SRHT Project Presentation: Resources for Vulnerable Rural Hospitals and Communities

October 2017
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)


  • Sally Buck, National Rural Health Resource Center & Rural Health Innovations, CEO
  • Kassie Clarke, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, Technical Assistance Director
  • Michael Coyle, Coteau des Prairies Health Care System, CEO Sarah Young, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Flex Program Coordinator

Learn about resources available to rural hospitals and rural communities struggling with changing health care delivery. Free resources are highlighted, including the Roadmap for Working with Vulnerable Hospitals and Communities, the Rural Hospital Value-Based Strategic Planning Guide, and the report After Hospital Closure: Pursuing High-Performance Rural Health Systems without Inpatient Care. Presenters discuss funding sources, including the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project and the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, which have helped rural hospitals and communities address their health care challenges.