The purpose of the Rural Health Clinics program is to encourage and stabilize the provision of outpatient primary care in underserved rural areas through the use of physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified nurse midwives (CNMs). (narhc.org)
National Association of Rural Health Clinics
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
In addition to education and distribution of resources, the MT Flex Program has partnered with the MT Office of Rural Health to provide access to the POND (Practice Operations National Database) for no cost to MT RHCs. POND is a web-based software RHC benchmarking system that allows for data collection and analytics for Rural Health Clinic (RHC) data. The purpose is to benchmark data from the RHC Cost Report and based on this data, we can then drill down and target specific areas of need in the RHC community.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to either Natalie Claiborne ([email protected]) or Jack King ([email protected]) with the Office of Rural Health and Flex Program respectively.