Interactive Economic Impact Tools

National Center for Rural Health Works (RHW)

Each year the National Center for Rural Health Works develops new applications of the economic impact model to policy-relevant questions. These applications can be modified to fit other states regardless of geographical or demographical differences and serve as tools for community and state leaders to face rural health-related challenges. Tools and templates available are presented by health care organization type, including: 

  • Prospective payment system (PPS) hospital 26-50 beds 
  • PPS hospital 51-100 beds
  • Critical access hospital (CAH)
  • Rural health clinic (RHC)
  • Rural dentist
  • Rural nursing home