National Rural Health Association Policy Position: Definition of Frontier

National Rural Health Association, 2008. This paper discusses the various definitions of frontier. The report recommends that a variety of methodologies be available from which to choose. National Rural Health Association Policy Position: Definition of Frontier … Continue reading

Poverty in Frontier America: Higher Rates of Poverty Document the Critical Need for Policy Changes

National Center for Frontier Communities, 2007. This hard hitting policy brief carefully proves that the greatest risk factor for poverty in the United States is living in a frontier community. The data were analyzed using various methods of defining low … Continue reading

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Health Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

Ira Moscovice and Mary Wakefield, Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center, 2007. Policy brief reporting findings from a study assessing health insurance coverage and access to health care among American Indian and Alaska Native elders, using data from a national … Continue reading

Arguing for Rural Health in Medicare: A Progressive Rhetoric for Rural America

Thomas Ricketts, North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, 2002. Examines how rural health policy is treated in the broader field of public policy, discusses the role of advocacy in developing rural health policy, and suggests ways to … Continue reading