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 Tobacco Control and Prevention 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.
Medical Home Plus
The Medical Home Plus project works to reduce diabetes, depression, and stroke risk in 3 Idaho counties, including parts of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. This project connects residents with primary care providers, active nurse case managers, and integrated community resource workers to address the high need in this area.
Bringing Change for Rural COPD Patients: Possibilities
with the COPD National Action Plan
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is number 3 on the cause of death list. In rural America, it’s the sole major chronic disease with increasing death rates. In May, the COPD National Action Plan, a “blueprint for a multi-faceted, unified fight against the disease” was released. Rural stakeholders share perspectives of just how rural Americans with COPD might benefit from the plan’s rural touchpoints.
Gun Sellers Join Forces To Curb Suicide-By-Firearm, Rampant In Rural Areas
Kaiser Health News
New Numbers Reveal Huge Disparities in Opioid Prescribing
Stateline, Pew Charitable Trusts
New in the Online Library
Chartbook: Trends in Rural Children’s Oral Health and
Access to Care
Source: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
Regulating Network Adequacy for Rural Populations:
Perspectives of Five States
Source: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
State Innovation Model Testing Awards From the Center
for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation: Highlighting
Source: Rural Health Value
Resource and Referral Service
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