Rural Health Research Centers and Analysis Initiatives

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) currently funds rural health research centers and rural health policy analysis initiatives, located throughout the nation. In previous funding cycles, FORHP has also funded individual researchers and other research centers. All research of these designated centers is conducted on a national scale. See projects currently in progress by all centers.

Map of FORHP-Funded Rural Health Research Center States

Current Research Centers & Areas of Expertise

Maine Rural Health Research Center Maine Rural Health Research Center
Emergency medical services and trauma, Health reform, Hospitals and clinics, Long-term care, Medicaid and CHIP, Mental and behavioral health, Rural Health Clinics, Substance use and treatment, Uninsured and underinsured
RHRPRC North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Frontier health, Health policy, Health services, Workforce
NC RHRC North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Health policy, Healthcare financing, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare
RUPRI RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Health reform, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare payment, Nurses and nurse practitioners, Pharmacy and prescription drugs, Private health insurance
Rural and Underserved Health Research Center Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Black lung disease, Emergency medical services and trauma, Mental and behavioral health, Pharmacy and prescription drugs, Primary care, Substance use and treatment, Suicide
RTRC Rural Telehealth Research Center
Health information technology, Healthcare access, Telehealth
Rural and Minority Health Research Center Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Cancer, Children and adolescents, Health disparities and health equity, Health geography, Health services, Maternal health, Minority health
Southwest Rural Health Research Center Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Border health, Chronic diseases and conditions, Health disparities and health equity, Health law and ethics issues, Opioid use disorder and treatment, Substance use and treatment, Women's health, Public Health Workforce
Minnesota Rural Health Research Center University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Aging, Disabilities, Health disparities and health equity, Healthcare access, Maternal health, Perinatal care, Quality, Quality measurement and improvement, Social determinants of health, Women's health
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Health services, Long-term care, Mental and behavioral health, Substance use and treatment, Workforce

Individual Researchers

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has supported rural health research conducted by individual researchers through the (currently inactive) One-Year Rural Health Research Grant Program:

Policy Analysis Initiatives