Compiled by Beth Blevins and Susan Marder. September 2002. Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 70, 2005 Edition. Beltsville, MD. Last Modified: Oct, 2012. In the 1990's, rural health care providers began to rally in the face of this challenge. They have been developing new strategies for meeting the needs of their communities, and have been working creatively with their colleagues and neighboring communities to maximize resources. Much of that effort has been enhanced with financial and technical assistance from federal, state, and private institutions. In the spirit of that same assistance, this publication is offered to those who are working to assure and improve health care in rural America now and throughout the decade.