Mission, Vision, and Values


  • 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 • P.O. Box 8028 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7254 •