Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP)

Now Accepting: 2021 - 2022 RHPTP Applications

Applications are now being accepted to participate in the next project year (November 2021 - August 2022). To be considered, your application must be completed in the entirety by 11:59 PM CST on September 10, 2021. Please contact the RHPTP Team at with any questions regarding the project or application process.

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With the support of the Health Resources Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the National Rural Health Resource Center provides selected small rural hospitals and rural health clinics technical assistance through the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP). This project is designed to help strengthen their foundation in key elements of value-based care (VBC) including but not limited to efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety of care.

RHPTP's goal is to guide small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics not currently participating in VBC to prepare for and position their organizations to be effective participants in a health system focused on value.

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Program Contact

For more information, please contact Rhonda Barcus at (904) 321-7607 or

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U5ERH39345 as part of a financial assistance award totaling $800,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.