Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Health Insurance Coverage in Rural America


This chartbook presents an analysis of the most recent national data on health insurance coverage based on a county's proximity to a large urban area--an important factor discriminating rural residents' access to economic opportunities and health care services. The first section of the chartbook addresses the questions of whether and by how much health insurance coverage and soures of health coverage differ among people living in rural vs. urban communities. Sections II and III examine differences in the socio-economic and employment characteristics of those living in two groups of rural counties vs. all urban counties. The final section discusses the policy implications of these findings.

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September 30, 2003

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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