Aspen CSG serve as a central hub (connector and catalyst of ideas, people, and information) for those seeking to improve equity, opportunity, health, and prosperity in rural places. We actively center racial, geographic, and class equity throughout our work.
Our work is guided by the Thrive Rural Framework, which provides both a shared vision and a line of sight into our current understanding of the local and systems conditions necessary to realize that vision. Communities of all sizes across the US rely on rural people and places for water, energy, and food — making the health and economic prosperity of these places essential.
About Thrive Rural
A group of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grantees and partners (including Aspen CSG) are working towards a future where communities and Native nations across the rural United States are healthy places where each and every person belongs, lives with dignity, and thrives. The Thrive Rural Framework provides a roadmap to identify needs, set priorities, spur collaboration around actionable goals, and measure progress.
See below for how this group is helping shape and make progress toward this shared vision.
Toward Better Rural Futures
ChangeLab Solutions’ new blog series highlights key learnings from their most recent rural project, Toward Better Rural Futures.
The Rural Aperture Project: Leveraging data to gain new insights into rural America
The Rural Aperture Project from the Center on Rural Innovation is intended to provide all those advancing rural prosperity — from practitioners…
Across the country, rural hospitals are beginning to address key social determinants of health, improving the health and well-being of…
Research Report Findings: Investing in Dismantling Structural Racism and Economic Inequity in Rural America
Report authors provide recommendations to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for development of a network to help to dismantle structural racism and economic inequity in rural America.
2023 County Health Rankings
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) brings actionable data, evidence, guidance and stories to support community-led efforts to grow community…
National association of counties HOUSING SOLUTIONS MATCHMAKER TOOL
The housing policy matchmaker aspires to be a resource for local officials, providing information that assists in understanding the elements…
How you can Engage with us
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- Attend an event.
- Tell us about your effort that is contributing toward a future where communities and Native nations across the rural United States are places where each and every person belongs, lives with dignity, and thrives.
Funding for our work has been generously given by: Ford Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.