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 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment 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 Literacy: Understanding Skills
and Demands is Key to Improvement
Every rural provider has a horror story attached to low health literacy. Health literacy, or getting, understanding, and using health information, involves two sides. Researchers and experts explain that by understanding both the skills and demands side of health literacy, providers and organizations can help their patients move to improved health.
The Sky’s the Limit: Potential of Drone
Usage in Rural Healthcare
In July 17, 2015, a drone delivered medicine to the RAM – Wise Health Expedition, an outreach event in Wise County, VA. This historic flight may lead to other applications of drones in rural health, such as search and rescue, mosquito spraying, and more deliveries of needed supplies.
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Rural Opioid Prevention and Treatment Strategies: The Experience in Four States
Source: Maine Rural Health Research Center
Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs
Source: Government Accountability Office
State Variability in Access to Hospital-Based Obstetric Services in Rural U.S. Counties
Source: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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