Rural Health Resources

Article - Rural Illinois doesn’t have enough health workers, and the pandemic made it worse (Illinois NewsRoom)

Primary Care for America and NASEM High-Quality Primary Care Report (PPT from 2021 IL & MO AFP Rural Health Summit, Stephanie Quinn, AAFP  Sr. VP, Advocacy, Practice Advancement, and Policy)

Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network

Center for Optimizing Rural Health. Works with hospitals, communities, partners, and other stakeholders to design and implement evidence-based, unique, and sustainable solutions to remove the barriers that prevent many communities from accessing quality health care

National Rural Health Resource Center Designed to help strengthen value-based care (VBC) for health care organizations by building recipients' foundation for VBC in efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety of care.

Rural Health Information Hub or RHIhub is a national clearinghouse on rural health information and provides resources to support healthcare and population health in rural communities. 

Rural Health Research Gateway provides easy and timely access to research conducted by the Rural Health Research Centers

Clinician Consultation Center, a component of the AIDS Education and Training Centers Program, is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FORHP Rural Community Opioids Response Programs (RCORP). A great place to find information and resources for your programs or to share with your communities and stakeholders to address substance use and opioid use disorders.

Rural Community Toolbox is an online interactive tool that provides rural-relevant resources and funding opportunities to aid rural communities as they work to address substance use disorder and the opioid epidemic.

Rural Center of Excellence

Health Equity

Virtual Rural Health Equity Summit: Additional Resources – HealthLandscape

HRSA, Office of Health Equity

HRSA 2019-2020 Health Equity Report: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities

Health Equity During COVID-19: Top Strategies for an Equity-Focused Recovery Strategy



HRSA COVID-19 Health Equity Efforts, Rural Health Programs, and Resources (PPT from 2021 IL & MO AFP Rural Health Summit, Kimberly Shiu, Public Health Analyst, and Nancy Rios, Regional Administrator 


COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Rural Communities: Easy access to customizable communication templates that include print ads, posters, brochures, social media posts, and an online resource guide.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Community-Based Workforce Outreach Awardees: This HRSA resource page includes vaccine information, toolkits, tailored resources, and recent COVID-19 data sources.

CDC “Vaccinate with Confidence” Toolkit

Immunizations / Vaccines

Immunizations in Rural Communities (PPT from 2021 IL & MO AFP Rural Health Summit,  Laura Morris, MD, FAAFP)

CDC Weekly National Flu Vaccination Dashboard

 AAFP Vaccine resources

Maternity Care

Maternal Mortality and Obstetrics Deserts (PPT from 2021 IL & MO AFP Rural Health Summit, Kristina Dakis, MD, Family Medicine with Maternity Care, Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services)


Nowhere to go: Maternity Care Deserts across the U.S. (2020 report, March of Dimes)

Education / CME

Project ECHOs :

‐Missouri: Missouri Telehealth Network

Southern IL Health Departments