Innovations in Rural Health System Development: Federally Qualified Health Center Initiatives
Rural Health Clinics, FQHC, community health center, uninsured, underserved, rural, MRHRC, Access, Insurance, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness
Part of a series of briefs profiling innovative rural health system transformation models and strategies from Maine and other parts of the US, this brief focuses on promising strategies of federally qualified health centers. These strategies include workforce recruitment and retention initiatives, approaches to serving high-need patient populations, services to address the opioid crisis and dental care, and innovations in providing enabling services that address the social determinants of health.
This series on Innovations in Rural Health System was funded by the Maine Health Access Foundation.
Other briefs in this series include:
- Moving Rural Health Systems to Value-Based Payment
- Recruiting and Retaining Maine's Health Care Workforce
- Maine's Behavioral Health Services
- Service Delivery Advances in Care Coordination, Emergency Care, and Telehealth
Learn more at www.mehaf.org
Funding Organization or Grant
Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)
Kahn-Troster, S., Burgess, A. R., & Coburn, A. (2017). Innovations in rural health system development: Federally qualified health center initiatives. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.