The Rural Health Policy Institute assists legislators and policymakers in understanding health policy as it relates to rural residents.
The Institute brings together diverse, multidisciplinary groups of professionals to conduct research focused on finding workable solutions to rural health policy issues. The Institute is led by Mark Reisinger, vice president for Government Relations for Geisinger Health System.
The Institute issues The Policy Report, a periodic in-depth look at health policy issues of concern to rural residents, which can be accessed below:
- Pediatric Obesity (.pdf)
- Pediatric Obesity map (.pdf)
- Substance Abuse (.pdf)
- Combat Stress Injuries (.pdf)
- Health Professional Shortage Areas (.pdf)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Care for Rural Veterans and Their Families (Spring 2008)