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State Office of Rural Health
Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Works to assure quality healthcare services to those living
in rural Nebraska. Promotes programs and activities
including student loan repayment programs, recruitment and
retention, healthcare facilities serving underserved areas,
and State 30 J1 Visa Waiver. Serves as the Nebraska Office
of Primary Care.
Nebraska Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Nebraska Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Nebraska
5.8% of its residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service,
the average per capita income for Nebraskans in 2020 was
$57,570, with the rural per capita income at $54,766. The
ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty
rate in rural Nebraska is 9.9%, compared with 8.8% in
urban areas of the state. 9.0% of the rural population
has not completed high school, while 7.9% of the urban
population lacks a high school diploma according to
2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate
in rural Nebraska is at 2.1%, while in urban Nebraska it
is at 2.7% (USDA-ERS, 2021).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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