RUPRI Health Panel: Rural Policy Analysis and Applications

Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319.384.3825
Website: View center's website

Director: Charles W. Fluharty

This cooperative agreement between the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Rural Policy Research Institute is intended to inform policy makers, community leaders, healthcare providers, and other rural leaders about health and human services policy issues. RUPRI Rural Health Panel has developed a unique role in providing policy relevant analysis of rural health services delivery to nonprofessional audiences. Since 1993 the Panel has built a particular expertise linking policy suggestions to broader conceptual frameworks. The Panel has received support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The RUPRI Health Panel envisions rural healthcare that is affordable and accessible for rural residents through a sustainable health system that delivers high quality, high value services. A high performance rural health system, informed by the needs of each unique rural community, will lead to greater community health and well-being.