Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

Innovations & Demonstrations

Recently implemented public programs (including provisions of the Affordable Care Act) and health care innovation demonstrations/grants cultivate new health care models. Successful models and programs will promote affordability, accessibility, sustainability, patient-centeredness and high quality care, while responding to the unique needs of each community.

The Rural Health Value Team has summarized select innovative rural health care demonstrations and programs that might serve as inspiration for new health care delivery and financing models.
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Innovations in rural health care delivery and finance are emerging across the nation. The Rural Health Value team profiles activities of selected rural health care innovators. Reports describe exciting, and potentially replicable, innovations in rural health care. Most of these are underway and in progress - they are less about results and more about exciting examples that show promise in improving health, improving care, and lowering costs.