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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources

ICPSR: Find and Analyze Data
A searchable collection of data, research studies, and publications on topics related to social and behavioral sciences. Most data sources included are public-use files with no access restrictions. Includes data from rural studies, as well as data sources that include rural-focused variables.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: ICPSR
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CRCAIH: All Training and Resources
A collection of training materials and other supporting resources to increase tribal communities' capacity for research and increase the amount of quality, innovative research in American Indian health. Includes tools focused on research methodology, research regulation, culture, community engagement, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health
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Rural Health Research Gateway Videos
Collection of videos featuring rural health researchers discussing their work and describing the role of the federally-funded rural health research centers.
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Rural Taxonomy of Population and Health-Resource Characteristics
Identifies and classifies comparable rural communities and places based on features associated with population and health resources. Contains documentation on the development and the methodology of the taxonomy, and a U.S. map, state maps, and tables of rural Primary Care Service Areas (PCSA) classified by their taxonomy.
Additional links: Policy Brief, Technical Report
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Health Workforce Research Centers
Information on the centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to conduct policy-relevant research on the health workforce.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress)
Offers a searchable database of ongoing health services research and public health projects, including rural health research projects.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Rural Health Research Gateway
Provides access to all of the research and findings of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers. Covers current and completed research projects and publications resulting from those projects. Includes information about the research centers and individual researchers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation Topic Guide
An overview of rural health research, needs assessments, and program evaluation, with tools and resources to support these activities. Discusses the roles each of these activities play in helping rural stakeholders understand rural health needs and identify effective interventions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Research Centers and Analysis Initiatives
Identifies currently and previously funded Federal Office of Rural Health Policy rural health research centers and rural health policy analysis initiatives.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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