The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) is a national policy research organization with a mission to: (1) undertake unbiased research and analysis on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America; (2) improve the understanding of the impacts of public policies and programs on rural people and places, using original research and policy analysis; and (3) facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the diverse community, policy, practice, and research interests focused on a sustainable rural America.
The Institute is based at the University of Iowa, and is part of the Department of Public Health.
The RUPRI Health Panel recommends a range of alternative approaches to achieve a high-performance rural healthcare system, categorized in the following way:
- Community-appropriate healthcare system development and workforce design.
- Governance and integration approaches.
- Flexibility in facility or program designation to care for patients in new ways.
- Financing models that promote investment in delivery system reform.The organization’s library of resources can be accessed via this link: https://rupri.org/