The Kentucky Rural Health Works Program (KRHW) was created to help rural communities and health administrators better understand the role health care plays in a local economy. In 1998, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania initiated a five state pilot project that would expand public awareness of the economic importance of health care sector in rural communities. Kentucky Rural Health Works Program (KRHW) originated from Operation Rural Health Works Project (RHW). The RHW Project was originally sponsored by the Rural Policy Research Institute, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Service.
The Rural Health Works Program can provide reports and analyses for your community. Take a look at the outline of possible projects to determine if there is something of interest to you or your community.
Economic Impact of Health Care (County Level)
The Impact of Medically Underserved Area Designation
The Impact of a Physician
The Impact of Specialty Physicians