The Southwest Rural Health Research Center (SRHRC) is a vibrant and nationally funded and recognized rural health research center. Its unique combination of faculty strengths in health policy, health economics, long-term care, aging, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics, and chronic disease enable the SRHRC to address the needs of rural, underserved populations across Texas and the nation.
In projects ranging from disease management to border health issues, the SRHRC seeks to meet the needs of special rural populations, understand distinctive health needs of minority populations, eliminate or reduce health disparities in those populations, and build, maintain and evaluate the capacity of rural health systems and health services delivery.
Nationally recognized is our Rural Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010, a three volume set which identifies health priorities in rural settings and offers literature reviews on each priority, as well as descriptions of community-based programs that serve as successful models in reaching rural and minority populations.
Rural Healthy People 2020, published a decade later, promises to be just as successful. This highly requested update to the 2010 version is a one-of-a-kind national resource providing federal and state health policy planners with valuable information, and rural leaders and health care providers with critical tools for responding to the needs of the rural communities they serve.
At the heart of the SRHRC is a strong and robust cadre of researchers and programs that serve rural and underserved populations. Their collaborations provide unique opportunities for expansion across the spectrum of rural-related health services research, and provide a platform for advancing rural health policy issues on the national level.
For additional information regarding the SRHRC, please contact:
Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center