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We are grateful for generous funding support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).  Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, FORHP coordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Other Projects & Partners

Our investigators and staff also work on the following projects:

Flex Monitoring Team

The Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) is a consortium of the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, Southern Maine, and North Carolina. The FMT is funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy, Grant No. U27RH1080 to evaluate the impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program with respect to care quality, financial performance of CAHs, and community impact / benefit. For additional information, visit

Collaborative Research

Our staff collaborate on a number of projects led by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, focused on evaluation, tracking, and cohort analysis. For more information, see the RHRC projects page.