Understanding American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs

Understanding American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs: The Potential of Existing Data

This report describes preliminary work in support of an early childhood needs assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children prenatal to age five. The report uses existing data to describe the population of AI/AN children and families and their participation in early childhood services.

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MAP THE MEAL GAP 2017 Highlights of Findings For Overall and Child Food Insecurity

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A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2015.

Report “Daily Access to Local Foods for School Meals: Key Drivers”

Report on the progress of farm-to-school programs as a way to improve access to local foods for daily meals. Includes examples of successful programs, a discussion of the influence of school location, size, farmers markets, and state policies as impacts on that success, and variation by regional districts.
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Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service

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County Health Rankings Key Findings Report 2017

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making people sick and how the opportunity for good health differs from one county to the next. Supporting a call to action, the Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places for everyone to live, learn, work, and play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to bring this program to communities across the nation.

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Report: Rural America

Rural America at a Glance, 2016 Edition

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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Report: Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities

Report | Data Review 

The Native Nations Institute at The University of Arizona released a Data Review to accompany the Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities Report commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The Data Review’s three main sections summarize data describing access to capital and credit for Native consumers, Native business owners, and tribal communities and governments. Its companion document, the Report, identifies success stories within a more detailed topical analysis. The full two-part study is intended to provide research and analysis in support of improving access to capital and credit in Native Communities.

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