Rural Resources

Listed below are several rural resource links where a variety of information can be found. Please contact us if you have additional information you would like to see posted or if you find a broken link or inaccurate information so we can correct the problem.

American Fact Finder
A site managed by the US Census Bureau; a source for population, housing, economic and geographic information

Critical Access Hospitals
A program designed to improve rural heal care access and reduce hospital closures

Federal Network Development, Outreach, and Telemedicine Grants
Kathy Williams, (515) 281-7224

Federal Resources: Department of Health and Human Services
Network Development Grants and Outreach Grants
~Donna Marx (301) 594-4245 Office of Grants Management (budget, financial, or fiscal information)

Iowa Economy, Farm Sector Data
Farm sector statistics, news and trends provided Iowa Workforce Development

ISU Extension to "Acreage Living"
An online newsletter for rural residents highlighting country living

ISU Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources

ISU Extension - Integrated Crop Management

ISU Extension News

Mahaska County Extension: Current information about Mahaska County

Margaret Pitris, (515)281-5069
~Community Grants Program,
~Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment
~Community Scholarship Programs

Programmatic Questions Office of Rural Health Policy
~Roberto Anson, (301)443-7440
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Rural Health Clinics
Kathy Williams, (515) 281-7224

Rural Policy Research Institute

Shortage Designations
Brian Bock (515)242-6879

Shortage Designation, Community Health Centers
National Health Service Corps, J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Carl Kulczyk, (515) 281-8154

Technical Assistance Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care. IDPH
Lucas State Office building. Des Moines. IA 50319
Fax: 515-242-6384

USDA Rural Programs

Volunteer Health Care Provider Program
Carol Barnhill (515)281-6221