State Offices of Rural Health Helping the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of COVID-19, for the last several months it hasn’t been business as usual for most people—and that includes the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH). The SORH have addressed the ongoing public health crisis in a variety of ways—from helping set up rural...

SORH COVID-19 Response

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NOSORH is hosting weekly listening sessions with the 50 State Offices of Rural Health to identify the challenges and opportunities that SORH are hearing from their constituents. These reports document the...

Go “Beyond the Basics” With NEW On-Demand Grant Writing Course

NOSORH’s Grant Writing Institute—Beyond the Basics is on-demand! This course is designed for individuals looking for education beyond the introductory or beginning level. This is the only grant education of its kind focused on rural health grant writers. Topics will...

Discount Available for Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist Online Course

NOSORH and ArchProCoding are partnering to offer a 50% discount on an online self-study course for rural healthcare professionals to attain certification as a Rural Coding & Billing Specialist. This is the first online clinical documentation, coding and billing...

Texas SORH Fosters Quality Champions in Rural Hospitals Across the State

To help rural Texas hospitals improve the quality of their healthcare, the Texas Office of Rural Health (TX SORH) is fostering “quality champions” in every region of the state. “In Texas we’re not immune to the high rate of turnover in our hospitals—which includes our...

State Offices of Rural Health Put Extra Funding to Work for Rural Communities

By Beth Blevins Many State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) are receiving an additional $50,000 in funding this year, thanks to the advocacy of NOSORH and its partners. The money, which became available on July 1, was part of the $2.5 million dollar increase in the SORH...

New Tiered Technical Assistance Program Available for State Offices

While working with State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), NOSORH discovered an unmet need for more in-depth technical assistance (TA) to build SORH capacity as well as provide an extension of the SORH to rural providers. This led to the development of the Tiered...

Policy Analysis and Response Committee Focuses on Definitions and Methodology

The Health Resource and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) recently closed two requests for information (RFI) – one regarding the methodology supporting Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and another on proposed Maternal Care Health...

Enroll Now in POND: Practice Operations National Database

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has partnered with Lilypad, LLC to implement the Practice Operations National Database (POND™) program, a web-based data collection, reporting and benchmarking application for rural primary care providers....

COVID-19 Resources

With the growing COVID-19 concern brewing around us, here are some rural-relevant resources that might be helpful.Additional updates, resources and information will be added to this page as they become available...   Visit the CMS Current Emergencies landing page for...