The State Flex Program at 10 Years: Strengthening Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Communities


To understand the priorities and accomplishments of state Flex Grant Programs, members of the Flex Monitoring Team asked Flex Coordinators to identify and discuss their states' three most successful initiatives in the past two years. Interviews were conducted during February 2007 with Flex Coordinators and State Office of Rural Health staff (SORH) in all 45 states. The listed publication is a policy brief; the full report will be available in the fall of 2007. Report produced by the Flex Monitoring Project, funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy.

Maine Rural Health Research Center, North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
John Gale, Jennifer Lenardson, Walter Gregg, Michelle Casey, Indira Richardson, Stephen Rutledge