Rural Health Research
Links to rural health research institutions/journals

University of Iowa Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Rural Health Research Gateway
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Texas Tech Rural Health Research Group
AgriSafe Network

Links to data sources

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Center for Health Statistics
Center for Health Statistics
County Health Rankings (a Robert Wood Johnson initiative)
USDA Economic Research Service Rural Atlas
Community Health Status Indicators
Medicare Data from Dartmouth Atlas
Hospital Compare
Critical Access Hospital Measurement & Performance System (CAHMPAS)

Publications of interest
Texas A&M Rural & Community Health Institute Practical Suggestions for Hospital Closures

Top Performing Hospitals in Texas 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Updates Poverty Guidelines for 2013

Texas Critical Access Hospital Trustee Guide

Guidance for Avoiding Hospital-Acquired Conditions (from the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ)

Community Health Worker Toolkit (from Rural Assistance Center)

Challenges for Improving Health Care Access in Rural America:  A Compendium of Research and Policy Analysis Studies of Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers, 2009-2010

How is Rural Defined? (from the Health Resources and Services Administration)

What is Rural?  (from the Rural Assistance Center)

Defining the "Rural" in Rural America   (from the USDA Economic Research Service)

Rural Definitions Brief  (from the Rural Policy Research Institute)

Map of Rural Counties in Texas (produced by Texas State Office of Rural Health)

Creating Safe Play Areas on Farms