Published Reports

Life in Rural America - Part II

This "Life in Rural America-Part II" report is based on a survey conducted for NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The survey is the second in the series Life in Rural America, and it covers rural Americans’ personal experiences with health, social, civic, and economic issues in their local communities. It was conducted January 31-March 2, 2019, among a nationally representative, probability-based telephone (cell and landline) sample of 1,405 adults ages 18 or older living in the rural United States.

Life in Rural America - Part I

This “Life in Rural America” report is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The survey was conducted June 6 – August 4, 2018, among a nationally representative, probability- based telephone (cell and landline) sample of 1,300 adults ages 18 or older living in the rural United States. The purpose of this survey was to understand the current views and experiences of rural Americans on economic and health issues.

The imperative for strategic workforce planning and development: Challenges & opportunities

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) 2016 Committee on Performance Improvement (CPI) engaged hospital leaders and experts in the field to identify key workforce challenges.These are challenges that already exist today and are expected to be further exacerbated as transformation continues and pressures mount with the various dynamics of a changing payment and delivery system. 

Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: 2016 Update

This document has helped to frame the national dialogue on the need for interprofessional education and practice as a catalyst for improving team-based patient care and enhancing population health outcomes. 

Stress in America: Paying with our health

This 2015 survey, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), measures attitudes and perceptions of stress among the general public and identifies leading sources of stress, common behaviors used to manage stress and the impact of stress on our lives. Click the link below to read the report.

Through the eyes of the workforce:

Creating joy, meaning, and safer health care

This 2013 report, published by Lucian Leape Institute, looks at the current state of health care as a workplace, highlights vulnerabilities common in health care organizations, discusses the costs of inaction, and outlines what a healthy and safe workplace would look like. Click the link below to read the report.

America's Health Rankings Annual Report

United Health Foundation

Funded by the United Health Foundation, this 2018 report is the longest running annual assessment of the nation’s health, on a state-by-state basis, analyzing a comprehensive set of behaviors, public and health policies, community and environmental conditions, and clinical care data to provide a holistic view of the health of the people in the nation. Click on the links below for more information.