" under Population Subgroups.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Local Trends in Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality Dashboard
Provides state and county-level data on cardiovascular disease from 1999 to 2019 in the U.S. Shows changes and trends in mortality rates and includes demographic breakdowns by age, race, and sex.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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AHEAD: America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard
Presents information on HIV data at the state level across the U.S. as well as at the county level in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) priority areas and select rural counties in the South with high HIV transmission. Includes public health data such as 6 HIV indicators by geographic location, such as incidence, status, diagnosis, medical care, viral suppression, and PrEP coverage.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Resources for Rural Healthcare Providers
Provides information about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for providers in rural areas, including training opportunities, educational resources, and networking groups.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Lung Association
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COPD Toolkit
Provides information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and rural disparities related to the disease. Offers links to a guide for hospitals to improve COPD care, webinars, podcasts, and resources from other organizations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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County Data Maps from CEARH
Provides maps of the contiguous U.S. that represent data related to healthcare access at the county level, healthcare industry characteristics in rural counties, socio-demographic characteristics, and rural health characteristics. Map indicators can be adjusted to reflect specific types of data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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COPD National Action Plan: Community Action Tool
Platform offering information on community activities related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Activities Listings and Details page offers a continually updated list of reported activities that can be narrowed by the type of organization that administered the activity, the target audience, activity type, and geographic scope, including rural and urban communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
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PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Interactive mapping system providing chronic disease related data at the county, place, census tract, and ZIP code level. Covers measures related to health status, health outcomes, prevention, and health risk behaviors.
Additional links: Compare Counties, Interactive Map, PLACES Data Portal
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop programs to address chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health: Highlights of PCORI-Funded Projects
Summaries of rural health research and engagement projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Projects address a range of health conditions and other healthcare challenges that impact rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Last Updated: 11/8/2022