About Us

The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) is one of seven rural health research centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to perform policy-oriented research on issues related to rural health care.

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Featured Research

  • Rural Communities Opioids Response Program (RCORP) Read more
  • Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants Read more
  • A Match Made in Rural: Interpreting Match Rates and Exploring Best Practices Read more

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Featured Presentations

  • Palliative Care Challenges and Solutions in Rural Communities Read more
  • Implementation of the New Rural Emergency Hospital model: potential workforce impacts Read more
  • The Contributions of Geographic Origin vs. Place of Training to Family Physicians’ Practice Read more

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Holly Andrilla Awarded Research & Scholarship Excellence Award

Congratulations to the WWAMI RHRC Deputy Director, Holly Andrilla, who has been awarded the 2023 [...]

The Association of Rurality and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis

A new study by the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, led by David Evans, MD, [...]

Geographic Access to Health Care for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries: An Update and National Look

Rural residents travel farther for care and often have more problems accessing care, including medical [...]

Allison Cole Awarded $2.9 Million NIH Grant

The WWAMI RHRC congratulates our colleague, Allison Cole, MD, MPH, and her team for their [...]

Increase in Waivered Clinicians Has Not Eliminated Rural/Urban Opioid Treatment Disparities

A new WWAMI RHRC study finds that the number of DEA-waivered clinicians more than doubled [...]

WWAMI RHRC Policy Brief Reports Shrinking Supply of General Surgeons in Rural America

The Distribution of the General Surgery Workforce in Rural and Urban America in 2019  We [...]

Articles Published on Health Equity in Primary Care Health Professional Education

RHRC investigators Andrilla, Evans, and Patterson published multiple articles in a special issue of the [...]

Study to Look at PNWU Grads and Clinical Practice Choices

            The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center was recently awarded [...]

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