Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Funding

Health Care Capital Expenditures in Minnesota - A Data Short Take
Provides an overview of healthcare expenditures in Minnesota. Includes information on spending by commitment size, provider type, and project type. Covers capital expenditures data by distribution and type of service for rural and urban areas in Minnesota from 2007 through 2016.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Economics Program Minnesota Department of Health
view details
Understanding the County Role in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Describes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in terms of its role in the country's social safety-net and the ways counties help fund SNAP services to support low-income residents. Examines disparities in food insecurity between urban and rural areas, and features a county-level map showing food insecurity rates as of 2016. Also describes how SNAP supports local businesses and economies, and helps maintain food access in rural counties.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
view details
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund: How Federal Infrastructure Investment Can Help Communities Modernize Water Infrastructure and Address Affordability Challenges
Provides a recording of U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing addressing storm and wastewater infrastructure and affordability challenges and the potential for federal investments to help. Identifies some health impacts of rural water infrastructure issues. Includes testimony from the National Rural Water Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, a rural development manager, and more.
Additional links: Catherine Flowers Testimony, John Mokszycki Testimony
Date: 03/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, U.S. House of Representatives
view details
Public Witness Hearing — Tribal Programs: Day 1, Morning Session
Provides a recording of a U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies hearing focused on American Indian/Alaskan Native health needs and relevant federal programs and funding, such as the Indian Health Service. Discussions address the impact of the opioid epidemic, murdered and missing indigenous women, health disparities in areas such as diabetes, health workforce recruitment, and more. Includes links to testimonies from tribal chairs and organizations related to tribal health.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Appropriations
view details
Introducing the Rural Philanthropy Toolkit
Webinar recording discusses the new Rural Philanthropy Toolkit, produced through a collaborative between NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the Rural Health Information Hub. Features presenters from NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and Power Up, Speak Out!, as well as a Collective Impact Health Specialist for the Columbia Gorge community.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
view details
Leveraging Private Capital For Underserved Communities and Individuals: A Look Into Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
Recording of a U.S. House hearing on the role of private community development financial institutions in rural and underserved communities. Addresses how they support economic development, health facility expansions, access to healthy foods, and more. Includes testimony from United Bank, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, the Center for Community Investment, and IFF.
Additional links: Annie Donovan Testimony, Joe Neri Testimony
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Appropriations
view details
The 2018 Farm Bill (P.L. 115-334): Summary and Side-by-Side Comparison
Analyzes the 2018 Farm Bill by comparing House and Senate versions of the bill and the previous 2014 bill. Includes important rural provisions addressing substance abuse treatment, telemedicine funding, broadband access, and rural hospital loans.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
view details
Training Tomorrow’s Physicians: Recommendations for Expanding Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
Provides recommendations and action steps for expanding graduate medical education (GME) in California, including in rural and underserved areas. Supports creating a centralized state planning organization to coordinate GME efforts and reviews potential GME funding sources from federal, state, and private sources. Highlights successful examples from other states.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
view details
Rural Development Telecom Awards, 2012-17
Bar chart showing total awards and total recipients by year for USDA Rural Development telecommunications programs, with totals including the Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program, Community Connect Grant Program, and Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details
Project ECHO: Policy Pathways for Sustainability
Examines policy and funding options to provide for the long-term sustainability of Project ECHO, a telehealth mentoring program supporting the health workforce in rural and underserved areas. Offers state and federal policy recommendations, discussing how each would work, action steps, and feasibility.
Author(s): Greg Howe, Allison Hamblin
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
view details