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Distribution of U.S. Health Care Providers Residing in Rural and Urban Areas

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/supplydemand/nchwafactsheet.pdf

Presents statistics on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 32 health occupations across rural and urban areas, based on their place of residence.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Effect of Sea Level Rise on Energy Infrastructure in Four Major Metropolitan Areas

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Urban Issues

http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/10/f18/DOE-OE_SLR%20Public%20Report_Final%20_2014-10-10.pdf

Covers New York, Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles to help establish a baseline understanding of the specific threat SLR poses to coastal energy infrastructure.  From the Energy Department

 

Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014

Categories: Environment,European Union,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-HA-14-001/EN/KS-HA-14-001-EN.PDF

An overview of official statistics for regions within European countries; includes the most recent data plus an analysis of changes over a period of 5 to 10 years.  Also features focus chapters on environment, land use, cities, and regional competitiveness.  From Eurostat

 

Streamflow, Water Quality, and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates of Selected Streams in Fairfax County, Virginia, 2007-2012

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2014/5073/pdf/sir2014-5073.pdf

Describes results of long-term effort to assess the condition of Fairfax County streams and documents watershed-scale responses to the implementation of Best Management Practices.  The focus was on hydrologic and ecological condition of 14 monitored streams.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Low Performing Schools in Urban High Poverty Communities

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt454.pdf

Examines options for improving weak schools in urban poverty areas and recommends against promoting a local takeover strategy.  Calls for Virginia’s takeover statute to be repealed.  Draft report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Climate Change Impacts in the United States

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/system/files_force/downloads/low/NCA3_Climate_Change_Impacts_in_the_United%20States_LowRes.pdf?download=1

 

The Third National Climate Assessment, described as the most authoritative scientific report on U.S. climate change impacts. Includes recent advances in climate change science, climate change impacts for 7 societal and environmental sectors, key impacts on U.S. regions, and the report’s 12 key findings.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

2013 NCHS Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_166.pdf

Explains the development of the 2013 Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties and applies it to health measures to demonstrate urban-rural health differences.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Rural and Urban Hospitals’ Role in Providing Inpatient Care, 2010

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db147.pdf

Provides national data on the types of patients served and the types of care provided by rural hospitals in the health care system in 2010 and contrasts their situation with that of urban hospitals.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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