Who We Are
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) administers grant programs designed to build health care capacity at both the local and state levels. We also coordinate activities related to rural health care within the Department of Health and Human Services and have the department-wide responsibility for analyzing the possible effects of policy on residents of rural communities.
- Strengthen health networks.
- Enhance health care delivery in rural communities.
- Provide technical assistance and support to rural hospitals.
- Address barriers to treatment for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD).
- We support the Rural Health Research Centers program. We also fund policy programs. These programs inform one another on current and future policies.
- More than half of all hospitals in the United States are in rural areas. Learn how HRSA supports rural hospitals.
- In response to the coronavirus pandemic, new programs are available to help rural health clinics meet community needs.
- Each year, we provide over $300 million to rural communities. Find open and past funding opportunities.