RUPRI Health Panel Releases a Primer on Rural Long-Term Services and Support

The RUPRI Health Panel released a paper today on long-term services and supports delivery in rural areas. Rural Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer provides policymakers and other interested stakeholders a primer on rural long-term services and supports (LTSS): (1) the fundamentals of the rural LTSS system, (2) rural access to…
RUPRI Partner,  Art of the Rural Program Director Savannah Barrett, interviewed about the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange in the Wall Street Journal

RUPRI Partner, Art of the Rural Program Director Savannah Barrett, interviewed about the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange in the Wall Street Journal

“What we have found is that it’s really difficult to hate someone you’ve had deep, meaningful, transformative experiences with—and whose community you’ve really come to value because you’ve felt welcome and appreciated there.” –Savannah Barrett, Director of Programs at Art of the Rural and Co-founder of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange…

RUPRI Health Panel Considers Alternatives to Inpatient Hospital Care in a High Performing Rural Health System

RUPRI Health Panel Considers Alternatives to Inpatient Hospital Care in a High Performing Rural Health System

The RUPRI Health Panel describes opportunities for rural communities to develop a high performance rural health system after hospital closure, including three case studies that describe real-world transitions from hospital-based locus of care to new models of care delivery in rural places. After Hospital Closure: Pursuing High Performance Rural Health System…

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

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…

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

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…

RUPRI Health Center releases report on the Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs

RUPRI Health Center releases report on the Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs

The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has analyzed Medicaid enrollment in a new brief, Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs and found that growth was happened in most states, but was largest in expansion states and metropolitan areas generally had higher growth than micropolitan and rural…

RUPRI Health Center Releases Report on Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces

RUPRI Health Center Releases Report on Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces

The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has released a brief, 2016 Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces, by State. The data shows that about half of all states had higher enrollment growth in non-metropolitan areas than metropolitan areas. In this brief, cumulative county-level enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces…

RUPRI Health Panel member, Jennifer Lundblad, discusses rural hospital innovation

RUPRI Health Panel member, Jennifer Lundblad, discusses rural hospital innovation

    In Health & Hospitals Networks latest publication, Jennifer Lundblad, RUPRI Health Panel Member and president and CEO of Stratis Health, discusses how rural hospitals and rural communities are well-positioned to create innovative population health and wellness programs. “A rural environment lends itself to population health and wellness,” she says.…

RUPRI Health Center releases policy brief on Rural Medicare Advantage Market Dynamics & Quality

RUPRI Health Center releases policy brief on Rural Medicare Advantage Market Dynamics & Quality

Click Here for brief Rural Medicare Advantage Market Dynamics and Quality: Historical Context and Current Implications Leah Kemper, MPH; Abigail R. Barker, PhD; Lyndsey Wilbers, BA; Timothy D. McBride, PhD; and Keith Mueller, PhD The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has released a policy brief, Rural Medicare Advantage…