Rural Health System Analysis and Technical Assistance ProgramA. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS
Deputy Director: Keith J. Mueller, PhD
The purpose of this Rural Health System Analysis and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement (RHSATA) is to analyze rural implications of changes in the organization, finance, and delivery of healthcare services in the US, to inform policy makers and rural healthcare providers about how these changes may affect them, and to assist rural communities and providers transition to a high performance rural health system. The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis (University of Iowa in partnership with Washington University), in collaboration with Stratis Health and Stroudwater Associates, will contribute to public policy and health system change by assessing rural impacts of national and state policies and helping rural providers to navigate the evolving healthcare system to sustain and improve local services.