Author Contributions: Drs Rosenblatt and Hart had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Rosenblatt, Curtin, Hart.
Acquisition of data: Rosenblatt, Curtin, Hart.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Rosenblatt, Andrilla, Hart.
Drafting of the manuscript: Rosenblatt, Curtin.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Rosenblatt, Andrilla, Hart.
Statistical analysis: Rosenblatt, Andrilla, Hart.
Obtained funding: Rosenblatt, Curtin, Hart.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Rosenblatt, Curtin, Hart.
Study supervision: Rosenblatt, Curtin, Hart.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The core funding for this study was provided to the Rural Health Research Centers at the University of Washington and University of South Carolina by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA’s) Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP). NACHC was funded by HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) to administer the survey and collaborate with the Rural Health Research Centers. ORHP, BPHC, and HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions collaborated on the project and provided in-kind support.
Role of the Sponsor: The specific role of the funding organization was to provide advice in the design of the study; to review the survey instrument, which required OMB approval; and to provide comments on drafts of the manuscript.
Acknowledgment: We acknowledge the assistance of Jan Probst, PhD; Mike Samuels, PhD; Eric Larson, PhD; Sue Skillman, MS; Denise Lishner, MSW; and Rachel Porter from the Universities of South Carolina, Kentucky, and Washington. In addition, we thank Teresa Diaz, BA; Katja Laepke, MA; Veronica Egan, BS; Beth Kujawski; and Ted Mokry, BA, of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), who helped administer the survey, and the hundreds of health center staff who helped provide the data.