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Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration - ORHP

Organization URL(s)

www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov
orhpwebsite@hrsa.gov

Other Contact Information

5600 Fishers Lane 10B-45
Rockville, 20857
301-443-0835 (Voice)
301-443-2803 (FAX)

Description

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) coordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), ORHP has department-wide responsibility for analyzing the possible effects of policy on 62 million residents of rural communities. Created by Section 711 of the Social Security Act, ORHP advises the Secretary on health issues within these communities, including the effects of Medicare and Medicaid on rural citizens’ access to care, the viability of rural hospitals, and the availability of physicians and other health professionals.

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Review Date

Thursday, Aug 04, 2011