The Rural Health Task Force was created to address the unique issues faced by rural, medium to low morbidity areas. This committee provides recommendations to NCSD and CDC about program initiatives, such as Program Collaboration & Service Integration and Health Care Reform that require stratified program models for varying geographic and population areas. Rural jurisdictions may have significant challenges relating to land mass coverage, isolation/stigma and varying morbidity trends that require different models for prevention. In addition, rural and frontier communities may have lesser capacity and funding for operations and evaluation.
The overarching goal of the Rural Task Force is to foster a partnership with CDC regarding the need for program applications specific to rural health.