A Closer Look at Rural Populations: Multistate Research Monitors Changes and Issues Affecting Rural Areas
Highlights the work of the Hatch Multistate Research Project "W4001: Social, Economic and Environmental Causes and Consequences of Demographic Change in Rural America." Outlines the key issues identified by the project, including population trends, health crises, natural resources, natural disasters, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
Author(s): Sara Delheimer Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Food and Agriculture view details
Engaging Communities Through Issues Forums: A How-To Guide for Onsite and Online Community Engagement
Offers guidance on community forums as a technical education tool, including information on planning and hosting a forum, strategies for engaging communities, and resources to support committees and stakeholders. Features examples from forums on farm vitality, farmer mental health, and family health.
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Author(s): Maria Pippidis, Bonnie Braun, Jessie Ketterman, Shoshanah Inwood, Nicole Wright Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Cooperative Extension Service view details
Navajo Philosophies and Worldviews Shape Focus Groups on the Impacts of a Mine Spill
Describes collaborative research that incorporated Navajo philosophy and worldviews into focus group examinations of the Gold King Mine spill of 2015, which impacted a river that flows through the Navajo Nation. Discusses the project's development, building community buy-in, and examining socio-cultural impacts of the disaster.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health view details
Population Denominator Data Sources and Data for Use with HCUP Databases (Updated with 2020 Population Data)
Identifies sources of population data that can be used with Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases to calculate rates of hospital care events per population. Includes rural-urban population data sources. Appendix A, Tables A.6 and A.7 provide U.S. population figures from 2000 through 2020 for a 4-category urban-rural definition and a 6-category urban-rural definition.
Author(s): Marguerite Barrett, Rosanna M. Coffey, Katharine Levit Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details
Defining "Rural" for the Study on Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts
Report describing the impacts of rural definitions on research design and methods for a study of human services delivery in rural areas. Addresses U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural-Urban Continuum Codes, rural regions, and the limitations of certain definitions.
Author(s): Dallas Elgin, James Murdoch, Corianne Payton Scally, Heather Hahn Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: 2M Research, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Urban Institute view details
At the Heart of Community-Engaged Research in Halifax County, N.C.
Describes a research project through North Carolina Central University (NCCU) that examines health disparities in rural Halifax County, NC and that places emphasis on building trust between researchers and the community. Discusses community-engaged research methodologies and the process of training researchers to conduct such research.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities view details