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Data, Tools, and Statistics

data, tools, statistics, etc. related to rural health and HSR.

  • Agricultural Health Study Details

    A study of cancer and other health outcomes in a cohort of licensed pesticide applicators and their spouses. The study began in 1993 and has had over 89,000 participants.

  • Community Health Needs Assessment Toolkit (2012) images/pdf.gif icon - (Oklahoma State University, National Center for Rural Health Works USA)  Details

    Designed for state level professionals, this toolkit facilitates the community health assessment process in rural hospitals at no or low cost to the hospitals.

  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology)  Details

    HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.

  • Rural America at a Glance, 2016 Edition - (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))  Details

    A USDA report that provides recent socioeconomic indicators in rural areas, including employment, population, poverty, and income trends.

  • Rural Hospital Closure Tracking - (Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research)  Details

    A crowdsourced map and list of rural hospital closures since 2010. Users can submit new closures for addition.

  • Rural Public Health - (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))  Details

    Links to general rural health resources as well as informational topic pages on specific rural health issues. Includes data, best practices, and case studies.

  • Rural Services Integration Toolkit - (Rural Health Information Hub)  Details

    This toolkit identifies evidence-based and promising models and resources that will benefit rural communities seeking to implement services integration programs.

  • The 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook images/pdf.gif icon - (Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center (RHRPRC) USA)  Details

    This chartbook presents statistical data on population demographics, health risk factors, age-specific and cause-specific mortality, access to care, health insurancecoverage, and mental health for urban and rural populations.

Grants, Funding, and Fellowships

Funding and grants specifically related to rural health.

  • Rural Health Network Development Planning Program - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically for entities that do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts.

  • ASHCA Safety Grants Program 2017 - (Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America (ASHCA) USA)  Details

    The ASHCA Safety Grants Program provides financial support for selected agricultural safety and health interventions at the local and/or regional level to provide useful and practical education, training, and/or communication tools that can be shared with the agricultural community to facilitate application of evidence-based safety/health strategies to protect agricultural workers.

  • Frontier Community Health Integration Project Technical Assistance, Tracking, and Analysis Program - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    The purpose of the FCHIP TA Program is to provide technical assistance to ten (10) critical access hospitals (CAHs) selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the FCHIP demonstration to test new approaches to health care delivery, reimbursement, and coordination in sparsely populated rural areas in three states: Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota.

Meetings / Conferences / Webinars

  • Obstetric Care Quality and Access for Rural U.S. Women - (Rural Health Research Gateway USA)  Details

    January 11, 2017 12-1pm ET. Speakers will present findings from recent studies on the quality of obstetric care in rural hospitals, the workforce providing obstetric care in rural areas, and the predictors of non-local childbirth for rural women.

  • Calendar & Events - (National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) USA)  Details

    This website provides a calendar, with links to upcoming webinars and programs.

  • Rural Health Webcast: Laying the Foundation for Health Reform - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  Details

    Webcast Briefing sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Experts answer questions about how some aspects of pending health reform proposals may have a substantial impact on rural care. What provisions in the various reform proposals affect rural health care? What particular challenges need to be overcome in order to improve care delivery in rural areas? What aspects of health reform will require special accommodation in rural areas? Are delivery systems in rural areas currently able to handle the influx of new patients coverage expansion would bring? How does HIT factor into rural reform?

Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications

Rural health services research-related guidelines, journals, and other publications.

  • Rural Economy and Population - Briefs from USDA - (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))  Details

    Find a variety of briefs from the Economic Research Service at the USDA, including Rural Wealth Creation, Health Status and Health Care Access of Farm and Rural Populations, etc.

  • Rural vs. Urban Ambulatory Health Care Review - (Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Administration (HSR&D))  Details

    This systematic literature review examines the evidence regarding potential disparities between rural and urban areas in health care provision and delivery, and how differences in health care may contribute to disparities in health outcomes.

Key Organizations/Programs

Key organizations and programs in rural health.

  • Flex Monitoring Team - (Federal Office of Rural Health Policy)  Details

    The Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Southern Maine (the Flex Monitoring Team), are the recipients of a 5-year cooperative agreement award from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to continue to monitor and evaluate the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program (Flex Program). The monitoring project is assessing the impact of the Flex Program on Critical Access Hospitals and their communities and the role of states in achieving overall program objectives.

  • Office of Rural Health, Veterans Health Administration - (Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Administration (HSR&D))  Details

    Conducts, coordinates, promotes, and disseminates studies and analyses into issues affecting Veterans living in rural and highly rural areas, in cooperation with the medical, rehabilitation, health services and cooperative studies research programs.

  • Rural Health - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    Links to AHRQ evidence reports, activities, and data on rural health.

  • Rural Health Information Hub - (Rural Health Information Hub)  Details

    Rural Health Information Hub (Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)) is a national resource on rural health and human services information. The Website offers online library, coverage of rural issues, state guides, toolkits, program models, and more. Provides customized assistance by phone or email. Funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

  • Rural Health Research Centers and Analysis Initiatives Details

    The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) currently funds eight rural health research centers and three rural health policy analysis initiatives. The Gateway provides access to research and findings of the FORHP-funded Rural Health Research Centers,

  • Rural Health Research Gateway Details

    Federal program that is dedicated entirely to producing policy-relevant research on health care in rural areas. Initiated in 1988, it is administered by the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration.

  • The Rural Information Center (RIC) - (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA))  Details

    Provides services for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.