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Rural Health Research Support Network

November 20, 2019

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19 percent of the country's population is rural. Living in rural America is associated with health disparities that are not seen in urban areas, including higher rates of accidental injury, cardiovascular disease, cancer and suicide. Evidence is lacking on best practices for community-engaged translational research in rural communities with underserved, multiethnic and vulnerable populations. To address these issues, five CTSA hubs, including Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute, have joined together to develop the Rural Health Research Support Network (RHRSN).

The RHRSN aims to deliver rapid-response, best-practice methodology to conduct translational research in rural, underserved, multiethnic populations. The objective of the RHRSN is to support multisite studies in rural populations, test best practices for rural community engagement, and disseminate lessons learned to the larger CTSA collaborative and the public.

Learn more and read the full story on the NCATS website

Last modified: Dec 06, 2019