Rural and Underserved Health Research Center

Research conducted at the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center expands the breadth of knowledge available about the organization, coordination, strategizing, and efficiency of health services and policies in impoverished and underserved rural communities.

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About the Research Center

Research conducted at the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center expands the breadth of knowledge available about the organization, coordination, strategizing, and efficiency of health services and policies in impoverished and underserved rural communities. The specific aims of the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center are to:

  • Advance understanding of effective means of organizing health services, facilitating access, and improving population health in rural America, especially in areas with low median household incomes, high poverty and unemployment rates, and low educational levels.
  • Disseminate research findings to inform health policy makers, health system managers, and providers about how to better organize and deliver health services, with the goal of reducing inequities in care and improving population health in rural communities.

Research History

The Rural Health Research Centers are funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Currently, Centers are funded through a four-year cooperative agreement. This research Center has produced research products funded by FORHP during the following years.

  • 2017 - current