This column is a new feature of the Branch that will share what’s new from the Rural Assistance Center (RAC), and sometimes to remind you of existing features.

Here are a few of the new things you’ll find on the RAC website:

Responsive Design – SORH staff are always on the go, so the RAC website is now mobile-friendly.  Try it on your phone or tablet today!

New and Updated Topic Guides

  • Healthcare Access in Rural Communities (NEW) – This topic guide provides an overview of challenges to healthcare access in rural America and ways communities and policymakers can address these community needs.
  • Rural Health Disparities (Updated) – This topic guide now features rural/urban comparisons of health status, mortality rates, and life expectancy.

New in the Rural Health Models and Innovations Hub – If you’re looking for examples of successful rural projects, check out the Hub. Five new project examples have been added in the last month:


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