Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Organizations
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The principal federal government agency responsible for measuring labor force statistics, including data on unemployment. Part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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 these programs.
Health Resources and Services Administration
The primary federal agency for improving healthcare for people who are geographically isolated and those who are economically or medically vulnerable. Helps those in need of high quality primary healthcare, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, and mothers. Supports health professions training, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in healthcare delivery. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
An international consortium of academic institutions and research organizations. Focuses on research in the social and behavioral sciences and provides a searchable collection of data sources on aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, and other topics.
National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
A national resource for health workforce research and 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.
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.
State Health Access Data Assistance Center
Provides data collection and analysis services. Focuses on
state and federal health policy, health insurance
exchanges, payment and delivery system reform, Medicaid,
population health, and barriers to healthcare coverage and
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 U.S.
USDA Economic Research Service
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.
Last Reviewed: 12/16/2022