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The Rural Health Public-Private Partnership (RHPPP)

In 2012, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) collaborated with Grantmakers In Health (GIH) and the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) to convene public and private foundations, researchers, and policy makers to discuss federal programs and foundation-led healthcare initiatives in rural areas. Since its inception, the annual Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health meeting has presented an opportunity for these groups to connect with one another, share ideas, and discuss how combined efforts might produce better health outcomes for rural communities. Currently there are nearly 70 foundations and trusts active in the Rural Health Public-Private Partnership (RHPPP) each year.

A June 2015 Rural Monitor article, Government and Philanthropies Join Forces for Rural Health, shares the partnership’s history and highlights the group’s third annual meeting. In this brief 2019 video, RHPPP participants highlight the benefits of attending the group’s annual meetings and working together throughout the year to make a difference in rural communities:

Sharing Innovative Funding Approaches

FORHP is working to help foundations share the rural funding efforts they have underway so RHPPP members and other philanthropies can learn from each other. As part of this process, FORHP works with RHIhub to develop feature stories and case studies that highlight the people involved and the innovative approaches they are developing.

Partnership Impacts

Some results made possible through the partnership include:

RHPPP Meeting Materials

Previous Meetings

RHPPP Learning Opportunities

  • Building Community Capacity to Improve Rural Health: Palliative Care
    July 27, 2021 presentation from Stratis Health. Explains key components of palliative care and the need for palliative care in rural areas. Shares a model for providing palliative care in rural settings. Discusses program implementation and lessons learned.
    Presentation Slides | Webinar Recording