Rural Resources

Research and Publications

Rural Assistance Center
Health and Human Services Information for Rural America
Rural Health Research Gateway
The Gateway provides online access to all of the research and findings of the ORHP-funded Rural Health Research Centers.  
Journal of Rural Community Psychology (JRCP)
JRCP is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published in electronic form (no subscription required) by Marshall University, in Huntington, West Virginia. This journal is devoted to the dissemination of information related to the sociological, psychological and mental health issues in rural and small community settings.
Rural Information Center (RIC)
The Rural Information Center is a gateway to the services and research the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.
Rural People, Rural Policy
Rural resources and grants provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
3RNet (National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network for Healthcare Professionals)
3RNet is made up of organizations such as State Offices of Rural Health, AHECs, Cooperative Agreement Agencies and State Primary Care Associations in order to help health professionals find practice opportunities in rural and underserved areas throughout the country.


CMS Telehealth Guidelines
Ohio Psychological Association Telepsychology Guidelines
The Telemedicine Information Exchange
The TIE is maintained by the Association of Telehealth Service Providers, relying on sponsorships and memberships in order to maintain operations.
Federal Communications Commission Service for Rural America
Information regarding the FCC’s telecommunications services and links to the FCC’s Rural Health Care Pilot Program

Health Associations and Federal Agencies

National Rural Health Association
The NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.  The NRHA membership is made up of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
National Association of Rural Mental Health
NARMH is professional organization that serves the field of rural mental health: consumers, family members, practitioners, administrators, educators, researchers, and policy makers.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
ORHP is located in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is charged with providing federal oversight of Rural Health Clinics and Critical Access Hospitals as well as State Offices of Rural Health. It also administers several rural health grant programs and funds six Rural Health Research Centers.
AgriWellness, Inc.
AgriWellness, Inc., works to address the behavioral health care needs of agricultural populations and communities and to provide education about these needs.