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Rural Health Disparities – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Disparities.

Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences
Offers a variety of data tables and online tools that display indicators of mortality rates by age, rurality, region, and sex to help researchers examine the impact of rurality on mortality.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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Rural Healthy People 2020
Outlines the strategic plan for Rural Healthy People (RHP) 2020, identifying top rural health priority areas. Includes links to volumes one and two of the RHP2020 report which provide detailed insights on the rural health priority topics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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U.S. Health Map
Interactive map that provides county-level data by gender on life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, cancer, alcohol use, and smoking.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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PubMed Search: Healthcare Disparities and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on healthcare disparities and rural health published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Provides access to reports and data on healthcare quality and disparities information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. State View provides information on how each state compares to national healthcare quality benchmarks.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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IHS Fact Sheets
Offers information on specific healthcare topics concerning American Indians and Alaska Natives. Covers health disparities, IHS programs, health services, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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State Health Facts
Contains state-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more. Includes individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 11/1/2022