RUPRI Director Keith Mueller to Testify at May 16 U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Rural Health

RUPRI’s Director, Keith Mueller, has been invited to testify at a hearing on rural health by the United States Senate Committee on Finance on May 16. The hearing Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities will be livestreamed starting at 10 am EST. Follow the livestream HERE. Dr. Mueller’s testimony will be posted when …

RUPRI Research on COVID Featured in Scientific American Article on Rural Mortality

Research on Nonmetropolitan COVID-19 Cases & Death Rates from the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis was featured in a December 14, 2022 Scientific American® article on mortality rates in rural. The article, People in Rural Areas Die at Higher Rates Than Those in Urban Areas by Tanya Lewis, highlights RUPRI’s ongoing COVID tracking …

Keith Mueller Appointed to HHS Rural Health Equity Expert Panel

RUPRI’s Keith Mueller has been selected by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to serve on a Delphi Panel tasked with developing consensus on a standard definition for “rural health equity.” A Delphi Panel is a selected panel of experts that participate in a structured process to arrive at a group opinion or …

Highlights Video: RUPRI Collaborations in Rural Arts & Cultural Wealth Practice & Scholarship Convening

In March 2022, RUPRI invited rural artists, culture bearers, art community leaders, and rural researchers in arts and cultural wealth to a two-day convening to discuss practice and scholarship collaborations in rural arts & cultural wealth. The event was sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Please enjoy highlights from the conversation.

RUPRI Convenes Artists and Researchers to Discuss Rural Arts & Cultural Wealth

March 2022 In a convening sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and USDA, RUPRI hosted Collaborations in Rural Arts & Cultural Wealth Practice & Scholarship, a two-day virtual gathering of rural artists, culture bearers, community thought leaders, and the research community. These leaders came together to engage in conversation about advancing our understanding of …

Listen to Dr. Keith Mueller Interview on Rural Health Leadership Radio Podcast. April 2022

Listen to Podcast Here If you could hit the reset button on healthcare policy, what would you change? In this week’s episode, Dr. Keith Mueller shares his thoughts on what he would improve given the chance to hit the policy reset button, particularly in rural healthcare. “The pandemic taught us we need flexibility to move …

RUPRI Partner Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Highlighted in The Hill Newspaper

“Use infrastructure dollars to support our democracy”, a recent commentary in The Hill newspaper, featured the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) as an example of a local civic organization worth investing in to strengthen our nation’s communities. The authors write, “In Kentucky, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) is a creative leadership program designed to build confidence, grow social …