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  • Call for Timely Papers on COVID-19 in Rural Areas Details

    The JRH is committed to publishing timely papers pertaining to COVID-19 in rural areas and its consequences for rural health care personnel and organizations. To facilitate rapid publication, we encourage several types of submissions that do not require peer review, but which the Editor may accept or reject. These include commentaries and letters to the editor that describe current problems and innovative solutions pertaining to rural COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and containment. Commentaries are limited to 1500 words and letters to the editor to 400 words, and neither require an abstract.

  • Share Your Community's COVID-19 Innovations Details

    How have families, businesses and key sectors of your community (agriculture, healthcare, human services, schools) had to innovate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? Share the creative ways you are adapting to the current situation with other rural communities. The RHI Hub is looking for best practices, lessons learned, and other examples across a wide range of activities.




  • Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects Details

    Site provides information on hiring grant writing consultants, considerations before applying, creating an evaluation plan, and more.

  • Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Details

    The DLT Program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas.

  • Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program – Competing Continuation Details

    The purpose of the DFC Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaborations to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

  • Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Details

    Initiative provides financial and technical assistance to eligible healthy food retail projects across the country. HFFI aims to provide financial resources and expertise necessary to expand access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities.

  • Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program Details

    HOPE supports planning, engineering and technical studies or financial planning to improve transit services in areas experiencing long-term economic distress. It will also support coordinated human service transportation planning to improve transit service or provide new services such as rides to opioid abuse recovery and treatment.

  • Microsearch Details

    Microsearch is a community-based research approach that supports, with small “seed grant” funding, locally generated and implemented projects leading to local solutions to problems in underserved communities, resulting in big impact.

  • NRHA Rural Health Fellows Program Details

    The Rural Health Fellows program is a yearlong, intensive training program that develops leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.

  • National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury Details

    Applicants are expected to propose multi-disciplinary approaches to develop partnerships for implementing prevention and intervention activities and to serve as a leader in research translation and research-to-practice for the protection of children in agricultural environments throughout the United States. Applicants must describe the occupational health and safety burden(s) addressed in their proposals. In addition, they must link the need for the proposed research and related activities to the planned outputs and outcomes that will help address or alleviate the burdens described.

  • Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Simulation Education Training (SET) Program Details

    The NEPQR-SET program aims to enhance to enhance nurse education and strengthen the nursing workforce through the expansion of experiential learning opportunities, including the use of simulation-based technology, including equipment, to advance the health of patients, families, and communities in rural and medically underserved areas experiencing diseases and conditions that affect public health such as: high burden of stroke, heart disease, behavioral and mental health, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS and or obesity.

  • Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program Details

    The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand behavioral health-related paraprofessionals’ knowledge, skills, and expertise to work as part of an integrated, interprofessional team in a high need and high demand area to support children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD), as well as their family members who are in guardianship roles.

  • Rural Communities Opiod Response Program - Implementation Details

    The purpose of Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation (RCORP-Implementation) is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD), with a focus on rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder.

  • Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Program Details

    Program to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid abuse. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities by strengthening the capacity of multi-sector consortiums to address: prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.

  • Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP-NAS) Details

    The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is an overarching initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural areas at the highest risk for SUD. The goal of the RCORP-Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP- NAS) project is to advance RCORP's overall goal and reduce rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in rural communities by empowering local consortia to create better addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services by improving systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health.

  • Rural Communities Opioid Response Program- Planning Details

    The purpose of RCORP-Planning is to strengthen and expand the capacity of rural communities to engage high-risk populations and provide SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Recipients will conduct planning activities, engage multi-sector consortiums, and participate in the RCORP-Planning learning collaborative. While the primary focus of RCORP-Planning is opioid use disorder, applicants may also choose to address one additional substance of concern in the target population.

  • Rural Community Development Initiative Grants Details

    RCDI grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas.

  • Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant Details

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (Short Title: EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country.

  • Rural Federal Funding Database Details

  • Rural Funding Opportunities Details

    Summaries of funding programs provided by RAC.

  • Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Details

    The purpose of the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) cooperative agreement is to provide technical assistance (TA) that will assist small rural hospitals and rural health clinics (RHCs) in strengthening their foundation in key elements of value-based care including, but not limited to quality, efficiency, patient experience, and safety of care.

  • Rural Residency Planning and Development Program Details

    The purpose of this NOFO is to develop new residency programs to support expansion of the physician workforce in rural areas.

  • Rural Telementoring Training Center Details

    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to train academic medical centers and other centers of excellence in the creation of technology-enabled telementoring learning programs that facilitate the dissemination of best practice specialty care to primary care providers and care teams in rural and underserved areas. These telementoring learning programs will support primary care providers and care teams treating patients with complex chronic conditions.

  • Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant Details

    The primary objective of the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant program is to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers.

  • Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program Details

    The award provided through the Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement is designed to provide support for a four-year research center with a specific concentration on telehealth. It is intended to provide infrastructure to support telehealth services researchers as they explore the complexities of telehealth issues. The cooperative agreement excludes biomedical research.

  • Telehealth Network Grant Program Details

    The goal is for each TNGP recipient, under this NOFO, to analyze the provision of Tele-emergency services under common metrics and protocols that will allow for a multi-site analysis of the effectiveness of those services. Each of the recipients will participate in a broad-scale analysis and evaluation of the program coordinated by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) as well as individual award recipient analysis and evaluation.





  • AAFP Rural Health Matters Details

    Rural America is suffering from a health care crisis, a product of inadequate funding, economic downturn and lack of an appropriate health care workforce. In response, the AAFP has launched Rural Health Matters, an Academy-wide strategic initiative to improve health care in rural communities.

  • CDC Rural Health Details

    The CDC's Rural Health portal provides basic information, data, resources, public health programs, policy options, and success stories.

  • CMS: Rural Health Details

    CMS is taking measureable steps toward improving access to health care for rural populations, including forming a council of experts tasked with addressing rural health issues, engaging stakeholders in rural communities, and partnering with health organizations to raise awareness.

  • Center for Rural and Appalachian Health Details

    The Center for Rural and Appalachian Health was established to improve the health of people living in our region, state, and throughout Appalachia. Their mission is to engage rural and Appalachian communities to advance health and improve quality of life, through research, collaboration, public health workforce development, and community activities.

  • Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture Details

    The mission of USDA's Economic Research Service is to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making. Research topics include agriculture, food and nutrition, food safety, global markets, resources and environment, and rural economy.

  • Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) Details

    Promotes better health care service in rural America.

  • Flex Monitoring Team Details

    The Flex Monitoring Team is a consortium of the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Southern Maine, funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to evaluate the impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program (the Flex Program).

  • MAP Rural Health Workgroup Details

    The MAP Rural Health Workgroup, with oversight from the MAP Coordinating Committee, will provide recommendations on issues related to measurement challenges in the rural population. Additionally, the Workgroup will identify a core set of the best available (i.e., "rural relevant") measures and identify rural-relevant gaps in measurement.

  • National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) Details

    The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America's 61 million rural citizens.

  • National Rural Health Association Details

    National nonprofit membership organization with more than 18,000 members. The association's mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.

  • National Rural Health Resource Center Details

    The National Rural Health Resource Center provides technical assistance, information, tools and resources for the improvement of rural health care. It serves as a national rural health knowledge center and strives to build state and local capacity.

  • Office of Rural Health, Veterans Health Administration Details

    Conducts, coordinates, promotes, and disseminates studies and analyses into issues affecting Veterans living in rural and highly rural areas, in cooperation with the medical, rehabilitation, health services and cooperative studies research programs.

  • Rural Health Information Hub Details

    Rural Health Information Hub (Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)) is a national resource on rural health and human services information. The Website offers online library, coverage of rural issues, state guides, toolkits, program models, and more. Provides customized assistance by phone or email. Funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

  • Rural Health Research Centers and Analysis Initiatives Details

    The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) currently funds eight rural health research centers and three rural health policy analysis initiatives. The Gateway provides access to research and findings of the FORHP-funded Rural Health Research Centers,

  • Rural Health Research Gateway Details

    Federal program that is dedicated entirely to producing policy-relevant research on health care in rural areas. Initiated in 1988, it is administered by the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration.

  • Rural PREP Details

    The Collaborative for Rural Primary care Practice, Research, Education and Practice (Rural PREP) project's mission is to improve and sustain rural health through community engagement and research in primary care health professions education.

  • Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis Details

    Provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America.

  • Southwest Rural Health Research Center Details

    A nationally funded and recognized center established more than a decade ago to address the needs of rural and underserved populations across Texas and the nation. The SRHRC comprises a unique combination of faculty expertise in health policy, health economics, aging, long-term care, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics, and chronic disease.

  • State Rural Health Associations Details

  • The Rural Information Center (RIC) Details

    Provides services for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.