Rural Health Research: Gateway's Top Three COUNTDOWN

The Rural Health Research Gateway is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy with the primary purpose of sharing the work of the federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. The annual website analytics offer a glimpse into the public’s rural health research interests.

Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020

  • 59,839 people visited the website viewing 170,588 pages.
  • The Twitter page maintained 1,695 followers with 640 followers on Facebook.
  • The three rural health research webinars hosted by Gateway had a total of:
    • 270 total attendees
    • 141 views of archived recordings
    • 392 views of the online PowerPoints

Top Three Research Products

Research products on Gateway include policy briefs, chartbooks, fact sheets, journal articles, infographics, and more. In the last year, 90 new rural health research products were added to the Gateway website!

  1. Discharge to Swing Bed or Skilled Nursing Facility: Who Goes Where? (February 2014)
    • 529 views
  2. Social Determinants of Health Among the Rural African American Population (July 2019)
    • 516 views
  3. Healthy People 2020 Progress for Leading Causes of Death in Rural and Urban America: A Chartbook (March 2020)
    • 393 views

Top Three Alerts

The Rural Health Research Alert email provides updates when new publications become available. In the last year there were 501 new alert subscribers and Gateway sent 61 alerts.

  1. Process of Identifying Measures and Data Elements for the HRSA School Based Telehealth Network Grant Program
    • 645 views
  2. Rural, Minority Social Determinants of Health
    • 443 views
  3. Occupancy Rates in Rural and Urban Hospitals: Value and Limitations in Use as a Measure of Surge Capacity
    • 422 views

Top Three Recaps

The Rural Health Research Centers are committed to providing timely, quality national research on the most pressing rural health issues, often exploring the same topics from various perspectives. Gateway has developed Rural Health Research Recaps to identify, in one page, the key findings from all of the centers on shared topics.

  1. Healthcare Access and Status Among Rural Children
    • 403 views
  2. Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
    • 397 views
  3. Rural Behavioral Health
    • 380 views

Top Three Topics

When visiting the Gateway website, users can search all products and research projects by topic. In the last year, new topics were also added to include “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”. The top three topics have been in the top three for the last two years. In addition to these top three, Telehealth and Health Disparities and Equity have made the top five two years running.

  1. Substance Use and Treatment
    • 688 views
  2. Healthcare Access
    • 596 views
  3. Mental and Behavioral Health
    • 494 views