Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

About Rural Health Value

Rural Health Value is a cooperative agreement between the Office of Rural Health Policy, the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis (RUPRI Center), and Stratis Health. The Rural Health Value Team will analyze rural implications of changes in the organization, finance, and delivery of health care services and will assist rural communities and providers transition to a high performance rural health system. The RUPRI Center brings experience in a variety of research strategies including survey design, qualitative analysis, simulation development, and large national database query and report design. Stratis Health leads collaboration and innovation in health care quality and safety, and serves as a trusted expert in facilitating improvement for people and communities. More...

Meet the Rural Health Value staff


Rural Policy Research Institute

The RUPRI Center, based at the University of Iowa with additional personnel at Washington University's Brown School of Social Work, is a nationally recognized resource for expert knowledge regarding the intersection of rural health care change and public policy. The RUPRI Center conducts original research in the topical areas of access to health care services, Medicare policies, development of rural delivery systems (including effects of national policy), and public health. The mission of the RUPRI Center is to provide timely analysis to federal and state health policy makers, based on the best available research.

Stratis Health    

Stratis Health

Stratis Health, based in Bloomington, Minnesota, is an independent, nonprofit organization that approaches all of its work from a quality and patient safety perspective, with a focus on achieving sustainable change. Stratis Health staff serve as "interpreters" for rural providers and communities, assisting in understanding and assessing the practical implications of federal/state policy and program changes. Stratis Health then assists providers and communities to be effective and efficient in the changing environment. Stratis Health engages rural providers in projects and demonstrations that meaningfully shape local program development and care delivery.