May 19, 2014
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of 14 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (Network Planning) awards in FY 2014. The purpose of the Network Planning program is to support the planning and development of rural integrated healthcare networks.
April 17, 2014
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2014 Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program (funding opportunity announcement number: HRSA-14-129). ORHP expects to fund approximately three grantees. The purpose of ORHP’s Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program is to:
April 10, 2014
Rural Research Highlights
- Widening Rural–Urban Disparities in Life Expectancy, U.S., 1969–2009
This study by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau examines the trends in life expectancy disparities between rural and urban areas in the United States between 1969 and 2009. The article finds that the disparity has increased since 1990, because life expectancy has grown more rapidly in urban than in rural areas. The disparity in life expectancy of urban over rural areas stood at 2.4 years during 2005-2009. Furthermore, the study’s findings indicate that mortality from cardiovascular diseases, injuries, lung cancer, and COPD is much higher in rural than in urban areas.
- Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of HealthThis special report explores the intersecting goals of increased workforce diversity, fair and equal access to quality health care and health care resources, elimination of health disparities, and achieving health equity. In August 2012, HRSA hosted a summit titled, “Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health.” This resulting special supplement includes 11 articles authored by 3D Summit speakers who are content experts in the fields of nursing workforce diversity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health.
More recent rural research can be found on http://www.ruralhealthresearch.org/.