Rural Hospital Programs
Rural hospitals represent more than half of all hospitals in the United States, providing essential access to inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services in rural communities. FORHP provides technical assistance and support to address the unique needs of rural hospitals through the following programs.
Last Reviewed: January 2017
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center maintains a publicly available map for tracking and counting rural hospital closures.
For more information about services and population characteristics of rural hospitals, review The 21 Century Rural Hospital Chartbook (PDF - 3.8 MB).
Please share information regarding hospital closures with the research center at firstname.lastname@example.org.