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.
Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit
This new toolkit provides resources and information that organizations can use to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain rural tobacco control and prevention programs. Includes evidence-based examples, promising models, and program best practices.
“Doing Something Exceptional”: Rural
Communities and Colorectal Cancer Screening
The CDC’s MMWR Rural Health Series’ most recent report focuses on rural-urban cancer disparities. Colorectal cancer stands out as a cancer with increased incidence and mortality rates in rural areas – rates that are likely influenced by lack of screening. Using different approaches, two rural healthcare organizations in Idaho and Kentucky show how they are saving lives by improving colorectal cancer screening rates in their communities.
HRSA Recognizes 10 States with Top Performing Rural Critical Access Hospitals
Health Resources and Services Administration
New CDC Report: More than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New in the Online Library
Cancer Incidence, 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in
Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties — United
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-being:
Challenges and Opportunities: A Workshop (Video
Source: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The Supply and Distribution of the Behavioral Health Workforce in America: A State-Level Analysis
Source: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Resource and Referral Service
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