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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.

Association Between Social Vulnerability and a County's Risk for Becoming a COVID-19 Hotspot — United States, June 1–July 25, 2020
Examines associations between social vulnerability and COVID-19 hotspot locations, based on June 1–July 25, 2020 county-level COVID-19 cases and data from the 2018 CDC social vulnerability index. Includes data by level of urbanicity for large metropolitan, small/medium metro, and nonmetro counties. Looks at both social vulnerability overall and specific components, including racial/ethnic minority population, percent of residents who speak English less than well, and housing and transportation vulnerability.
Author(s): Sharoda Dasgupta, Virginia B. Bowen, Andrew Leidner, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(42), 1535-1541
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Equity Report 2019-2020: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities
Provides an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) program efforts in reducing health disparities and promoting health equity for various populations at the national, state, and local levels. Chapter 10 addresses rural-urban health disparities, with a focus on rural housing inequities and the opioid epidemic, and describes Federal Office of Rural Health Policy programs.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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New Data Show One-in-Six Children Were Poor Before COVID-19 Pandemic
Reports on child poverty rates from 2007 through 2019 for cities, suburban areas, and rural areas.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson, Sarah Boege
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2019
Provides estimates of poverty for the official poverty measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account government programs that support low-income families. Appendix Tables 1 and 2 provide data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Liana Fox
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019
Reports on income levels and poverty rates for 2018 and 2019, along with the percent change from 2018 to 2019. Includes statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the 2020 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Author(s): Jessica Semega, Melissa Kollar, Emily A. Shrider, John F. Creamer
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Introducing the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
Webinar recording presents the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit. Discusses strategies, models, and lessons learned for addressing social determinants of health in rural communities. Features presentations from representatives of NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, CASA of Oregon, and the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Program.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout
Date: 08/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Poverty Rates Dropped Across All Race/Ethnicity Groups Between 2013 and 2018
Bar chart showing poverty rates for in rural areas in 2013 and 2018 for American Indians, Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, and the rural population as a whole.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Leveraging the Built Environment for Health Equity: Promising Interventions for Small and Medium-Size Cities
Examines changes small and medium-size cities can make to the built environment to promote health. Identifies promising practices related to developing interventions and overcoming implementation challenges. Includes discussion of the needs of small rural cities.
Author(s): Martha Fedorowicz, Joe Schilling, Emily Bramhall, et al.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Counties with Low Educational Attainment Were Concentrated in Rural Areas
Map showing metropolitan and nonmetro counties where 20% or more of working-age adults (ages 25-64) lacked a high school diploma or equivalent.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Sociodemographic Determinants of Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalization Risks in Florida
Identifies sociodemographic determinants of myocardial infarction (MI) hospitalization risks and assesses whether the impacts of these determinants vary by geographic location. Features statistics with breakdown by rural location and county-level maps showing the spacial distribution of MI hospitalization risks in Florida from 2005-2014.
Author(s): Evah Wangui Odoi, Nicholas Nagle, Russell Zaretzki, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(11)
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 9/20/2021