Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) promotes better healthcare service in rural America by
informing and advising the Department of Health and Human Services on matters affecting rural hospitals and
healthcare, coordinating activities within the department that relate to rural healthcare, and maintaining a
national information clearinghouse.
Flex Monitoring Team
The monitoring project assesses the impact of the Flex Program on rural hospitals and communities and the
role of the states in achieving overall program objectives.
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) strive to develop increased
communication and involvement with the 50 State Offices of Rural Health, building strong relationships with
other healthcare groups, and find sources of revenue to improve its effectiveness.
National Rural Health Association
The National Rural Health Association is a national membership organization, consisting of approximately
2000 members, whose mission is to improve the health and healthcare of rural Americans and to provide
leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.
Rural Health Information Hub
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is a national portal for health and human services information
which provides customized searches and assistance on a variety of rural topics.
Rural Health Works
A program developed to demonstrate the link between healthy people and health economies through economic
impact studies, community health planning, and feasibility studies.
Rural Policy Research Institute
RUPRI conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in
understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
The National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network (3RNet): A nonprofit organization made up of state
organizations helping health professionals find practice opportunities in rural areas throughout the