Rural Health Links
Rural Information Center -- The Rural Information Center (RIC) provides information and referral services to local, tribal, state, and federal government officials; community organizations; rural electric and telephone cooperatives; libraries; businesses; and, citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.
Rural Assistance Center -- A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
National Rural Health Association -- A national membership organization whose mission is to improve the health and health care of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.. Site offers educational resources, association products, journal article abstracts, and links to NRHA state chapters.
The National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network -- Group of 45 state-based organizations cooperating to help place physicians in rural areas. Online form allows easy registration with the network.
Bureau of Primary Health Care Programs -- The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) provides support for high quality community-based preventive and primary care to underserved populations and people with special needs.
Health Professional Shortage Areas -- Provides lists of all areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary medical care, mental health, and dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).