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Key Contact for Indiana
Indiana State Office of Rural Health
Promotes the rural healthcare workforce and delivery systems in the state of Indiana and helps to coordinate efforts and resources. Supports the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). Works within the Indiana State Department of Health's Office of Primary Care.
Indiana Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate
Indiana Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Indiana
5.2% of the Indiana residents lack any health insurance
(Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service, the average per capita income for all Indianans
in 2020 was $51,926, with the rural per capita income at
$46,092. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that
the poverty rate in rural Indiana is 11.0%, compared with
11.7% in urban areas of the state. 12.7% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 10.1% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Indiana is at 3.0% while in
urban Indiana it is at 3.7% (USDA-ERS, 2021).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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