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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Healthcare facilities

HCUPnet
Online tool for accessing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. Provides access to health statistics for hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery settings. Also provides access to population-based healthcare data by county and for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Includes data on diagnoses and procedures, quality indicators, and all stays.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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data.HRSA.gov
Provides access to maps, data, reports, and dashboards covering Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program data, as well as health-related data from external sources. Includes data on HRSA's grants, loan and scholarship programs, health centers, and other public health programs and services. Includes information on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy programs. Previously known as the HRSA Data Warehouse.
Additional links: Rural Health Topic Area, Shortage Areas
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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AHA Rural Health Services
Information on American Hospital Association (AHA) work related to rural hospitals. Includes reports, case studies, webinars, podcasts, and other resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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State and Regional Primary Care Associations Listing
Directory listing address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Journal of Rural Health
Quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of the National Rural Health Association. Includes original research on rural health topics, case studies, articles on rural policy issues, and more. Subscription required.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Public Health Service Act, Section 330
Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act defines the requirements for Health Centers. Title 42 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 6A is the Public Health Service Act, and section 254b is the equivalent of Section 330 of the PHS Act.
Type: Document
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Rural Horizons
Quarterly magazine of the National Rural Health Association featuring articles to engage and educate those working to improve healthcare in rural America.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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CMS Critical Access Hospitals Center
Presents regulations and notices, press releases, program memorandums, and other information from CMS related to the Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 485: Subpart F, Conditions of Participation: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Sets forth the conditions that a hospital must meet to be designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH).
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
Information on the Joint Commission survey process for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) accreditation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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