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.
Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry
Our new video highlights a faith-based program that provides social and financial support, including housing and a food pantry, to people with HIV/AIDS. Watch to learn how they have increased the rate of viral load suppression among their clients to 81%.
Confronting Adverse Childhood
Experiences to Improve Rural Kids' Lifelong Health
Studies show that the more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) one has, the higher the risk of chronic health conditions, anxiety disorders, low life potential, and even early death. A sense of urgency for early intervention spurred one western North Carolina school district and a Native American tribe in Wisconsin to act. Read more about how their programs confront ACEs and build resiliency to overcome them.
Rural Americans Less Likely to Wear Seat Belts, More Likely to Die in Crashes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Unbudgeted: How the Opioid Crisis Is Blowing a Hole in Small-town America's Finances
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Rural-Urban Variations in Medicare Live Discharge Patterns from Hospice, 2012-2013
Source: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Care Management Medicare Reimbursement Strategies for Rural Providers
Source: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, Rural Health Information Hub
Infant Mortality Rates in Rural and Urban Areas in the United States, 2014
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
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