RUPRI Rural Health Value Hosts Webinars: Let’s Talk About CHART – Financial Model. February 4, 2:00-3:30 ET

CHART Model Through the new Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model, CMS aims to continue addressing disparities by providing a way for rural communities to transform their health care delivery systems by leveraging innovative financial arrangements as well as operational and regulatory flexibilities. The Rural Health Value team has been hosting “Let’s Talk […]

Webinar: Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model – Overview

August 18, 2020 The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model team will be hosting an overview webinar on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear an overview of the CHART Model, including its objectives, eligible participants and their roles, payment options, and timeline. Participants […]

Policy Opportunities for Advancing Rural Health

This presentation describes the transformation in the finance and delivery of health systems as well as exploring social determinants of health. High-performance rural health systems are influenced by policy actions. Presented by Keith Mueller (PhD), Andrew Coburn (PhD), Jennifer Lundblad (PhD), Timothy McBride (PhD) at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Health Association in […]

Meeting Needs in Rural Health Research, Action, Policy

In this presentation, we discuss the changing landscape of rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), new models of care delivery, and community responses to loss of service. Presented by Keith J. Mueller, PhD (The University of Iowa and Director of RUPRI) to the American Health Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference on February 5, 2019. View […]

Insuring Rural America: Health Insurance Challenges and Opportunities

This presentation discusses the economic theory and the potential of regulated markets as well as rural-specific issues such as network information and adequacy. Policy opportunities and recommendations are also touched upon. Presented by Timothy D. McBride (PhD) and Abigail R. Barker (PhD) from the Rural Policy Research Institute on September 17, 2018. View Presentation

Teresa Kittridge Presents at the Rural Policy Forum

Teresa Kittridge presented a Keynote Presentation at the 2018 Rural Policy Form, held August 8-10, 2018, in Wickenburg, Arizona. This gathering of  rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, tribal communities, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities is unlike anything of its kind. The forum is presented by  the Local First […]

Delta Regional Authority’s Back To Your Roots 2018 Conference

May 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm DESCRIPTION Back To Your Roots 2018 is pleased to bring you three internationally renowned Masters in their fields, Dr. Chuck Fluharty, President & CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute, Jean-Martin Fortier, Farmer & Author, The Market Gardener, and Joel Salatin, Third Generation Farmer & Author: […]

Building Partnerships in Rural America

This presentation explains the work of RUPRI and how it has utilized with communities and addresses the importance and critical need of arts and culture to rural regions. It also speaks of collective impact investing and what it can do as an economic support system. Presented by Teresa Kittridge, Vice President of Rural Policy Research […]

RUPRI President & CEO delivers keynote at NACo Placemaking Challenge Workshop

RUPRI President and CEO Chuck Fluharty delivered the keynote presentation at the National Association of County’s Placemaking Challenge Workshop, held March 28th-30th in Des Moines, Iowa. About the NACo Placemaking Challenge: As public funding becomes increasingly strained, counties must search for and employ new strategies to improve their communities and local economies. NACo, in partnership […]

Dr Keith Mueller, RUPRI Health Panel Chair presents at Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States

January 17, 2018 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ETBipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005 To better understand the challenges and opportunities rural communities face with health care delivery and infrastructure, the Bipartisan Policy Center led an effort over the past 6 months to learn from […]

NACo Webinar:Building Arts-Driven Community and Economic Development Solutions for Your County

December 12, 2017 Join us on December 12th at 2:00 -3:15 EST for this interactive webinar to learn how counties are improving their economies and building thriving communities by leveraging their creativity and their arts and culture assets. Local communities will discuss their creative solutions to local challenges. AGENDA Introduction to webinar (Jenna Moran, Program […]

Accessing Behavioral Health Services in Rural Communities

This presentation explains the concepts of affordability and availability as well as broadening network of participating local organizations to include social services. It also discusses the future of health homes and behavioral health services. Presented by Keith J. Mueller, PhD (College of Public Health, University of Iowa) at the National Academies on November 14, 2017. […]

Rural Health and the Law: Emerging Issues and Trends

This presentation discusses the transformation underway as a result of payer policies designed to improve the value and outcomes of health care while attempting to slow cost growth. It also touches on gaps affecting rural people, places, and providers. Presented by Jennifer P. Lundblad, PhD (President and CEO, Stratis Health; Member RUPRI Health Panel) on […]

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Adjacent-Possible Innovation, Collective Impact, and the Power of Owning a New Rural Narrative- Comprehensive Rural Wealth

This presentation considers the Rural/Urban Tension in Place-based Policy as well as rural innovators. It will also discuss communities challenged by material poverty.  Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Executive Academy, Delta Leadership Institute on October 25, 2017 in Potosi, Missouri. View Presentation

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Adjacent-Possible Innovation, Collective Impact, and the Power of Owning a New Rural Narrative- Comprehensive Rural Wealth

This presentation considers the Rural/Urban Tension in Place-based Policy as well as rural innovators. It will also discuss communities challenged by material poverty. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Arkansas Community Development Society Annual Conference on October 24, 2017 in Conway, Arkansas. View Presentation

Creative Cities/Creative Countrysides: “Rural Cities”, Micropolitan Regions, and Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking

This presentation rethinks rural wealth, sustainable economic development and cultural equity. It also discusses micropolitan leadership in rural/urban collaboration as well as the Ottumwa Opportunity. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Main Street Ottumwa Better Block Summit on October 11, 2017. View Presentation

Creative Cities/Creative Countrysides: “Rural Cities”, Micropolitan Regions, and Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking

This presentation rethinks rural wealth, sustainable economic development and cultural equity. It also discusses micropolitan leadership in rural/urban collaboration as well as Paducah, our national micropolitan exemplar. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the the 2017 UNESCO Creative Cities Annual Meeting on September 26, 2017 in Paducah, Kentucky. […]

Some Thoughts About the Crossroads Opportunity

This presentation discusses our current ‘disruptive milieu’ and the rural/urban tension in place-based policy. It will mainly touch base on rural futures as well as Crossroads. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Smithsonian National Planning Meeting on September 19, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. View Presentation

NACRHHS Webinar: Policy Briefs on Emergency Care Models and Rural Opioid Misuse Implications

September 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) has released two new policy briefs with recommendations to the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on ways to address pressing issues. The first, Alternative Models to Preserving Access to Emergency Care, examines […]

RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty presents at National Energy Conference 2016 – Building a Resilient West Virginia: Taking Control of the Mountain State’s Future

April 8, 2016  Coal communities in the Central Appalachian region are bearing the consequences of a global energy transition. Demand for coal continues to decline as utilities switch to natural gas-fired generation and renewable energy resources, while regulation of fossil fuel pollutants has become more stringent due to concerns about public health and the global […]

Rural “Adjacent Possible” Innovation: Systems Thinking for Collective Impact, Beyond the Health Sector

This presentation discusses the four rural considerations which includes our ‘disruptive milieu’, systems thinking: rural advantage, regional rural innovation, and new rural opportunities. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Iowa Center for Rural Health and Primary Care Advisory Committee on March 7, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa. […]

Webinar: Are some Rural Areas of the US seeing a Drop in Life Expectancy and Increased Mortality? —– RUPRI National Policy Programs Director, Jocelyn Richgels will be presenting

January 28, 2016 The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services will host a Webinar on January 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET on its recent Policy Brief Mortality and Life Expectancy in Rural America. Webinar Panelists:The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair of the NACRHHSWayne Myers, MDCurt Mueller, PhDAlana Knudson, PhDJocelyn B. Richgels Recent articles […]

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Capturing the “Adjacent Possible” Innovations

This presentation answers the questions of: Innovating What? Diversifying How? Transitioning Where? Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Coal-Reliant Communities Innovation Challenge Workshop in Charleston, West Virginia on November 19, 2015. View Presentation

Creating Collective Impact: The SOAR Approach

This presentation discusses the SOAR Program of work and the goals with each step. It also touches base on prioritizing and the framework for regional rural innovation. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to “Building a Better Future for Coal Workers and their Communities” Workshop on November 13, 2015 […]

Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places: Collective Impact Investing, Adjacent-Possible Innovation, and the Power of a New Rural Narrative

This presentation explains the global rationale for “Regional Rural Innovation” as well as rural imperatives. It will also touch base on challenging the hegemony of the urban metaphor, in a disruptive milieu. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, rural Policy Research Institute) to the Delta Leadership Institute in Memphis, Tennessee on October 21, […]

Burn The Maps – Matthew Fluharty

The demographics and economic realities of rural America are shifting. The dividing lines between country and city spheres are increasingly fluid. Art of the Rural founder, Matthew Fluharty, makes a case for rejecting calcified notions of “rural art” and redrawing a geography of the cultural center (and periphery) accordingly. It is significant that the common […]

Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places: Collective Impact Investing, Adjacent-Possible Innovation, and the Power of a New Rural Narrative

This presentation explains the global rationale for “Regional Rural Innovation” as well as rural imperatives. It will also touch base on challenging the hegemony of the urban metaphor, in a disruptive milieu. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, rural Policy Research Institute) to the Delta Leadership Institute in Point Clear, Alabama on July […]

SOAR as a Collective Impact Model: Lessons for Rural Health and Human Services

This presentation discusses the SOAR Program of work and the goals with each step. It also touches base on prioritizing and the framework for regional rural innovation. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services on May 27, 2015 at Natural […]

Increasing Citizen Engagement and Trust: The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Model

The presentation discusses the three phases of SOAR development as well as collective impact success. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to 10th OECD Rural Development Conference “National Prosperity through Modern Rural Policy” on May 20, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. View Presentation

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Capturing the “Adjacent Possible” Innovations

This presentation answers the questions of: Innovating What? Diversifying How? Transitioning Where? Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Coal-Reliant Communities Innovation Challenge Workshop in Pikeville, Kentucky on April 23, 2015. View Presentation

Transitioning to a High Performance Rural Health System

This presentation discusses how hospitals should respond and why response should be other than incremental adjustment. It will touch base on change and how it creates opportunities as well as threats. Presented by Keith J. Mueller, PhD (Director, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) and Charles W. Fluharty, M. Div. (President, Rural Policy Research […]

Philanthropic Investment in Rural America: The Real Story and How We Can Change It

This presentation touches upon the rural need and the rationale for philanthropic investment. It also discusses the place of the public sector in private philanthropy. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the 2014 HAC Rural Housing Conference on December 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. View Presentation

Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places: “Adjacent Possible” Design Thinking and Collective Impact Investing for Healthier Rural People and Communities

This presentation recalibrate the rural/urban paradigm and dialogue as well as challenging the hegemony of the urban metaphor in a disruptive milieu. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Transforming Safety and Health in the Heartland Conference in Ankeny, Iowa on November 19, 2014. View Presentation

Transition Issues in Appalachia and Other Coalfield Communities: The SOAR Story

This presentation goes through the SOAR Program of Work for 2014 as well as working group mandates. It will also discuss collective impact success and priorities for 2015. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the White House Meeting on Energy Sector Transition on October 23, 2014. View Presentation

Recommitting to Rural America: The Expanding Crisis of Rural Poverty and its Effects

This presentation views rural poverty as well as rural economic and structural challenges. It also looks into reframing the rural/urban dialectic. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Council On Foundations 2014 Philanthropy Exchange on June 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. View Presentation

The Affordable Care Act and Marketplace Coverage: Implications for Rural Areas

This presentation discusses RUPRI Center’s Work on Marketplaces and Insurance coverage as well as variations in premium and cost. Presentation by Timothy D. McBride, Abigail Barker, Leah Kemper and Keith Mueller at the 75th Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services University of Nebraska Medical Center. The meeting was in […]

Rural Health Strategies for a Value-Based Future

This presentation touches on rural health context as well as transfer of financial risk. It will also discuss redefine, redesign and a toolbox for value. Presented by A. Clinton MacKinney (Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) at the ASHNHA Conference in Anchorage, Alaska on April 22, 2014. View Presentation

Broadband Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities in Rural America

This presentation explores rural and urban definitions and what makes an area rural/urban. It also discusses population dynamics and challenges in rural and urban areas. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) at the Rural Broadband Workshop Federal Communications Commission on March 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. View Presentation

Economies in Transition: Charting the Path Forward for Coal Dependent Regions: Lessons Learned from SOAR and IRRRB

This presentation maps out the framework for regional rural innovation and the eight forms of rural wealth. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the WVU 2014 Energy Conference in Morgantown, WV on February 24, 2014. View Presentation

Transitioning to a Value-Based Health Care Future

This presentation discusses the climate of change in health care, payment policies and price reduction threats. It will also touch base on the Affordable Care Act. Presented by A. Clinton MacKinney (Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) at the Improving Health in a Climate of Change NACo in San […]

Pondering RA’s Future: Organized Prescience in a Disruptive Milieu

This presentation touches base on three “visions” which is hoped to frame our future. It also explores the changing context for Rural Action’s mission and vision based on current rural trends. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Rural Action’s 22nd Annual Meeting Lake Hope Lodge in Mac […]

How to Succeed by Trying: Adapting to Change

This presentation discusses important ways rural hospitals need to think about adapting to the changing policy and demographic landscape. Presented by Keith Mueller (Director, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) for the Rural Hospital Conference Colorado Hospital Association in Colorado Springs, CO on May 8, 2013. View Presentation