Human Services to Support Rural Health – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Human Services to Support Rural Health.
Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts: Mixed Methods Analysis, Integration, and Triangulation Plan
Analysis plan outlining the research design and methodology
of a study of human services delivery in rural areas funded
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in
collaboration with the Health Resources and Services
Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau
(MCHB). Covers stakeholder engagement, research questions
and qualitative data collection, data analysis, and
integration of findings.
Author(s): Dallas J. Elgin, Kelly McAleer, James Murdoch, et al. Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: 2M Research, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Urban Institute view details
Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures in Child Welfare Study: Final Report
Reports the findings of a study examining 22 child welfare
agencies in 5 states to determine how agencies obtain
information about prenatal substance exposure (PSE) when a
child is involved with the child welfare system and how
agencies use PSE information to provide services and
support for affected children and their families. Exhibit 4
describes the characteristics and key features of the
states and child welfare agencies involved in the study,
including a breakdown of rural and urban counties.
Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
Tribal Child Welfare Systems' Experiences with Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Case Study
Shares the results of a federally-funded case study
examining existing approaches and practices to identify and
care for Native American children with prenatal substance
exposure (PSE) and their families from the Red Lake Nation
in Minnesota. Offers discussion and implications for tribal
child welfare programs and federal agencies working with
tribes to address child welfare issues.
Author(s): Priscilla Day, Erin Geary, Erin Ingoldsby, Pirkko Ahonen Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
Joint Resource Guide to Strengthen and Expand Child Care Facilities in Rural Communities
Offers information on resources and funding opportunities to help address child care needs in rural communities. Outlines how an entity interested in owning or operating a child care facility can access resources from the Administration for Children and Families and the USDA Rural Development to help meet child care needs. Includes key considerations for developing Head Start/Early Head Start programs and child care centers to serve tribal communities.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, USDA Rural Development view details
Medicaid and Housing Partnerships: A Resource for Local Health Departments
Explores how local health departments (LHDs) in rural areas can utilize Medicaid managed care levers to address homelessness and housing security issues. Summarizes results from a gap analysis and readiness assessment which identified key opportunities to help prepare three LHDs in rural North Carolina counties for the transition to Medicaid-managed care. Identifies action steps for these counties to strengthen housing supports that can also inform similar initiatives in other states.
Author(s): Matthew Ralls, Kathy Moses, Rob Houston Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies view details
Rural Housing Symposium: Recovery Through Resiliency
Video recording of the 2020 Rural Housing Conference that
covers discussions on long-term trends and recent changes
in rural housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting
economic impacts, recovery pathways, and policy
collaboration on a variety of topics to build rural
resiliency. Includes 7 sessions available for viewing.
Date: 12/2020 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council view details
Child Care in 25 States: What We Know and Don't Know
Compares the supply and demand for childcare
services in 25 states, and examines potential reasons
behind resulting child care gaps. Features state-by-state
data on child care need, including urban versus rural
comparisons. Discusses challenges with data collection and
offers recommendations for improvement.
Author(s): Linda K. Smith, Anubhav Bagley, Benjamin Wolters Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
Housing Change and Occupancy in Rural America
Provides an overview of housing occupancy and vacancy in
rural America. Offers data on changes in housing
availability and demand in rural areas. Includes a chart
describing housing structure by rural, suburban, and urban
Author(s): Keith Wiley Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council view details
Early Care and Education in Rural Communities
Examines 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education
(NSECE) data to describe and compare early childhood care
and education opportunities in rural, suburban, and urban
areas on four features: need for and use of care;
difficulty finding care; setting characteristics; and
Author(s): Katherine Paschall, Tamara Halle, Kelly Maxwell Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
Ground Truth from Rural Practitioners
Shares the results of a survey of national and regional
organizations serving rural communities in 44 states to
provide analysis and information on their characteristics,
expertise, diversity, and needs. Includes information on
how these rural serving organizations engage in public
policy discussions and how the COVID-19 pandemic has
impacted their work.
Date: 06/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Aspen Institute, Housing Assistance Council view details
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