About Us

Learn more about the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.

Studies

Descriptions of completed and in-progress health workforce studies by the WWAMI RHRC.

Publications

Links to findings from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC.

Presentations

Presentations and posters from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC

RHRC News

Allison Cole Awarded $2.9 Million NIH Grant  Read More
Increase in Waivered Clinicians Has Not Eliminated Rural/Urban Opioid Treatment Disparities  Read More
New Policy Brief Finds Shrinking Supply of General Surgeons Per Capita in Rural America  Read More

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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About Us photo credit: Ellen Dore, MS3, 2017 Photo Winner “Ketchikan Harbor” Ketchikan, AK

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Recent Publications

Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Evans DV Geographic Access to Health Care for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries in Five States: An Update WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington Read More
Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG Tracking the Geographic Distribution and Growth of Clinicians with a DEA Waiver to Prescribe Buprenorphine to Treat Opioid Use Disorder Journal of Rural Health 1-6 Read More
Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Larson EH, Patterson DG Post-acute Care Trajectories for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries: Planned versus Actual Hospital Discharges to Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health Agencies WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington Read More

Recent Presentations

Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Patterson DG, Quigley TF, Larson EH Comparing the health workforce provider mix and the distance traveled for mental health services by rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries National Rural Health Association Annual Conference Read More
Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Wong KM, Yung RL, Evans DV Investigating the impact of geographic location on colorectal and breast cancer stage at diagnosis: a national study of the SEER cancer registry National Rural Health Association Annual Conference Read More
Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Patterson DG Overcoming Barriers to Prescribing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Recommendations from Rural Physicians AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 4, 2019 Read More