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Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Rural and Minority Health Research Center

The Rural and Minority Health Research Center's mission is to illuminate and address the health and social inequities experienced by rural and minoritized populations to promote the health of all through policy-relevant research and advocacy.  


The Rural and Minority Health Research Center Goals are to:

  • Conduct methodologically rigorous and policy-relevant research to provide a clear picture of health status, health care needs, and health services utilization among rural and minoritized populations
  • Investigate policies aimed at improving health and reducing barriers to care among rural and minoritized populations, especially persons experiencing poverty
  • Assess the resources available to, and barriers experienced by, rural and safety net health care providers
  • Promote the professional development of researchers and health care professionals to promote health equity
  • Facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborations between researchers and community partners wishing to bridge research and practice
  • Provide expert advice to national, state, and local governments and constituency groups to empower policy development and advocacy 


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220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204 Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-251-6317

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