PA Office of Rural Health Receives More Than $1.4 Million in Funding

October 14, 2010

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) has received $1,436,632 in state and federal funding to support programs designed to improve the health and well-being of Pennsylvania’s rural citizens.

PORH was created in 1991 to enhance the health status of rural Pennsylvanians and strengthen the delivery and quality of care in the communities in which they live. Located administratively in the Penn State Department of Health Policy and Administration, the organization compiles, analyzes, and disseminates information to health providers, educators, policymakers, and administrators; develops new and strengthens existing networks of rural providers, planners, and advocates; develops, implements, and assesses strategic rural health projects and programs; and serves as a liaison between academia, government, professional associations and the public in order to increase awareness of rural health issues throughout the Commonwealth.

State and federal funding recently provided to PORH will enable the office to continue addressing rural health issues in Pennsylvania until at least 2013. Those awards include:


Editors: For additional information, please contact PORH Director Lisa Davis at 814-863-8214 or, or contact the College of Health and Human Development Office of College Relations at 814-865-3831 or