The Division of Research was created to conduct rural health research relating to:

  • Health disparities
  • Health outcomes
  • Health policy
  • Health care delivery systems

The goals of the Center’s research are:

  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care for rural persons
  • Eliminate health disparities
  • Overcome barriers to access to quality care for the poor and underserved

The Center seeks to raise public awareness of rural health issues via dissemination of its research findings through publications, presentations and technical assistance to health practitioners, scholars and public groups. It also provides technical assistance by supplying information about grants available from federal sources.