RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy AnalysisKeith J. Mueller, PhD
Deputy Director: A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS
The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis is based at the University of Iowa, in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the College of Public Health. The Center focuses on rural healthcare financing/system reform, rural systems building, and meeting the healthcare needs of special rural populations. Specific objectives include the following: Conducting original research and independent policy analysis that provides policymakers and others with a more complete understanding of the implications of health policy initiatives and disseminating policy analysis that ensures policymakers will consider the needs of rural healthcare delivery systems in the design and implementation of health policy.