Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness


Sponsoring Organization

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)


Provides up-to-date resources, tools, and training to help rural healthcare systems prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 surge. Addresses unique issues and challenges in emergency medical services (EMS), inpatient and hospital, ambulatory, and long-term healthcare settings, covering a wide range of related topics, including healthcare operations, telehealth, behavioral health, and more. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Geographic Coverage



COVID-19 Response • Emergency Department Services • Emergency Medical Services • Emergency Planning • Healthcare Facilities • Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Reimbursement and Payment Models • Teleservices and Technology