Hospice and palliative care

Completed Projects

Listed by project completion date. You can also view these projects alphabetically.


  • Community Context and Rural Strategies to Support the Oldest Old
    This project developed a chartbook profiling older adults (65 and older) in rural areas and assessed where rural residents ages 85 and older were most likely to live, what rural counties had experienced the fastest growth of those 85 and older, and what strategies were in place or were possible for supporting this population in aging in place.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Aging, Hospice and palliative care, Long-term care, Rural statistics and demographics


  • Rural Hospice Surveys Regarding Family Members & Health Workforce
    This project's two parts surveyed both hospice users' family members and hospice CEOs regarding their health workforce staffing and shortages. The family member survey involved a sample of hospices from a geographically disperse group of states and the CEO survey involving a national random sample of hospice CEOs.
    Research center: North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
    Topics: Hospice and palliative care, Workforce


  • National Study of Home Health Access in Rural America
    This project will develop home health care service areas that will allow for the measurement of access to home health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries who die of cancer, and recommend options for increasing access to home health care in underserved rural areas.
    Research center: FORHP-funded Individual Grantees
    Topics: Cancer, Health services, Home health, Hospice and palliative care, Medicare