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Transportation to Support Rural Healthcare resources related to rural health, with information provided by the Rural Health Information Hub

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Resource: Rural Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Toolkit

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:24:48 -0500

Provides information and resources to address rural transportation safety issues. Discusses crash countermeasures, traffic management, operations and maintenance, emergency services, surface transportation and weather, rural transit and mobility, and tourism and travel information. -- National Center for Rural Road Safety

Funding opportunity: AARP Community Challenge

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:15:50 -0500

Grants for projects that work to improve livability for all residents of a community. -- AARP

Resource: Integrating Economic Resilience in Performance-based Transportation Planning

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:38:55 -0500

Details a report on community transportation planning based on economic performance. Discusses measures to factor in the demands of local economies and community wealth creation into transportation planning. Features several rural examples. -- National Association of Development Organizations

Resource: 2017 Transportation Trends Topic Spotlight: Rural Travel Training

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:25:13 -0600

Presents a report on rural travel training programs. Discusses the challenges and opportunities rural elderly and disabled people face in navigating their communities. Features several examples of programs exhibiting best practices. -- National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

Resource: A Cross-sectional Study of Travel Patterns of Older Adults in the USA During 2015: Implications for Mobility and Traffic Safety

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:19:28 -0600

Highlights a study on the travel patterns of older adults (65+) compared with younger adults (25-64). Includes rates of driving personal vehicles, using public transportation, and walking, as well as driver/passenger rates of older rural adults.

Resource: Improving Access to Transportation in Rural Communities

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:22:25 -0600

Webinar recording discusses methods for overcoming barriers and improving access to transportation in rural communities, including model programs and resources from the Rural Transportation Toolkit developed by NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. Features presentations from two successful rural transportation programs: ITNAmerica and HealthTran. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Event: 2018 Annual National Rural ITS Conference

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:28:29 -0600

Fort McDowell AZ
October 21, 2018

Resource: Making the Most of MAP-21

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:56:15 -0600

Describes the 2012 Federal Transportation Law and addresses the challenges and opportunities posed by its provisions--including grants and programs specific to rural communities. -- Transportation for America

Event: 2018 23rd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:28:47 -0600

Breckenridge CO
September 30, 2018 -- Transportation Research Board

Event: 2018 24th Annual Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living Conference

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:07:24 -0600

Denver CO
October 5, 2018 -- Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

Organization: National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:11:37 -0600

Conducts research in problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide.

Resource: A Public Health Perspective to Rural Transportation Safety

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:03:34 -0600

Webinar recording discusses a public health approach to motor vehicle related injury and death prevention. Details public health policy interventions that aim to prevent injury, such as primary seat belt laws, speed and red light cameras, and sobriety checkpoints, among others. -- National Center for Rural Road Safety

Resource: Social Determinants of Health Series: Transportation and the Role of Hospitals

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:02:39 -0600

Presents a report on the role of hospitals in providing health-based transportation services. Features case studies of 4 different hospital programs' approach to addressing their patients' lack of access to reliable transit. -- American Hospital Association

Resource: Rural Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:01:44 -0600

Policy brief discusses a study on the challenges of implementing rural transportation services and their implication on transportation policy. Analyzes infrastructure, geography, funding, accessibility, support and public awareness, and socio-demographics as barriers to rural transportation systems. -- University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

Resource: Best Practices in Rural Regional Mobility

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:47:34 -0600

Details a report on the best practices of state transit programs that fill the gaps between intercity and rural public transportation. Highlights effective program case studies from across the country and presents a detailed toolkit for program development. -- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board

Resource: Rural Transit Fact Book 2017

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:14:46 -0500

Provides national, state-level, and county-level statistics and information on rural transit in America. Includes data regarding transit trips for medical purposes with an urban/rural comparison. Also, covers financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. Includes a section on tribal transit. -- Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

Resource: Aging in Rural America: Transportation: A Rural Imperative

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:07:14 -0500

Presentation slides discuss aging and rural transportation from the 2017 GIA annual conference. Includes presentations by Rural Philanthropic Analysis at Campbell University, the National Aging & Disability Transportation Center, the Maricopa Association of Governments, and NORC’s Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. -- Grantmakers In Aging

Resource: Rural Transportation Toolkit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:18:24 -0500

Resources and best practices to help communities develop transportation programs for rural residents to access healthcare and meet other health-related needs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Resource: Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:58:24 -0500

Discusses elements needed for a transportation voucher program. Identifies key players, examines ways to develop partnerships, acquire funding, develop policies, and publicize programs. Includes appendices with statistics on sample programs in 10 states, policy guidelines, a sample workbook, and transportation resources. -- Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

Resource: Public Transportation’s Impact on Rural and Small Towns: A Vital Mobility Link

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:47:35 -0500

Presents a report on rural and small-town public transportation. Looks at specific groups of non-drivers that require some form of public transportation, as well as the different types of transit and the advantages they present to small, rural communities. Provides several case studies and discusses a number of myths about public transportation in rural areas. -- American Public Transportation Association

Resource: Aging in Place, Stuck without Options: Fixing the Mobility Crisis Threatening the Baby Boom Generation

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:51:17 -0500

Reports on the state of transportation access for members of the baby boom generation who are currently aging in place. Breaks down geographic distribution of Americans age 65 and older in rural, suburban, and metro areas and discusses the transportation options available to them. Presents detailed maps of several small metro areas. -- Transportation for America

Resource: Aging in Place in Small Urban and Rural Communities

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:59:51 -0500

Examines the current state of aging in place, including cost benefits of rural residents living independently and using home health services and public transportation, rather than relocating to assisted living facilities. Includes statistics on costs of various types of senior living situations in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Maine, New Mexico, and Montana, and aging in place cost savings forecasts for these states. -- Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

Resource: VirtualCAP

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:10:01 -0500

Provides information and resources that can be used by Community Action Agencies and others to help low-income persons and families move toward self-sufficiency and to reduce poverty in communities across the United States. Offers program models, best practices information, funding opportunities, and more. Includes a local community action agency directory. -- Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Resource: Principles for Sound Rural Transportation Policy

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:43:20 -0500

Outlines rural transportation policy priorities, and provides specific federal policy recommendations designed to strengthen and support America's rural communities and Native American tribes. Discusses how access to transportation in rural areas is necessary for reducing barriers to essential services such as healthcare. -- National Rural Assembly

Resource: Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:40:59 -0500

Presents a national project report on the impact of transportation barriers on healthcare costs as well as highlighting existing patient-centered transportation solutions. Summarizes the results of a national survey of health centers and private providers regarding transportation, as well as several profiles of communities, both rural and urban, regarding the transportation barriers and solutions within them. -- Health Outreach Partners

Resource: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Needs of Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A Rural-Urban Comparison in Delaware, USA

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:43:08 -0500

A comparison of transportation patterns and costs for middle-aged and older adult Medicaid patients for medical care in rural versus urban Delaware. These patients were eligible for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services. Discusses transportation barriers to care for rural residents, including cost, availability, and accessibility and suggests solutions for connecting residents to needed services.

Resource: Public Transportation Guidebook for Small- and Medium-Sized Public-Private Partnerships

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:53:15 -0500

Documents successful small and medium-sized public-private partnership (P3) transit initiatives throughout the U.S. Designed to serve as a guide for American public transit agencies as they plan, initiate, implement, and evaluate P3 transit initiatives. Discussion of the small P3 marketing agreement between the Ark-Tex Council of Government's regional rural transit system (TRAX) and Paris Regional Medical Center (PRMC) begins on document page number 65. -- Transportation Research Board

Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:42:19 -0500

Supports state, local, and tribal agencies with effective rural road safety tools and strategies. Topics covered include EMS, safety culture, education, and a variety of other topics. Includes a resource library providing access to publications, websites, training, and more.

Resource: Regional Transportation Planning Organization Peer Exchange Summary

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:48:13 -0600

Summarizes a September 2016 peer learning exchange of eleven rural regional transportation planning representatives. Discusses the role of rural clinics and senior centers as gathering places for public engagement related to transportation. Describes public health involvement in safety planning, with Eagle County, Colorado as an example. -- National Association of Development Organizations

Resource: Disruptive Innovation in Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:10:38 -0600

Discusses the current state of Medicaid's non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) benefit, focusing on challenges, potential improvements, and state-level reforms. Includes an overview and table of NEMT service models by state, and touches on the structural inefficiencies faced by rural communities. -- Center for Health Care Strategies