National Center for Rural Health Professions


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National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP)

The NCRHP’s mission is to promote the health of rural communities through partnerships in education, service, research and policy.

Our goals are to:
  • Promote careers in rural health professions.
  • Develop and implement interdisciplinary teaching models to prepare health professionals for rural practice.
  • Recruit students from rural and under-represented minority populations.
  • Impact the rural health workforce through retention of rural health professions graduates.
  • Enhance community capacity building to address health needs for individuals and communities.
  • Identify, reduce and eliminate rural health disparities.
  • Enhance faculty research to promote quality programs and services for rural populations.
  • Prepare fellows and graduate students in research and health professions, emphasizing rural needs and issues.
  • Inform policy and influence decision making on allocation and distribution of rural resources.
  • Learn about and develop experiences and models of healthcare relating to the international community.

For our annual report, please click here.