Rural Health


Health Care provider holding a child: Copyright iStock Photos Investing In America's Health: A State-by-State Look at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts (PDF | 2.88 MB)

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

April 2013 Issue Report that provides an examination of "public health funding and key health facts" in a state by state analysis.

Stack of books with Computer mouse: Copyright iStock Photos Rural Health: In the Library's Rural Collection

United States Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library. Rural Information Center.

Type of Material: Book
Author(s): Deana L. Molinari, Angeline Bushy, editors.
Title: The Rural Nurse: Transition to practice.
Published: New York: Springer Pub. Co., c2012.
Description xxv, 377 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

Find this book at your own Library through WorldCat. Or use one of your favorite booksellers to purchase this book. USDA Employee? Use the Login Form to request this title.

Medical professional holding a stethescope: Copyright iStock Photos Rural Border Health Chartbook, September 12, 2012

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

"...chartbook adds to existing knowledge regarding conditions in the border region by examining potential geographic and ethnic disparities among U.S. border residents. Our chartbook describes select indicators related to access to care, women's preventive services, oral health, infectious and communicable diseases and mental health that have been previously identified as serious disparities warranting programmatic and policy interventions. We examine these issues among residents of the four border states, Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, comparing indicators by ethnicity (Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic), rurality (rural vs. urban), and proximity to border (border vs. non-border)."

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." "

Logo for Public Health Partners Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (PDF | 217.43 KB)

United States Health and Human Services.  National Library of Medicine. Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce.

Find Health People 2020 Structured Evidenced Queries through the Public Health Partners Web site.  These queries "search high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific literature to identify research evidence for selected Healthy People 2020 objectives."  Use the handout linked here to help you navigate your search.

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.

Computer keyboard for database research. Rural Assistance Center

DHHS. Office of Rural Health Policy.

"Rural Assistance Center was established as a rural health and human services "information portal.""

Girl being measured by a medical professional National Rural Health Association

National Rural Health Association.

A national nonprofit organization with a mission "to provide leadership on rural health issues."

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.

Maine Rural Health Research Center Publications

Maine Rural Health Research Center.

"Maine Rural Health Research Center offers working papers, research and policy briefs,and selected publications."