Symposium to develop a coordinated health policy on rural elders

The purpose of this project is to plan and develop a national invitational symposium on the health and chronic care needs and access problems facing rural elderly, a large and growing proportion of the rural population. The National Rural Health Association will work with a consortium of other organizations, including the Office on Aging and the AARP. The principal objectives of the project are to: (1) prepare background policy papers on organizational, financing, and delivery barriers to care in rural areas; (2) convene a symposium to develop a coordinated health policy on rural elders; and (3) produce a consensus document on the most critical access problems facing the elderly and a policy agenda for how efforts might be integrated to improve care. The target audience of the document is state and federal policymakers, federal program administrators, and a variety of private organizations that fund rural and/or elder programs. Partial funding will be obtained from the Kellogg Foundation and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $86,425.00

Awarded on: 7/25/1991

Time frame: 10/1/1991 - 12/31/1992

Grant Number: 18100


National Rural Health Association

521 East 63rd Street
Kansas City, 64110-3329


Donna Williams
Project Director