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Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health Organizations

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The principal federal government agency responsible for measuring labor force statistics, including data on unemployment and disability status.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Operates the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national healthcare programs that benefit millions of Americans. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Website includes access to research, statistics, and data related to their programs.
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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Works to improve and expand access to quality health care for all. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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An international consortium of academic institutions and research organizations. Focuses on research in the social and behavioral sciences and hosts 21 specialized collections of data on aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, and other topics.
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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Primary federal agency for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. Part of the U.S. Department of Education.
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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The principal health statistics agency for the U.S. Compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve health.
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National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
A national resource for health workforce data. Provides policymakers with information and data to help them make decisions regarding health workforce education, training, and delivery of care. Analyzes the supply, demand, distribution, and education of the nation’s health workforce to support health workforce planning.
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ResDAC (Research Data Assistance Center)
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractor that provides assistance to academic, government, and nonprofit researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research.
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State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
Provides services related to data collection and analysis. Focuses on state health policy, healthcare access, health insurance exchanges, payment and delivery system reform, Medicaid, and related topics.
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U.S. Census Bureau
Provides statistics, data, surveys and other programs on the population, economics, education, foreign trade, housing, construction, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture and more of the United States.
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USDA Economic Research Service (USDA ERS)
Anticipates trends and emerging issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. Conducts economic research on these topics to inform and enhance public and private decision making.
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Last Reviewed: 1/31/2018