This is the 2009 Annual Report by the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS). This year’s report examines three key topics in health and human services and their effects in rural areas: workforce and community development, creating viable patient-centered medical homes, and serving at-risk children. All are pertinent and timely issues that the Committee chose during its February 2008 meeting. The chapters draw from published research and from information gathered during site visits to rural North Carolina and rural Minnesota.
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. (2009, April). The 2009 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues. Rockville, MD: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy, NACRHHS.