Our Participating Programs and Sponsors

Ohio University HCOM
Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency – Swift River Rural Training Track
Colorado Family Medicine Residencies
Ohio University RUSP
Cahaba Medical Care
Spokane Teaching Health Center
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Oregon Health & Science University-Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
Providence Oregon Family Medicine Hood River Rural Training Program
Hidalgo Medical Services Family Medicine Residency Program
Wayne County Hospital RESST Program
UND Bismarck/Center for Family Medicine-Hettinger RTT & UND Minot/Williston Medical Center-Rural Residency
Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Family Medicine Residency


Registration is open for our 2024 Scholarly Intensive Seminar Series!  Click HERE for more information!


The RTT Collaborative is excited to announce that we are hiring a part-time Associate Director!

More information can be found here: Associate-Director-open-position.pdf (185.78 KB pdf) !



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Annual Rural Photo Contest

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The Rural Medical Training Collaborative (formerly RTT Collaborative) invites you to participate in our annual rural photo contest.  Each year we hold a “bragging rights” competition for the shutter bugs associated with our organization to showcase their best photos that represent rural healthcare and training.  The deadline for submission is the end of April, but this year, for the first time ever, all entries that are submitted prior to the start of our annual meeting on April 10th, will be featured at the meeting and eligible to win the new “Rural Educators” award, to be selected by the attendees at the annual meeting in Asheville,
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Latest News

News stories via the Rural Health Information Hub News stories of interest to rural health, with information provided via the Rural Health Information Hub

  • New Clinic on a Reservation in Oregon Advances Tribal Sovereignty
    on May 21, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Profiles a new public health clinic on a reservation in Oregon. Discusses the importance of the clinic for increasing tribal sovereignty, offering culturally relevant healthcare, and access to care. Highlights the clinic's funding through a philanthropic organization.

  • Biden-Harris Administration Makes History Launching New Suite of Summer Nutrition Programs to Help Tackle Hunger and Improve Healthy Eating...
    on May 21, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Announces a new program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture improving access to nutritious foods for kids during the summer. The program offers a grocery benefit as well as meals served at various community access points. Pick up and delivery meals are available in some rural areas.

  • Missed Care, Fewer Patients: Rural Families and Clinics Feel Medicaid Cuts
    on May 17, 2024 at 5:00 am

    An analysis by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showed that Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Utah had fewer children enrolled in Medicaid at the end 2023 than before the pandemic. States with the largest drops in coverage have large rural areas, where clinician shortages, long drives to care, and poorer health outcomes are common.

  • New Task Force Prescribes Mental Health Support to Curb Maternal Deaths
    on May 15, 2024 at 5:00 am

    The Maternal Mental Health Task Force, formed in September by the Office on Women's Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has recommended creating maternity care centers providing integrated care and birthing facilities. The maternal mental health crisis is particularly pronounced in rural communities that are maternity care deserts.

  • Rural Victims of Intimate-Partner Violence Need More Resources and Support, Study Finds
    on May 14, 2024 at 5:00 am

    A study conducted by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center found that rural victims of intimate-partner violence face barriers and resource limitations that could affect their health and well-being. Results were based on interviews with representatives of 15 state and national advocacy organizations.

  • Fact Sheet: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Highlights Investments in Rural America, Invites Public Nominations for Rural Innovators...
    on May 14, 2024 at 5:00 am

    The Biden-Harris Administration announces a new Rural Innovators Initiative to highlight stories of extraordinary rural leaders who are ensuring their communities thrive for generations to come. Nominations close on Friday, June 14 at midnight EDT. The administration also announces over $671 million in new investments to strengthen rural infrastructure, by improving access to reliable electricity and clean drinking water, and creating good-paying jobs in rural communities.

  • A Tribe in Maine Is Using Opioid Settlement Funds on a Sweat Lodge to Treat Addiction
    on May 12, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Reports on the 2,000-member Mi'kmaq Nation's efforts to use sweat lodges as a cultural element to complement addiction counseling and medications already provided by the tribe's health department. The project was partially funded by pharmaceutical companies that were accused of exacerbating the overdose crisis among Native Americans.

  • Call for Experts: Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence
    on May 10, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Call for volunteer experts in geriatrics, nursing, aging policy, disability policy, or workforce and caregiving to serve on the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Nominations are due May 31st.

  • Fact Sheet: USDA, HHS Announce New Actions to Reduce Impact and Spread of H5N1
    on May 10, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Describes steps taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help reduce the impact of H5N1 on bovines and humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are increasing screening and testing capacity, genomic sequencing, and other interventions to protect the safety of dairy and other food items.

  • Bill to Expand Definition of 'Village' Qualifying for Water Funds Passes Alaska House
    on May 9, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Reports on recent legislation to expand the definition of "village" in Alaska in an effort to increase eligibility for infrastructure funding for small communities. Notes how rural is defined, the potential for increased competition for funds, and the need to include rural partners in the discussion.

Helpful Resources

Rural resources via the Rural Health Information Hub Resources, reports, and other documents on rural health topics from a variety of sources, with information provided via the Rural Health Information Hub

  • The Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative
    on May 22, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Provides an overview of the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI), a workforce initiative focused on collaboration between healthcare professionals and students in rural North Carolina. Describes the RIPHI's growth, goals, achievements, and lessons learned since the initiative's start in 2017. Discusses the value of rural experience for health professions students.

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Investments in Primary Care Research for 2021 and 2022
    on May 22, 2024 at 8:35 pm

    Provides an overview of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) primary care research investments in 2021 and 2022. Highlights rural grants, research programs, and care delivery models throughout. -- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • School-Based Health Centers as an Approach to Address Health Disparities among Rural Youth: A Study Protocol for a Multilevel Research...
    on May 22, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    Describes a study protocol to evaluate the impact of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) on healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and education in rural, disadvantaged New York counties. Discusses risk factor identification and data collection at the individual, school district, and community levels.

  • Characteristics of the Current Dental Assistant and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Workforces in Washington State
    on May 22, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    Results of a survey of 1,240 dental assistants (DAs) and 113 expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDAs), to describe the supply, distribution, and characteristics of DAs and EFDAs in Washington. Features demographics, a county-level map showing numbers of registered DAs with Washington addresses per 100,000 population, and statistics on residence with breakdowns by urban or rural location. -- UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, Washington Oral Health Workforce

  • National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) State Trackers
    on May 22, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Provides links to information on state legislation and policies on a variety of health and health-related topics, including aging, behavioral health, children's health, health workforce, telehealth, and more. State trackers feature interactive national maps with state-level information. -- National Academy for State Health Policy

  • Quality Improvement Workbook
    on May 22, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    Outlines seven steps of the quality improvement process. Offers interactive worksheets to help Critical Access Hospitals develop and support quality improvement goals and projects. -- Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA) Resource Center

  • Providing Behavioral Health Support for Older Adults
    on May 22, 2024 at 3:12 pm

    Podcast episode featuring a discussion with leaders of Broaddus Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in West Virginia, describing how they work to identify and fill the unique mental health needs of older adults in the community, including the development of an intensive outpatient group therapy program for older adults. -- American Hospital Association

  • Indiana County Health Scorecard
    on May 22, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Interactive map offering data at the county level for adult obesity, vaccination, infant mortality, life expectancy, smoking, suicide, and injuries. -- Indiana Department of Health

  • Technology and Rural Health Care: Rural Administrators and Hospital Perspective
    on May 22, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    Presentation slides that discuss challenges in rural healthcare and perspectives from administrators and hospital representatives on how technology can provide solutions. Includes information on workforce, healthcare access, networking and collaboration, broadband, and more. -- Iowa College of Public Health, Rural Policy Research Institute

  • Unlocking Potential: A Call to Action: Collaborative Strategies for Rural Health and Economic Prosperities
    on May 21, 2024 at 10:09 pm

    Reports results of discussions with economic and community development practitioners in rural and Indigenous communities on the relationship between development, racial equity, and health equity. Identifies strategies related to program implementation and evaluation, cooperation, goal setting, communication, and more. -- Aspen Institute