2021-2022 Update to the Texas State Health Plan
Proposes strategies to improve the efficiency of the healthcare delivery system in Texas, focusing on vaccines, maternal health, vaping, nutrition and physical activity, mental health workforce shortages, and availability of clinical training sites. Features a chapter on rural health in Texas that discusses health outcomes, facility closures, provider issues, and policy recommendations.
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council view details
Alabama Rural Health Plan
Examines health status indicators in rural Alabama. Includes the number of practicing primary care physicians in Alabama by age, and the number of primary care physicians, dentists, and psychiatrists per 10,000 people for each Alabama county.
Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health view details
Alaska Rural Health Plan
A guide to implement the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in the state of Alaska providing information on the creation of rural health networks, the stabilization of rural hospitals, the accessibility and quality of healthcare services, and the process for the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation.
Date: 12/2001 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services view details
Arizona Rural Health Plan 2005-2007
Reports on how to strengthen the rural health infrastructure in the state as well as how to enhance access to health services by rural residents.
Author(s): Howard J. Eng, Julie Jacobs, Jennifer Peashock Date: 12/2004 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health view details
Colorado State Rural Health Plan 2016
Addresses rural healthcare issues and how to measure
improvement in rural healthcare in the state of Colorado as
requested by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy from
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program grantees.
Date: 06/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center view details
Creating a Culture of Health in Rural West Virginia: State Rural Health Plan 2018-2022
Presents a state plan representing the vision and goals for the health and well-being of people in rural West Virginia as identified by healthcare advocates within the state. Key health conditions and health indicators are discussed, including behavioral health, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, obesity, and social determinants of health. Priorities to support positive change are focused on improvements in the following areas: access to healthcare, health outcomes, workforce development, and community engagement.
Date: 01/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia State Office of Rural Health view details
Indiana State Rural Health Plan
Summary of the economic, workforce, and healthcare needs of the counties in Indiana served by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes data and statistics regarding healthcare workforce, morbidity and mortality rates, population trends, health professional shortage areas, and CAH indicators.
Date: 07/2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Office of Rural Health view details
Louisiana Rural Health Plan 2011-2015
A guide lending direction for rural healthcare, and the development and delivery of health services in rural Louisiana with a focus on strengthening partnerships with providers, rural communities, and other state and federal stakeholders. Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Healthcare Access view details
Maryland Rural Health Plan 2018
Details the current state of rural healthcare in Maryland, including areas of need, success of existing health plans, and corresponding recommendations. Presents county-level data, including the health priorities for each rural county.
Maryland Rural Health Plan Website
Date: 2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Maryland Rural Health Association view details
Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: A State Rural Health Plan 2008-2012
Assessed the health status in Michigan's rural areas based on the Michigan Rural Health Profile, Delphi Survey results, and the Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: April 2008 - April 2012: Final Report. Identified three key rural health issues to be addressed which include: availability and accessibility to healthcare services; recruitment and retention of healthcare providers (nurses, physician assistants, dentists, physicians, and allied health); and healthy lifestyles.
Author(s): John Barnas, Lonnie Barnett, Traci Wightman, et al. Date: 04/2008 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health view details
Mississippi State Rural Health Plan
Describes plans for implementing and developing healthcare services, provides a definition for rural areas of the state, and defines rural facilities. Includes demographic statistics and core health indicators.
Date: 02/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health view details
Missouri 2010-2013 Rural Health Plan
Identifies and addresses 4 priority rural health issues
in Missouri, including: access to affordable health care,
transportation, emergency services, and lack of rural
Date: 04/2011 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care view details
Montana State Rural Health Plan
Plan to shape the development of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in Montana. Includes information on trends, challenges, and methods to ensure access to quality healthcare across the state. Features updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services view details
Nevada Rural Health Plan
Describes the health status and healthcare delivery in rural and frontier areas of Nevada, and conveys a plan consistent with the national Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program to improve access to quality healthcare services in these areas.
Date: 04/2008 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Nevada State Office of Rural Health view details
New Mexico Rural Health Plan
Presents the results of a rural health strategic planning project to develop recommendations for improving the health status and healthcare services in rural New Mexico. Report includes a definition of rural, rural health priority assessment, identified rural health priorities of local communities, and offers program and policy recommendations.
Date: 06/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health view details
North Dakota Flex Program and Critical Access Hospital State Rural Health Plan
Assesses and identifies pressing current conditions of rural health services and systems, focusing on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These conditions are workforce, access, finance, health information technology, community and economic development, quality, emergency medical and trauma services, networking, and system reform. Report also recommends strategic approaches to address these topics of concern.
Author(s): Marlene Miller, Brad Gibbens, Christine Lennon, Mary Wakefield Date: 12/2008 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health view details
Ohio Rural Health Improvement Plan
Overviews plans and strategies to improve health in rural Ohio with evidence-based decisions. Includes demographic and statistical breakdowns of rural populations related to health conditions and healthcare access. Also includes a list of priority factors for 2020-2022, including tobacco use, poverty, and access to care, among others, as well as a list of health outcomes rankings for all counties in the state.
Date: 06/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Rural Health Association, Ohio State Office of Rural Health, Ohio University view details
The Oklahoma Rural Health Care Plan 2000
Provides a framework for the improvement of health for rural populations in Oklahoma with a focus on the development and implementation of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
Date: 2000 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Rural Health view details
Rural Health Care: A Strategic Plan for Washington State
Explores ways to transform the rural healthcare system in
Washington State. Describes the challenges that rural
communities face. Provides rural versus urban statistics on
reimbursement and special programs.
Date: 2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Washington State Hospital Association view details
South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan
Describes South Carolina's plan to improve rural health outcomes, including 5 areas of focus, 15 recommendations, and 50+ action steps, intended to spur progress over the following 3-5 years. Focus areas include access to care, community assets leadership and engagement (CALE), economic development, education, and housing.
Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health view details
State of Georgia Rural Health Care Plan
Presents data, priorities, best practices, and key resources for community and state agencies to use as a toolkit to promote programs and policies for rural health. Features county-level statistics including key health indicators comparing rural and urban Georgia.
Date: 08/2000 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State Office of Rural Health view details
Utah Rural Health Plan
Describes Utah's rural healthcare system, the organizations
comprising the healthcare safety net, and the environment
in which those organizations provide healthcare services.
Prioritizes specific rural health issues identified by
hospital surveys, health assessments, and interviews with
key rural health stakeholders.
Date: 02/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health view details
Virginia Rural Health Plan 2022-2026
Identifies key objectives and priorities for rural health in Virginia including broadband access, healthy housing, transportation, nutrition and food security, maternal and child health, access to healthcare services, behavioral health, aging in place, and workforce development. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and nonrural areas.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health view details