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.
Pulmonary Health in Rural America:
Cause and Impact of Work-Related Lung Diseases
What’s in the air in the rural workplace? From grain dust to rock dust to hospital cleaning chemicals, all these particles have potential to cause chronic lung diseases. But, there are keys to prevention.
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 Health Care Services Outreach Program Accepting Applications
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Americans in Rural Areas More Likely to Die by Suicide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New in the Online Library
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities
Report: Chartbook on Rural Health Care
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Trends Among and Within Urbanization Levels by Sex,
Race/Ethnicity, Age Group, and Mechanism of Death —
United States, 2001–2015
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Resource and Referral Service
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