Hot Off the Presses
- A set of three new resources is now available from the Rural Assistance Center to help you locate and use statistics and data related to rural health:
- Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health
This RAC topic guide addresses how to locate and fairly and accurately use statistics and data in order to understand and communicate rural health needs.
- Data Sources & Tools Relevant to Rural Health
A collection of data sources focused on healthcare services, health status, demographics, and social determinants of health. For each source, it identifies the topics covered, ease of use, geographic level of data, and update frequency.
- Selecting Rural Data in American Factfinder
This step-by-step Slideshare presentation shows 2 methods for selecting rural data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Factfinder tool, which provides access to a wide range of statistics describing the U.S. population. Learn how to use the Geographic Comparison Tables and direct selection of locations to easily identify data for use in rural health grant applications, community health needs assessments, and more. Read more