Rural Health Research Recaps

The Rural Health Research Centers are committed to providing timely, quality national research on the most pressing rural health issues, often exploring the same topics from various perspectives. Gateway has developed Rural Health Research Recaps to identify the key findings from all of the research centers on specific rural health topics.

2018
  • Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
    Rural Health Research Gateway
    Date: 11/2018

    While studies discuss the implications of income or age on health-seeking behavior, health status, access, or utilization of care, it is imperative to recognize what this means for older and lower-income rural communities. This Recap identifies rural disparities in age, health status, and income.
  • Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
    Rural Health Research Gateway
    Date: 01/2018

    This resource examines opioid use in rural communities, as well as the perceived need for and utilization of treatment for opioid use disorder, based on a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research.
2017
  • Effects of Rural Hospital Closures
    Rural Health Research Gateway
    Date: 12/2017

    From January 2005 through early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals closed in the U.S. This Recap, two of two, provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research on the effects of these closures.
  • Rural Hospital Closures
    Rural Health Research Gateway
    Date: 12/2017

    From January 2005 through early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals closed in the U.S. This Recap, one of two, provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research on hospital closures.
  • Rural Behavioral Health
    Rural Health Research Gateway
    Date: 11/2017

    Rural behavioral health issues are compounded by a lack of access to care, workforce shortages, reimbursement issues, and high rates of un-insured or under-insurance. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research on behavioral health.