Rural Health Research Gateway Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

There are no webinars scheduled at this time. If you would like to suggest a webinar, please email info@ruralhealthresearch.org.

Archived Webinars

  • Preparing a Strong Rural Health Message
    Presented Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Hear from the Principal Investigators of the Rural Health Research Gateway and the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub). Learn about the rural health resources, and research that are freely available through these sites, and how to use the information to develop a strong rural health message for decision makers, the public, and others. Finally, hear from a guest speaker, Dr. David Schmitz, who serves as the current president of the National Rural Health Association. He will speak to how he has used both Gateway and RHIhub to develop products and messages that made an impact on the health of rural residents!

  • Obstetric Care Quality and Access for Rural U.S. Women
    Presented Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Katy Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and Director of Research at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center will present findings from recent studies on the quality of obstetric care in rural hospitals, the workforce providing obstetric care in rural areas, and the predictors of non-local childbirth for rural women. The focus of this presentation is on understanding whether rural pregnant women have access to the care they need, and whether rural hospitals have the capacity to meet the needs of rural women and families.

  • Ups and Downs: Trends in Rural Children’s Access to Care
    Presented Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Jan Probst, PhD, Professor, University of South Carolina, and Director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center will present findings from a study based on the National Surveys of Children’s Health. For many groups of rural children, access to care rose between 2003 and 2007, but dipped slightly in 2011-2012.

  • Geographic Variation in Health Insurance Marketplaces: Rural and Urban Trends in Enrollment, Firm Participation, Premiums, and Cost Sharing in 2016
    Presented Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Timothy McBride, PhD, along with Abigail Barker, PhD at the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis will provide an overview of HIM performance in rural areas along several dimensions. They will provide context to the ongoing discussion on the importance of competition in driving positive outcomes for consumers and for the government, followed by policy recommendations and Q&A.

  • Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences
    Presented Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Alana Knudson, PhD, from the North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center, will provide an overview of findings from the recently released study, Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences. This study examines the impact of rurality on mortality and explores regional differences in mortality rates.

  • Impact of the CMS Value-Based Purchasing and Readmission Reduction Programs on Rural Hospitals
    Presented Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Dr. Ira Moscovice and Michelle Casey, MS with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center discussed the impact of the CMS value-based purchasing and readmission reduction programs on rural hospitals.

  • Prevalence of Opioids and the Workforce to Provide Treatment in Rural and Urban Settings
    Presented Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Holly Andrilla from WWAMI, and John Gale along with Jennifer Lenardson from Maine will provide an overview of their research on the prevalence of opioid use disorders in rural and urban settings and discuss issues with regard to workforce and providing treatment. Question and answer will follow.

  • The 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook
    Presented Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Alana Knudson, PhD from the North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center discussed The 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook.

  • Change in Profitability and Financial Distress of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from Loss of Cost-Based Reimbursement
    Presented Friday, October 31, 2014

    Mark Holmes, PhD from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Center discussed the financial performance and condition of Critical Access Hospitals.

  • Change in Profitability and Financial Distress of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from Loss of Cost-Based Reimbursement
    Presented Friday, September 19, 2014

    Mark Holmes, PhD and George H. Pink, PhD from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Center discussed the financial performance and condition of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).