Where Rural Healthcare Meets Economic and Community Development
For more than 20 years, the National Center for Rural Health Works (NCRHW) has created over 25 different economic impact tools, a community health needs assessment toolkit, healthcare workforce needs analysis tools and online economic impact tools to support rural stakeholders to better understand the direct, secondary and indirect financial impact that rural health has upon their community, county, region, state and the nation. NCRHW research is centered on three components:
1) Creating/updating economic impact tools, surveys and needs assessment for public usage
2) Education of rural stakeholders of these products through workshops, webinars and the website
3) Technical support to stakeholders as they use the products and federal partners statistical requests.