Rural Health

Health Information for Rural Health Providers


Health care provider meeting with a mother and child Office of Rural Health Policy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Federal Office specifically addressing rural health issues.

Mother, Father and 3 children in a group: Copyright iStock Photos Health and Wellness

U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

"The health and wellness program area encompasses a broad array of human science issues including agricultural health & safety, consumer nutrition & health education, health literacy, health in relation to the environment, access to health care and preventive services and community health planning." Includes grant writing and management resources for the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program.

Shortage Designation Criteria

DHHS. Health Resources and Services Administration.

Bar chart Data for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

from the latest data to historical statistics, here is where you find them.

Farm Household Well-Being: Wealth, Farm Programs, and Health Insurance

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Information on health insurance coverage by farm households is provided.

Solders marching with flag Rural Veteran Outreach Toolkit

Veterans Affairs. Office of Rural Health.

"Using this toolkit can increase partnerships between VA and rural communities and enhance VA’s ultimate goal of "Improving the quality of life for Veterans who live in rural communities." "

National Association for Rural Mental Health

National Association for Rural Mental Health.

Frontier Mental Health Services Resource Network

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Database for Rural Health Research in Progress

Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Rural Resources for Rural Behavioral Health

American Psychological Association.

Center for Distance Health

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Center for Distance Health.

..."innovative Center within the College of Medicine that will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to respond to the demands for dynamic, contemporary health care."

National Association of Rural Health Clinics

National Association of Rural Health Clinics.

Colorful honeycomb shaped Logo for Public Health Partners Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce


"A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet."

Graph Rural Health Data and Research

DHHS. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Evidence-Based reports and research activities on rural health.

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative.

"Health Cooperative is owned and operated by thirty-three, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals; the Cooperative's emphasis on developing an integrated network among freestanding entities distinguishes it from alternative approaches."

American Hospital Association: Rural Health Care

American Hospital Association. Section for Small or Rural Hospitals.

Includes topics for hospitals in rural areas.

National Registry of Evidence-based Mental Health and Substance Abuse Interventions Programs and Practices

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

"Online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers."

3RNet - National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network

National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network.

Is made up of not-for-profit organizations that help health professionals locate practice sites in rural and underserved areas throughout the country.

State Offices of Rural Health

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

United States Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Rural Health Center
  • Contact CMS

  • National Center for Health Statistics

    DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Oral Health Funding and Tools

    DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Division of Oral Health.