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The term “rural” here refers to areas not designated as Metropolitan Statistical Areas by the Office of Management and Budget.

Rural Healthcare Facilities

Defining Rural

There are many rural-urban classification schemes. The resources on this page explain the differences and describe things to consider when selecting a definition of rural.

A collection of rural demographic and health data resources and assessment tools.

Visit this page for maps of rural healthcare facilities, health professional shortage areas, and what Wisconsin looks like using different definitions of rural.

Penny Black
Staff Contact:

Penny Black
Data and Evaluation Program Manager
pdblack@wisc.edu
(608) 261-1887

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