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Join us for our next Digital Exchange Webinar: DRA and National Partners, Creative Placemaking Initiative Regional Workshops:  Wed., July 12 @ 11AM Eastern

Join us for our next Digital Exchange Webinar: DRA and National Partners, Creative Placemaking Initiative Regional Workshops: Wed., July 12 @ 11AM Eastern

  Register today for this Digital Exchange Webinar Panelists: Chris Masingill, Delta Regional Authority Jennifer Hughes, National Endowment for the Arts Linda Langston, National Association of Counties (NACo) Joe McKinney, National Association Development Organizations (NADO) During the closing plenary of the Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit in Iowa City…

Delta Regional Authority: Celebrating the Art, Music &  Culture of the Delta, from Chairman Chris Masingill

Delta Regional Authority: Celebrating the Art, Music & Culture of the Delta, from Chairman Chris Masingill

Link to Celebrating the Art, Music & Culture of the Delta Celebrating the Art, Music & Culture of the Delta African-American influence in American music is widely evident. We know this all too well in the Mississippi River Delta region, where the Blues that were shaped by African-Americans still reign supreme. These musical…

NEWS: DRA Offers Funding to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture

NEWS: DRA Offers Funding to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture

  May 24, 2017 Delta Regional Authority Offers Funding and Technical Assistance to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture Creative Placemaking Initiative Supports Community Development MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, today announced the Delta Creative Placemaking…

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…

RUPRI Senior Economist Dr. Bruce Weber, testifies in the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee

RUPRI Senior Economist Dr. Bruce Weber, testifies in the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee

FULL COMMITTEE HEARING Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 Click link below for testimony and video of hearing: https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/hearings/examining-the-farm-economy-perspectives-on-rural-america      

Chuck Fluharty, President of RUPRI, presented the Public Policy Luncheon address

Chuck Fluharty, President of RUPRI, presented the Public Policy Luncheon address

RUPRI President presented the Public Policy Luncheon address, during the Southern Early Childhood Association’s 68th Annual Conference, March 10th, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Meeting Flyer:  Alumni_Center_Rural_Lecture_Series_3.21.17 Fluharty Presentation:  Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places- The Rural South – Biloxi Mississippi 3-10-17

February Digital Exchange video available now

February Digital Exchange video available now

Thank You for Joining Us! Nearly 140 people registered for our first Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinar, which welcomed Matthew Glassman, Nikiko Masumoto, Bob Reeder and Ryan Taylor to bridge conversation across the regions, sectors, and place-based philosophies that make the work of creative placemaking so essential to the future…

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.…