Development of Planning Guidelines and Recommendations to Address Emergency Preparedness and Response Needs of Seasonal and Migrant Worker Populations.
Rural agricultural communities throughout the country have significant seasonal and migrant populations that typically are not included in population estimates. Ensuring the health of these groups is clearly in the interest of rural communities as they seek to reduce the spread of infectious diseases and the burden of uncompensated hospital/clinic care. More
Involvement of State Offices of Rural Health in Emergency Preparedness Activities.
In 2002, the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) released its report on emergency preparedness in rural communities as perceived by directors of state offices of rural health. More
Predicting Rural Population Surge Following Urban Disasters.
This study, conducted for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, consisted of a national survey of urban households and a series of interviews with community and national experts to inform rural preparedness planning efforts and augment the predictive accuracy of an online, map-based planning tool developed by NORC's Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. More
Rural Health Research and Policy Center.
The center was funded through the Rural Health Research Center Program in the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More
Understanding the Roles of Rural Hospitals in Responding to Bioterrorist Attacks and Other Emergencies.
The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of rural Emergency Room (ER) capacity and the nature of constraints in expanding capacity in response to demand surge caused by emergencies, including acts of terrorism or bioterrorism. More