Rural and Community Health programs seek to address healthcare challenges that affect Iowa’s rural and local communities. This work includes healthcare infrastructure planning and development, systems building, community engagement, and addressing barriers that impact access to quality healthcare. 

Rural and Community Health programs include:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Program
  • Centers of Excellence Program
  • Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Program
  • Direct Care Worker Initiative
  • Iowa Community Corps Program
  • Iowa Healthcare Workforce Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement Initiative
  • Iowa Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program (SafeNetRx)
  • J-1 Visa Waiver Program
  • Medical Residency and Fellowship Programs
  • Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex)
  • Mental Health Training Program
  • Physician National Interest Waiver Program
  • Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
  • Primary Care Office Program (PCO)
  • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
  • State Office of Rural Health Program (SORH)
  • Volunteer Health Care Provider Program (VHCPP)