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Rural Health

Rural Health


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) highlight the importance of evaluating racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes for people living in rural areas in the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly (MMWR) Rural Health Series report.

CMS is taking measureable steps toward improving access to health care for rural populations, including forming a council of experts tasked with addressing rural health issues, engaging stakeholders in rural communities, and partnering with health organizations to raise awareness.

Learn how CMS is working to improve access to care for rural populations through its Rural Health Council and other initiatives.

Find resources to help you improve health care access for rural populations.

Find data related to improving health care access, quality, and outcomes for rural populations.

Sign up for opportunities and reach out to our CMS Rural Health Coordinators.