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Rural Health Information Hub

Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center


Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health Organizations

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Data is relevant to social and economic issues reflecting the rapidly changing economic conditions, accurate and consistent high statistical quality, and impartial in subject matter and presentation.
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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 entity for collecting and analyzing data that are 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 United States' principal health statistics agency that compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve health.
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National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
Provides detailed state-by-state data on supply, demand, distribution, education, and use of health personnel. Collects, analyzes, and disseminates health workforce information and facilitates national, state and local workforce planning efforts. Monitors trends to assure that all segments of society have access to quality health care professionals providing appropriate health care services in all geographic areas.
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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 non-profit 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)
Provides economic analyses to support a competitive agricultural system, a safe food supply, a healthy, well-nourished population, harmony between agriculture and the environment, and enhanced quality of life for rural Americans.
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Last Reviewed: 11/21/2016