Institute of
Rural Health

  • Our Mission - to improve the health of communities through research, education, and service.
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Institute of Rural Health

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Current IRH Research and Projects

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) - The Economic Burden of Injuries to Alaska Natives: Implications for Prevention and Health Policy

To measure the economic burden of injury in Alaska Native communities and estimate the relative cost-effectiveness of injury prevention interventions.

Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project (AAYSP)

To create an infrastructure for reducing suicide attempts/completions among Idaho youth ages 10-24 through trainings and partnering with other suicide prevention groups.

Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue Research (ProQOL)

Examines the positive and negative aspects of providing care for people who have experienced suffering or trauma. The AAYSP project incorporates this Professional Quality of Life research, found at

Cooperative Telehealth Network

To deliver educational and clinical services to rural areas using state-of-the-art telenetworking technologies.

Idaho Community HealthCorps (ICHC)

AmeriCorps service program that places members throughout Idaho to support community based, culturally appropriate, and rurally adapted health activities.

Idaho Healthcare for Children and Families (IHCF)

This AmeriCorps program funded by Serve Idaho places members in Head Start and Early Head Start programs to provide outreach to children and families, assist with advocacy needs, and provide health education.

Idaho Partner in the National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program (OPP)

Part of a national initiative to increase public awareness of mental illness and mental health issues.

Idaho Rural Health Association (IRHA)

To improve the health of rural Idahoans and populations and to assist members in providing leadership on rural issues.


A 3D interactive virtual environment for collaborative immersive learning experiences for the healthcare, emergency preparedness, and educational services industries.

Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Grant III (TBI)

To advance Idaho’s statewide system of support for both civilian and military individuals with a TBI and their families.