Welcome to the website for the Rural Women's Health Study! The Rural Women's Health Study is a research project, based in Missouri, that aims to collect information from women and their health care providers regarding the strengths and challenges of finding help for domestic violence in a rural area. Women who live in rural parts of the state who receive their primary health care at either a 1) federally qualified health center or 2) rural health clinic are encouraged to contribute to this research, as are health care providers (doctors or nurses) who work at a rural health clinic or federally qualified health center. Participating in this study means sitting down with the researcher to answer a few questions at a location of your choosing, at a time that is convenient for you.
Interested in learning more about how to participate? Please choose the option that best describes you and click on one of the links for more information.
If you are a woman over the age of 18 who is interested in participating in the Rural Women's Health Study, click here.
If you are a health care provider employed at a rural health clinic or rural FQHC interested in participating in the Rural Women's Health Study, click here.
If you are an administrator or director at a rural health clinic or rural FQHC, please click here to learn about becoming a host site for the Rural Women's Health Study.
A brief report summarizing the study's findings will be posted here starting in early 2015.