Find links to a variety of resources  to stay current on the research and issues that impact life in rural America


Trusted Partner Resources

Carsey School of Public Policy – Institute for Rural Studies

Economic Research Service/USDA

National Farmers Union



Opportunities For Funding – Try It And Let Us Know When You Win

Hogg Foundation Launches Program to Support Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities

POSTED: February 7, 2018
DEADLINE: March 7, 2018

The new program will support rural communities in their efforts to inclusively transform the environments where people live, learn, work, and play and support resilience, mental health, and well-being for all members of the community…


Policy Issues

Families & Children 

Child Poverty Higher in Rural America

Data Snapshot: Snap Declines Continue in 2016, but not for Rural America

UNH Research Show Differences in Rural U.S. Fall Along Income Lines

Jobs and the Economy

More Americans Credit Obama than Trump for Economy

Rural Poverty Skyrockets as Jobs move away


Population 2020 Census Faces Challenges in Rural America


A Hospital Crisis is Killing Rural Communities. This state is ground zero.

As Opioid Use Climbs, NeoNatal Abstinence Syndrome Rises in NH

Clean Water Matters: “Rural America’s Drinking Water Crisis”

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Represent a Growing Share of U.S. Mortality

First Evidence Found of Popular Farm Pesticides in Drinking Water

Medicare cuts hurt rural America

New CDC Report Shows Cancer Rates Higher in Rural America

Opioid Overdose Crisis

Rural Hospitals are Dying and Pregnant Women are Paying the Price

Rural Hospitals See Graham-Cassady as Latest Threat to Survival

The Opioid Crisis isn’t just about Negligence. It’s about Complicity

The Rural Hospital Crisis – 15 Key Findings