Focus - Research
RUPRI is a university-based organization with extensive connections to researchers across the United States and internationally. In the area of health care, the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis conducts research that informs policymakers on topics such as the impacts of Medicare modernization on rural America, the changing landscape of rural health care delivery, and the management of diabetes and other chronic diseases in rural areas. The RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center has commissioned and/or disseminated a wide array of papers on the causes and characteristics of rural poverty and the impacts of public policies that were intended to address them. Dimensions of race, geography, gender, education, employment, and immigration have been explored by scholars from multiple universities. The paucity of research on entrepreneurship and its potential for improving the economies of rural communities and regions has prompted the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to convene researchers to devise a national research agenda as well as embarking on a series of case studies and program evaluations.