The Mission of the Rural Health Research Institute is to engage in interdisciplinary research and outreach that: 1) improves health outcomes and reduces health disparities in rural communities; and 2) promotes the development of researchers examining rural health issues.
The Rural Health Research Institute will become the leading organization focused on improving the health of rural communities through interdisciplinary research and outreach.
The Rural Health Research Institute is guided by its:
Dedication to improve lives among rural and underserved populations
Pursuit of innovative strategies and methods to address pressing health needs of rural communities
Focus on creation and support of interdisciplinary research teams
Collaboration with community partners and stakeholders in addressing rural health issues
Recognition of the systemic nature of rural health disparities and the need for new ways to reduce them
Respect for the unique cultural environment of rural living
Leadership in training rural health researchers
Promotion of policies aimed at improving rural health at the local, state, and national levels
Last updated: 9/26/2014
Rural Health Research Institute
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8028
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-7254
Fax: (912) 478-8649 RHRI@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
At the 2016 Conference of the National Rural Health Association, RHRI Executive Director Dr. Bryant Smalley and Mercer University’s Dr. Jacob Warren accepted the “Program of the Year” award for DESRE, a comprehensive summer training program they developed and directed as part of their NIH Center of Excellence grant. Read more about the award here.