Maternal and Obstetric Care Challenges in Rural America: Policy Brief and Recommendations to the Secretary

August 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm More than 700 women a year die of complications related to pregnancy in the U.S., and two-thirds of these deaths are preventable. Maternal mortality is disproportionally affecting black and American Indian/Alaska Native women in the U.S. Additionally, there are disparities between rural and urban populations. According to publicly available […]

Behavioral Health in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities

The prevalence of mental health and substance use diagnoses and unmet treatment needs are not equally distributed, with rural residence being one factor associated with these differences. Moreover, the rural context has proven challenging for ensuring the availability of and access to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery services in rural areas. This paper reviews the […]

Legatum Institute Releases State by State Prosperity Index at American Enterprise Institute

July 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Prosperity entails much more than wealth; it reaches way beyond the financial and into the well-being and character of a nation and its institutions. It is about creating an environment where citizens can reach their full potential. A nation is prosperous when it has an open economy, an […]

Dr. Bruce Weber featured on ERS for Research on SNAP Participation in Oregon

ERS explores the relationship between local economic conditions and the duration of able-bodied adults’ enrollment in SNAP. Researchers, including Dr. Bruce Weber, examine whether improvements in local labor market conditions in Oregon shorten enrollment times for these SNAP recipients.  View Report

RUPRI’s Director of National Policy Programs, Jocelyn Richgels, Discusses Smmertime Experiences of Rural Children

Jocelyn Richgels, director of national policy programs for the Rural Policy Research Institute, was an invited panelist at a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine information gathering session held Sept. 19 in Washington, D.C. The session was convened by the Committee on Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety. The committee, […]

HHS National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Fall Meeting

September 10, 2018 – September 12, 2018 The Secretary’s National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) has scheduled a public meeting for September 10-12. The meeting will be held in CHarlotte, NC, along with site visits to rural North Carolina. Information about NACRHHS and the agenda for this meeting can be found on the NACRHHS website. During the […]

RUPRI Partner, Rural Health Information Hub, Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), a RUPRI partner, celebrates it’s 15th Anniversary this month.  RUPRI co-founded RHIhub with Dr. Mary Wakefield and the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota in 2002 with funding from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Department of Health and Human Services.  Since it’s […]

RUPRI Leader – Interview with Mario Gutierrez on the future of healthcare

We sat down to talk about the future of healthcare with Mario Gutierrez, who serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP). Last year, Gutierrez participated in a panel with TSC Director Pamela Villacorta at the Governor’s Conference on Aging and Disabilities. We asked him about his perspective on the state of […]

National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Social Determinants of Health Webinar

The HHS National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) presented a webinar on March 14 to highlight their findings on social determinants of health from the most recent committee meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  RUPRI Human Service Panel member and NACRHHS Committee member, Kathleen Belanger, participated in the webinar and presented the Committee’s recommendations […]

RHIHub Hosts Webinar on CDC Series on Rural Mortality and Preventable Deaths

A recent CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts. In 2014, many deaths among rural Americans were potentially preventable, including 25,000 from heart disease, 19,000 from cancer, 12,000 from unintentional injuries, 11,000 from chronic lower respiratory disease, and 4,000 from stroke. […]

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 […]

RHIhub Integrating Health & Human Services in Rural Communities Webinar

April 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Rural Health Information Hub and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will introduce a new Rural Services Integration Toolkit designed to help rural communities improve access to health and human services. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), […]

Accountable Care Communities in Rural: Laying the Groundwork in Humboldt County, CA – 2015

This joint paper was authored by members of both the Health and Human Services Panel in June 2015. The paper presents a case for the viability of Accountable Care Community (ACC) models in rural communities, including in rural Humboldt County, California. Accountable Care Communities reflect a unified approach to improving the health and reducing the […]

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 […]

Place-Based Policies and Public Health

Place-Based Policies and Public Health: The Road to Healthy Rural People and Places View Report This joint paper by the RUPRI Health Panel and Human Service Panel examines how effective place-based policies can influence how rural and metropolitan areas develop, how well they function as places to live, work, operate a business, preserve heritage, and […]