Hi everyone! My name is Candice Clark, and I’m so excited to be the new Editor in Chief for Rural Health Quarterly! I have been at the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health since February of 2020, and I was the Managing Editor under Scott Phillips before his retirement earlier this year.

As my first day as EiC is today I wanted to write a post saying hi, and to keep you (the reader) informed on what is coming up for RHQ.

First off, we will be publishing a Winter 2021 Issue late this year, the 2020 Rural Health Report Card. This Report Card will offer you a snapshot of what rural health looks like in the United States, with notes on what they are doing right and what needs improvement.

Following the publication of the 2020 Rural Health Report Card we will resume our quarterly publication schedule, and expect to publish a Spring 2022 Issue by May of next year, Summer 2022 by August, Fall 2022 by October, and Winter 2022 in December 2022/January 2023. This time frame is subject to change, so check back regularly as I will send out updates.

If you are a freelance writer with experience in the medical field and knowledge of rural health in America, I would love to publish your stories in RHQ. Email me at Candice.Clark@ttuhsc.edu with your ideas and pitches. If accepted by us, you will be paid upon publication. We also accept pieces for publication on our website year-round, at www.ruralhealthquarterly.com.

That’s all for now; please peruse the website as we have new content coming up in Rural Research and Rural Health Reports, written by yours truly and by a few of my coworkers at the Institute.

Stay healthy and safe, and Happy Wednesday!


Candice Clark, MA

Editor in Chief, Rural Health Quarterly