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ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)

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.

RUPRI shares research findings and analyses frequently, and we find them to be helpful in understanding the current state of rural healthcare and as a means to understand future opportunities.
RUPI focuses its attention on several key frameworks, one of which is High-Performance Rural Healthcare Systems

The RUPRI Health Panel recommends a range of alternative approaches to achieve a high-performance rural healthcare system, categorized in the following way:

  1. Community-appropriate healthcare system development and workforce design.
  2. Governance and integration approaches.
  3. Flexibility in facility or program designation to care for patients in new ways.
  4. Financing models that promote investment in delivery system reform.
The organization’s library of resources can be accessed via this link:
ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), applauds its worthy work, and is grateful for access to resources that help guide our organization’s approach to effectively serving rural hospitals and their patients. 
Paul Hudson, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer