2022 Research Publications

Browse the full list of research publications from the Rural Health Research Centers.

Products – Freely accessible products include policy briefs, fact sheets, full reports, chartbooks, and interactive data websites.

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  • Social Cohesion and Social Engagement among Older Adults Aging in Place: Rural/Urban Differences
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2022
    This policy brief examines rural/urban differences in social cohesion and social engagement for older adults aging in place, as well as within-rural differences by race and ethnicity.
  • Evaluating the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2022
    The purpose of this policy brief is to understand the overall experiences of the first grantee cohort (2020-21) of the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program. We pay particular attention to any barriers to or facilitators of successful grant implementation, and the sustainability of programs and acquisition of future funding.
  • High-Performing Rural Health System
    Policy Brief
    RUPRI Health Panel: Rural Policy Analysis and Applications
    Date: 01/2022
    This document updates the RUPRI Health Panel's framework, for a high-performing rural health system, originally published in 2011. It offers a revised vision statement and updates the high-performing rural health system pillars (access, affordability, community health, and quality) and describes an underlying base of equity considerations.
  • An Enhanced Method for Identifying Hospital-Based Obstetric Unit Status
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2022
    The purpose of this methodology brief is to describe an enhanced method for identifying hospital-based obstetric unit status and for identifying closures of obstetric units.
  • Rural Hospitals that Closed between 2017‐20: Profitability and Liquidity in the Year Before Closure
    Policy Brief
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis
    Date: 01/2022
    This brief examines the preclosure profitability and liquidity performance of rural hospitals that closed between 2017‐20 and compare it to the median performance of rural hospitals that remained open during the same year.