Skip to main content

Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
County-by-county information on health outcomes and health factors. Each county is ranked within its state. Includes data related to length of life, quality of life, clinical care, health behaviors, social and economic factors that impact health, and the physical environment. State Health Gaps reports explore differences in health among counties for each state. Also includes examples of how the rankings have been used and of effective programs and policies to improve health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
view details
Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper
Illustrates the geographic reach, penetration, and growth of the Section 330-funded Health Center Program (HCP) and its relationship to other federally-linked health resources. Provides data on health centers and their service areas, as well as population indicators. Includes access to Mapping Areas of Priority for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAP for MAT), with data identifying areas of high need and services available related to the opioid epidemic. Free, but registration is required.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians, Robert Graham Center
view details
RHIhub Topic Guides
Resources and frequently asked questions on topics related to rural health. Guides provide access to reports, websites, funding programs, news, events, model programs, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
view details
Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
Illustrates a broad range of demographic, economic, and county classification data on rural areas across the U.S. in an online, interactive mapping tool.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details
HealthData.gov
A resource for accessing health data sources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as other federal agencies and some states. Intended to make data easier to use for innovative purposes that improve health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
view details
Data.gov
A resource for accessing and using data sources from across the federal government. Includes data lists by topic and agency. Also shares examples of how open data is being used by innovators.
Type: Website
view details
Food Environment Atlas
Web-based mapping tool providing access to county-level data on multiple factors affecting access to healthy, affordable food. Includes information on grocery store availability, food assistance, and food insecurity. Covers data on physical activity, diabetes, obesity, and socioeconomic characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details
WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
Interactive database system that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of sources. Offers fatal injury data available by metropolitan/nonmetro status in the Fatal Injury Reports section. Fatal Injury Mapping section provides access to county-level data.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
view details
State Traffic Safety Information
Provides state traffic safety data and statistics, including rural versus urban traffic fatalities and fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven. Covers fatalities information by alcohol-impaired driving, vehicle type, crash type, and person type. County profiles with more limited information are also available. Includes Native America traffic safety statistics by Native American fatalities, all fatalities on reservations, and Native American fatalities on reservations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
view details
Rural Population and Migration
Provides an overview of rural population trends, with charts and maps. Includes information on recent population changes and geographic patterns of population change over time.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details

Additional resources are available related to this guide. See the full list of resources by topic for:


Last Updated: 8/25/2021