Jennifer P. Lundblad, PhD, MBA

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis


145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Publications - (8)

  • After Hospital Closure: Pursuing High Performance Rural Health Systems without Inpatient Care
    RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Date: 06/2017
    A new paper describing opportunities for rural communities to develop a high performance rural health system after hospital closure, including three case studies that describe real-world transitions from hospital-based locus of care to new models of care delivery in rural places.
  • Care Coordination in Rural Communities Supporting the High Performance Rural Health System
    RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Date: 06/2015
    This paper examines care coordination programs and processes that affect rural areas to discover what is happening in rural communities, how various programs and approaches are working, who benefits, and to make policy recommendations that will facilitate care coordination efforts in support of high performance rural health system development.
  • The Current and Future Role and Impact of Medicaid in Rural Health
    Rural Policy Analysis and Applications
    Date: 09/2012
    This report outlines and describes the current Medicaid program and its importance to rural America. It also discusses rural implications of program expansion, including whether and how states choose to implement changes.
  • The High Performance Rural Health Care System of the Future
    RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Date: 09/2011
    This project describes a future rural system that would be built on foundations of affordability, accessibility, community focus, high quality, and patient centeredness.
  • Medicare Value-based Payment Reform: Priorities for Transforming Rural Health Systems
    RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Date: 12/2015
    As Medicare moves to value-based payment, healthcare groups are made more accountable for patient health. But the changes have been concentrated in urban areas. Policies meant to strengthen rural health systems are complicating payment and delivery system reform in rural areas. This study examines ways to include rural areas in the changes.
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Impacts on Rural People, Places, and Providers: A First Look
    Rural Policy Analysis and Applications
    Date: 09/2010
    This report summarizes six issue areas of the Affordable Care Act and discusses implications for access to services and improving the health status of rural residents. The issue areas are health insurance coverage; Medicare and Medicaid payment; quality, financing, and delivery system reform; public health; healthcare workforce; and long-term care.
  • Rural Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer
    RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Date: 11/2017
    This paper provides policymakers and other interested stakeholders a primer on the fundamentals of the rural LTSS system, rural access to and use of LTSS, and the opportunities and limitations of current federal and state LTSS policy for advancing rural health system transformation toward a high-performing rural health delivery system.
  • Securing High Quality Health Care in Rural America: The Impetus for Change in the Affordable Care Act
    Rural Policy Analysis and Applications
    Date: 12/2010
    The Affordable Care Act calls for the development of a National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan (National Quality Strategy) that will affect healthcare that is delivered to millions of Americans who live in rural areas and thousands of healthcare providers who care for them.