Use the Am I Rural? Tool to find out if a location is considered rural based on various definitions of rural, including definitions that are used as eligibility criteria for federal programs.
Find rural project examples in Rural Health Models and Innovations and proven strategies for strong rural programs with toolkits like the Rural Services Integration Toolkit in the Rural Community Health Gateway.
Learn how to locate and use data in the Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health topic guide and this chart of Data Sources & Tools Relevant to Rural Health.
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program
Supports Sustainable Change
In rural communities, a little bit can go a long way. Learn how three Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awardees have used their funds to enhance healthcare access and create sustainable change.
Rural Youth Fight for Tobacco-Free
Teens in Kentucky, Montana, and Vermont are raising awareness in their schools and communities about the dangers of tobacco. Their efforts have led to policy changes at the local and state levels.
Administrator’s Blog: National Rural Health Day (November 16, 2017)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Blog
2017 In Rural America, Community-Driven Solutions Improve Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Blog
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Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States,
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
America at a Glance, 2017 Edition
Source: USDA Economic Research Service
South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan
Source: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
Resource and Referral Service
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