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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Social Determinants of Health for Rural People.

The Opportunity Atlas
Interactive mapping tool that provides estimates for children's future earnings, incarceration rates, and other outcomes in adulthood by parental income, race, and gender by census tract. For some low population census tracts, there may be insufficient data to allow for all features.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Brown University, Harvard University, U.S. Census Bureau
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The EveryONE Project: Neighborhood Navigator
Allows users to search by zip code for resources and programs in their neighborhood to address their patients' social determinants of health. Provides information on food, housing, goods, transportation, health, care, education, employment, and more.
Additional links: Neighborhood Navigator Training Video
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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The EveryONE Project Toolkit
Provides screening tools, practice assessment resources, and other social needs information for family physicians to identify and address the social determinants of health for their patients to help improve overall health. Some resources are available in Spanish.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Neighborhood Atlas
Provides access to Area Deprivation Index (ADI) information at the Census Block/neighborhood level. Provides rankings of neighborhoods by socioeconomic status disadvantage at the state or national level. Ranking considers the following factors: income, education, employment, and housing quality. Data is also available for download. Information can be used to inform health delivery and policy.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
Provides access to national, state, and county-level data on environmental health topics, including air quality, heat stress, exposure to pesticides, and other factors. Also includes data on health concerns impacted by the environment, including asthma, COPD, cancer, and heart disease.
Additional links: Data Query Tool, Info by Location (County)
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Tribal Water Center
Information and tools for tribal communities that manage water and wastewater systems. Offers a water resource library, toolkit, and other resources for water utility staff and local leaders.
Type: Website
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Mapping Broadband Health in America
Connect2Health mapping tool for visualizing broadband access, demographics, and health data at the national, state, and county levels. Includes a rural filter based on the percent of the population that is rural.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Rural Services Integration Toolkit
Resources and information to help rural communities integrate health and human services. Describes a range of different program models for service integration. Identifies evidence-based and promising models that have been implemented in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
Provides access to information on an EPA study examining the relationship between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drinking water. Includes access to findings from the study addressing how rural communities' drinking water may be impacted.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online
Access to community-level information on facilities and their compliance with environmental regulations. Includes information on air emissions, surface water discharges, hazardous waste, and drinking water systems.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Last Updated: 8/10/2021