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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Broadband

Mapping Broadband Health in America
Connect2Health mapping tool for visualizing broadband access, demographics, and health data at the national, state, and county levels. Includes a rural filter based on the percent of the population that is rural.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Smart Rural Community
Resources focused on broadband availability and implementation, designating towns as a "Smart Rural Community." Includes white papers, videos, webcasts, and access to models that can be followed to create your own rural telecommunications hub.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
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FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority)
Provides information on the development of a national high-speed wireless broadband public safety network, supporting the work of first responders, including emergency medical services personnel.
Type: Website
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Health Information Technology for Rural and Safety Net Providers
Provides a variety of information, models, and resources to support efforts to increase the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT), including telehealth applications in Minnesota.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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The FCC’s Universal Service Rural Health Care Programs
Describes the telecommunications support available to rural health care providers through the Universal Service program, benefits of the program, how it works and how it is funded.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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