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 Aging in Place 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.
What’s MAT Got to Do with It?
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural America
An important aspect of the opioid crisis is opioid use disorder. This in-depth story focuses on the science behind the disorder and the use of an evidence-based treatment: MAT, or medication-assisted treatment.
Washington Program Trains Dental
Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities
How do you attract dental students into practice in rural and underserved areas? With 70% of RIDE graduates practicing in those targeted areas, University of Washington School of Dentistry’s RIDE faculty, a preceptor, graduate, and current student share how it’s done and why it works.
New Data Visualization Tool Enables In-Depth, County-by-County Look at Impact of Opioid Epidemic in Appalachian Region
Appalachian Regional Commission
Rural America Comes to HRSA
Health Resources and Services Administration
New in the Online Library
Exploring Strategies to Improve Health and Equity in
Source: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Cybersecurity Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and
Source: National Rural Health Resource Center
Distance and Networks: A Regional Analysis of Health
Source: Rural Policy Research Institute
Resource and Referral Service
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