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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.

Social Determinants of Health: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America
Recorded presentation by Jan Probst on social determinants of health in rural America. Offers definitions of social determinants of health and rurality, and discusses economic dynamics of rural areas, education, and the importance of cooperative efforts to make change, with examples of such efforts in South Carolina.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Percentage of Population Aged 25 Years and Over With a Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level rates of attaining a bachelor's degree or higher by age 25, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get data for 2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Median Household Income: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level median household income, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get data for 2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level income data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Percentage of People in Poverty by County: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level poverty rates, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get poverty data for 2010-2014 and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level poverty data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2019
Highlights from the 2019 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), which provides single-year median household income and poverty statistics. Includes county-level maps showing income and poverty rates in 2019 and changes from 2007 to 2019.
Author(s): Staci Bell, Sara Robinson
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Occupational Employment and Wages in Metro and Nonmetro Areas
A collection of charts with data on metropolitan and nonmetropolitan employment and wages. Includes wage comparisons by occupation for metro and nonmetro areas. Provides information on healthcare-related occupations. Also includes information on wages by educational attainment for metro and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Stella Fayer, Audrey Watson
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Examining Social Determinants of Health in Rural America
#RuralHealthChat discusses social determinants of health (SOD) in rural communities and how they contribute to rural health disparities. Features experts from the Rural Health Research Gateway, the American Hospital Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Accountable Health Communities Model - Two Rural Participants' Experiences
Describes how two health systems, Ballard Health and Rocky Mountain Health Plan, implemented the Accountable Health Communities Model to address health-related social needs of rural Medicare, Medicaid, and dual-eligible beneficiaries. Discusses challenges each system faced while implementing the model.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Educational Attainment Persist in Rural America
Brief report on rural educational attainment by race/ethnicity for the following groups: White, Black or African American, Native American or Alaska Native, Hispanic of any race. Includes a bar chart showing the portion of each group with a bachelor's degree or higher, high school or some college, and those without a high school degree.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Legal Deserts Are a Critical Health Determinant
Highlights the role attorneys play in addressing social determinants of health (SDH) during the COVID-19 pandemic and how their absence in rural areas exacerbates SDH. Discusses the concept of "legal deserts" in rural areas, how they affect SDH, and how things have changed during the pandemic.
Author(s): Michele Statz, Paula Termuhlen
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 110(10), 1519–1522
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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