RHRC investigators Andrilla, Evans, and Patterson published multiple articles in a special issue of the Journal of Health for the Poor and Underserved. These studies were conducted through Rural PREP, our HRSA-funded collaborative that conducts research on education and training for rural primary care health professionals.
The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center was recently awarded a $65,000 contract from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) to: (1) determine clinical practice locations of PNWU medical school graduates, focusing on clinical practice in urban vs. rural locations, (2) measure the contribution of PNWU to physician supply […]
On National Rural Health Day, the WWAMI RHRC celebrates the #PowerofRural and the work of our colleagues in the Washington State Office of Rural Health!
The WWAMI RHRC has lots of news to share: New funding We recently received new funding from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) – $2.8 million over four years – that will continue to support the WWAMI RHRC in conducting policy-relevant research as one of nine national rural health research centers. New leadership […]
The WWAMI RHRC, the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received a $175,000 grant to conduct a survey of cancer patients and cancer survivors to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer-related health behaviors.
Home health agencies provide critical nursing and therapy services to over three million Medicare beneficiaries annually. Delivering home health care to beneficiaries living in rural communities presents a unique set of challenges, including long travel times for staff to visit patient’s homes. In recognition of these challenges, Medicare has intermittently provided a percentage increase over […]