The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health’s programs, leadership, and staff are recognized as amongst the most preeminent in the nation by our federal, state, and community partners. We strive to be one of the most effective state offices of rural health in the nation. For questions about Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health programs or services, please contact the appropriate program listed below. General inquiries should be directed to the main office at: (814) 863-8214.

Hospital and Healthsystem Initiatives

Administration of the Pennsylvania Medicare
Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex),
and the Pennsylvania Small Rural Hospital
Improvement Program (SHIP)

Oral Health

Medical, Oral Expanded Care Program
& Rural Health Dental Initiatives

Worker Protection Standard and Agricultural Safety and Health

Technical Support & EPA/WPS Compliance
Assistance for Farm Employers and Workers

Continuing Education and Outreach

Rural Community & Immigrant Health
Leadership Skills & Management

Swimming Pool Pesticide
Applicator Training Program

Classroom Training & Preparation for the
Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture’s Pesticide Application Exam
CORE & Category 24 Recertification

Population Health

County Health & Demographic Data,
Disparities, Indicators, & Progress;
CHNA Guide & Grant Finder

Rural Health Clinics

Rural Health Care
Close to Home

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Protecting the Health & Safety of Pennsylvania
Communities by Preventing Prescription
Drug Abuse; Pennsylvania PDMP Registration & Data

Health Initiative for Rural Pennsylvania

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Health Initiative for Rural Pennsylvania (HIRP) was established at the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health to implement COVID-19 reduction strategies in rural Pennsylvania.