2014 State Long-Term Services - Minnesota Fact Sheet.pdf
Minnesota ranks number 1 in overall ranking in "Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older
Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers," a report from AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and the Scan Foundation.
Defining Rural, Urban and Underserved Areas in Minnesota
From the Minnesota Department of Human Services. There are many ways to define Minnesota's rural and urban areas. One is to use the Rural and Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA), which provide an alternative method for analyzing health care workforce data by geography. The RUCA categories are based on size of the city or town and the daily commuting of the population to identify urban cores and adjacent territory economically integrated with those cores.