Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date



Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health, Rural Hospitals, Skilled nursing Facilities, Long term Care Facilities


The Flex Monitoring Team, led by the University of Southern Maine, has developed a set of community impact and benefit indicators for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). The goal has been to develop a set of rural-relevant community impact indicators for CAHs to quantify the ways in which they impact and benefit their communities.

Funding Organization or Grant

This project was conducted by the Flex Monitoring Team with funding from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (PHS Grant No. U27RH01080)