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 Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse 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.
Innovating Mental Healthcare in Texas and Beyond:
Q&A with Dr. Octavio Martinez
Dr. Octavio Martinez discusses the current state of the U.S. mental health system, the particular challenges faced in rural America, and the work of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to improve the mental healthcare system in Texas.
Rural Health Philanthropy
Partnership: Leveraging Public-Private Funds to Improve Health
Public agencies and private non-profit groups have mutual interests in improving the health of rural Americans. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and philanthropy organizations worked together to create a unique funding opportunity, the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program. Two health care organizations and their philanthropy partners share how coordinated efforts benefit patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program Updates to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Burdens
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
New AHRQ Report Shows Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospital Stays
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
New in the Online Library
- Funding Opportunity: Rural
Health Opioid Program
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA
Hospital Quality Star Rating: For 762 Rural Hospitals,
No Stars Is the Problem
Source: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Rural and Urban Utilization of the Emergency Department
for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Source: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Resource and Referral Service
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