Advancing Population Health in Rural Places: Key Lessons and Policy Opportunities

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population health, rural, policy, health care, public health, MRHRC


Purpose: This paper advances policy discussion of population (defined as either a patient panel based on conditions such as diabetes, all enrolled patients, or the general community) health in rural places, with a focus on the role of rural healthcare organizations.

FMI: Keith Mueller, RUPRI Health Panel chair,


RUPRI Health Panel: Keith J. Mueller, PhD, chair

  • Andrew F. Coburn, PhD
  • Alana D. Knudson, PhD
  • A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS
  • Timothy D. McBride, PhD

This report was supported through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under cooperative agreement/grant #U18RH30805. The information, conclusions and opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and no endorsement by FORHP, HRSA, or HHS is intended or should be inferred.

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HRSA-Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

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