Rural Opportunity Zone and Recovery Playbook
Offers best practices for rural community leaders and economic development officials to pursue Opportunity Zone investment. Discusses leadership and stakeholder team building, navigating local, state, and federal incentives, community planning, investment relationship building, and more. Appendices offer data tools, resources, and Opportunity Zone guides and resources.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Sorenson Impact Center, Utah Association of Counties view details
Strengthening Social Connection and Opportunities in Rural Communities
Brief describing the St. David's Foundation's efforts to support rural community capacity building to address social determinants of health in central Texas. Discusses rural-specific considerations for rural philanthropy, network building, and participatory grantmaking.
Author(s): Abena Asante, William Moore Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers in Health view details
Review of Rural U.S. Economic and Health Care Trends
Reviews recent literature and publicly available data to explore important issues at the nexus of healthcare and local economic vibrancy, and explores the economic implications associated with COVID-19. Includes sections on rural hospitals, the rural healthcare workforce, emergency medical services, insurance, and telehealth. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density and county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas and rural counties without obstetrical services.
Author(s): Alison Davis Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health view details
What (And Who) Counts? Defining Rural Development Success
Collection of 4 field perspective pieces on centering rural people in planning community development and allocating resources. Discusses inclusive rural economic development, community-driven assessment, rural assets and power, and building community networks.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute view details
A Playbook for New Rural Healthcare Partnership Models of Investment
Provides information for healthcare organizations looking to collaborate with local community and economic stakeholders to improve the health of their citizens. Includes case studies of multisector partnerships in rural areas that focus on upstream interventions, such as strengthening economic support, supporting local control, strengthening infrastructure to support healthcare access, and increasing resources.
Author(s): Ruth Thomas-Squance, Ashley Hernandez, Colleen Flynn, et al. Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network view details
Better Results: What Does it Take to Build Capacity in Rural and Native Nations Communities?
Blog post discussing technical assistance and organizational capacity to support rural and tribal economic and community development based on insights from the Thrive Rural Open Field session. Covers strategies related to building community trust, developing community-centered strategies for capacity building, and technical assistance that includes collaboration with communities. Offers links to additional information and funding resources.
Author(s): Clifford Devin Deaton Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute view details