RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis conducts original research in the topical areas of access to health care services, Medicare policies, development of rural delivery systems (including effects of national policy), and public health. The mission of the Center is to provide timely analysis to federal and state health policy makers, based on the best available research.
The research of the RUPRI Center has included studies of Medicare managed care (currently Medicare Advantage plan enrollment), the Medicare prescription drug program, characteristics of the uninsured population in rural areas, classification of rural areas as unlikely to generate financial support for health care providers, and patterns of admission to hospitals for conditions treatable in an outpatient environment. Specific objectives for the Centerís work include: conducting original research and independent policy analysis that provides policy makers and others with a more complete understanding of the implications of health policy initiatives, and disseminating policy analysis that assures policy makers will consider the needs of rural health care delivery systems in the design and implementation of health policy.
The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis is based at the Univeristy of Iowa, in the College of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy.
RUPRI Rural Health Panel
RUPRI Rural Health Panel has developed a unique role in providing policy relevant analysis of rural health services delivery to nonprofessional audiences. Since 1993 the Panel has built a particular expertise linking policy suggestions to broader conceptual frameworks.
Rural Health Panel