The Chartis Center for Rural Health conducts ongoing research to identify and assess the impact of challenges facing the rural landscape. Our research explores several aspects of the rural health safety net including population health disparities, the declining access to care within rural communitites, downward pressure on rural provider revenues and rural hospital vulnerability. Over the course of the last 10 years, our findings and analysis have help to inform the national converation surrounding rural healthcare. Organizations such as the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, the National Rural Health Association and individual state offices of rural health rely on our research to support 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.