In this policy brief, researchers examine the focus areas
of the networks funded by the Network Planning Grant
program in order to determine if there are trends in the
scope and substance of rural health networks. Researchers
examined these network focus areas retrospectively in
order to see how they have changed over time.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Jill Tanem, Katie Rydberg, Mariana Tuttle, Mary Gilbertson, Carrie Henning-Smith