The Chartis Center for Rural Health conducts ongoing research to identify and assess the impact of challenges facing the rural landscape. The annual Rural Relevance Study: Vulnerability to Value examines the state of rural healthcare and has become the basis of many of its most prominent awards. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, the National Rural Health Association, and many state offices of rural health rely on the Rural Relevance analysis to support their initiatives, raise awareness and drive legislation that will improve the delivery of care across rural America.
Our research is backed by a track record of having helped more than 750 rural providers deliver higher quality care at lower cost. With input and guidance from experts and thought leaders, The Chartis Center for Rural Health will expand this research to explore rural communities and the persistent socioeconomic challenges and health disparities they face in greater depth.