The RUPRI Health Panel has released a new paper, Advancing Population Health in Rural Places: Key Lessons and Policy Opportunities. This paper advances policy discussion of population health in rural places, focusing on the role of rural health care organizations. Lessons from ongoing programs provide policy considerations. Medicare and Medicaid programs should prioritize staff and infrastructure development, flexibility in covered benefits, and further expansion of telehealth
Paper Authors include Panel Chair Keith J. Mueller, PhD and Guest Author Delaney P. Bounds, MPH, University of Iowa J.D. Candidate. Panel Members contributed to this report.