This report from the USDA Economic Research Service highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas, focusing on the U.S. rural economy, including employment, population, poverty, and income trends.
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APHA AIANNH Caucus Student Scholarship
American Public Health Association (APHA) 145th Annual Meeting | November 4-8, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
Provided by APHA's American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Apply by May 12, 2017
The APHA American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus is proud to offer travel scholarships for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) students to attend the 145th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4-8, 2017. The APHA AIANNH Caucus Student Scholarship will provide AIANNH students interested in public health with assistance towards the costs of traveling to and attending the APHA Annual Meeting. All AIANNH full time undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate (within 1 year of graduation) students interested in public health are encouraged to apply. Young professionals are also eligible.
500 Cities: Local data for better health
The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. These small area estimates will allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables in their jurisdictions, and assist them in planning public health interventions.
The Food Access Research Atlas presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility. Census-tract level data on food access can be downloaded or viewed in an interactive map.
Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research has been documenting the complexity of these interactions, but more research is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.
NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54) | RFA-MD-17-005
Application due: May 15, 2017
Technical Assistance Webinar: March 29, 2017 at 2:00pm CT | join
The NIMHD Centers of Excellence program, established by Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-525), has played a vital role in realizing NIMHD’s mission to support research in minority health and health disparities, promote the training of a diverse research workforce, disseminate research findings, and foster innovative collaborations and partnerships. The purpose of this FOA is to further advance NIMHD’s mission by supporting Centers of Excellence to conduct transdisciplinary, multi-level research and to provide research opportunities for post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, and other early stage investigators to engage in this type of research.