National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

About Us

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for nearly 61 million rural Americans.

NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORH to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.


Call for Speaker Proposals

NOSORH is now accepting speaker proposals for the 2023 NOSORH Annual Meeting in Traverse City, Michigan, on September 19-21, 2023.

You are invited to submit your proposal(s) to present rural innovations, research findings, model programs, resources, and projects to all 50 State Offices of Rural Health.

The deadline to submit a proposal is May 26, 2023.

Share Your Pictures of Rural

To kick off National Rural Health Day (NRHD) 2023, NOSORH is asking all rural health collaborators, innovators, providers, and community stakeholders to share their pictures of rural!

All submitted photos will be considered for use in the 2023 NRHD promotional campaign developed to celebrate the “Power of Rural” on November 16.

The deadline to submit a photo is May 26, 2023.


Rural Health Policy Update – May 2023

NOSORH Visits Washington DC On April 25, NOSORH spent the day visiting with lawmakers and their staff on Capitol Hill. NOSORH met with House and Senate offices to advocate for increased...

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Rural Health Policy Update – April 2023

The fiscal year 2024 (FY ’24) budget process got underway on March 9, when the Biden Administration released its FY 2024 budget request to Congress. Here is a link to the 169-page HHS budget...

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Upcoming Events



Region D Regional Partnership Meeting


2023 Policy Factsheets

Updated State Flex Program Reauthorization and State Offices of Rural Health Appropriations Request fact sheets are now available.