Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Rural Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants

This Rural PREP study will survey and interview PA program directors to describe the approaches of rurally oriented PA programs as well as the availability and varying models of rural clinical training in the most successful programs.

Are Family Physicians Trained in Small Rural Residencies of Comparable Quality to Family Physicians Overall?

This Rural PREP study seeks to demonstrate the value of rural training by examining how graduates of small rural family medicine programs compare with other family medicine residency graduates on ratings of competence and medical knowledge, current scope of practice, and other indicators of value.

Welcoming Diverse Clinical Learners into Diverse Rural Communities

This webinar will briefly review the staffing needs of rural communities and the experiential opportunities for trainees there, and will discuss methods to support learners from diverse backgrounds in these settings.

MicroResearch: Finding Sustainable Local Health Solutions in East Africa Through Small Local Research Studies

Associated article outlining the history and outcomes for the first five years of the program.

Microresearch at Dalhousie University and Mbarara University

A microresearch effort led by individuals at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda

Supporting Rural Programs Through Telehealth: Training, Supervision, and Collaborative Mental Health Care

Webinar on potential of telehealth as an effective, well-accepted, and cost-effective platform to deliver mental health treatment to those who may not otherwise be able to access such treatment.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)

A nonprofit membership organization and key Rural PREP partner providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication, education, and research

How Can We Strengthen Rural Opportunities in K-16 Education to Promote Primary Care Health Careers?

Health career pathway programs can promote and prepare rural students in grades kindergarten through college (K–16) for health careers, but little is known about the prevalence and characteristics of these programs in the U.S. This mixed-methods study provides a baseline description of health career pathway programs for rural K–16 students through a scoping review, survey, […]

Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Nurse Practitioner Practice in Rural Primary Care

Rural provider shortages in primary care can be alleviated by encouraging and supporting nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice in rural clinical sites, which are more likely to employ NPs than urban sites

Rural Health Information Hub Topic Guides

Resource center with links to key rural-health related publications, maps, websites, new, event and organizations