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Healthcare Access in Rural Communities – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Healthcare Access in Rural Communities.

Reaching Rural Communities
Covers strategies, outreach tools, and other resources to connect with families and children eligible for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Includes webinars and videos, and outreach tools specifically for reaching out to American Indian and Alaskan Native populations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, InsureKidsNow.gov
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Health Insurance Coverage, 2008-2018
Animated map showing annual county-level data on health insurance coverage from 2008-2018, based on the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE).
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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SHADAC: State Profiles
Provides national-, state-, and county-level statistics on health insurance coverage, access to care, care affordability, and service utilization for all fifty states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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Rural Transportation Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help communities develop transportation programs for rural residents to access healthcare and meet other health-related needs. 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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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE): Interactive Data and Mapping
Interactive map providing access to health insurance coverage data by county, with option to focus results by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and income.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Rural Hospital Closures: January 2005 – Present
Interactive map displaying the location of rural hospital closures across the U.S. from January 2005 to present. Provides a sortable, printable list containing important facility information about each closed hospital.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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PubMed Search: Rural Healthcare Access
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on healthcare access and rural health in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Mobile Health Map
A map of mobile health clinics across the country demonstrating the extensive network of communities served by mobile clinics. Offers mobile healthcare providers an online tool for calculating a return on investment (ROI) ratio for their mobile health services.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Mobile Healthcare Association
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FastStats: Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population
Contains health-related statistics including live births, health status, health risk factors, access to health care, and mortality rates.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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HealthCare.gov
Consumer website providing information related to health insurance coverage, how to get covered, and requirements related to health insurance.
Additional links: En Español
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 4/27/2021