Trends in Rural Children's Health and Access to Care

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Project funded:
September 2014
Project completed:
February 2017

The past ten years have seen positive trends in the availability of health insurance coverage for children, coupled with worsening trends for poverty. This project will examine data from three iterations of the National Survey of Children' Health (2003, 2007, 2012) to see whether rural children have benefited equally from any improvements in health insurance, healthcare use, and health status.


Publications

  • Current State of Child Health in Rural America: How Context Shapes Children's Health
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 09/2016
    Provides an essay on the status of children in rural America that focuses on the rural environment that may affect health.
  • Trends in Rural Children's Health and Access to Care
    Chartbook
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2017
    The past ten years have seen positive trends in the availability of health insurance coverage for children. This project examines data from three iterations of the National Survey of Children's Health to see if rural children have benefited equally from any improvements in health insurance, healthcare use, and health status.