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Healthcare Access in Rural Communities – Resources

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

Percent of Children Covered by Medicaid/CHIP by County, 2013-2017
Shows county-level data for children insured by Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) from 2013 through 2017.
Additional links: Excel Data File
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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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, 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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SHADAC: State Profiles
Provides national-, state-, and county-level statistics on health insurance coverage, access to care, care affordability, and service utilization for all 50 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
Interactive maps displaying the location of rural hospital closures across the U.S. from January 2005 to present. Provides sortable and downloadable lists 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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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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Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care
Provides information on free or below cost healthcare available to people who meet poverty guidelines from certain healthcare facilities that received federal funds for construction or renovation under the Hill-Burton program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Last Updated: 11/29/2022