The 5th Annual National Rural Health Day was a complete success. Governors Proclamations, Congressional recognition, nationwide events, community engagement, live webcasts and a slew of webinars dominated the day. NOSORH wants to thank the State Offices of Rural Health who planned and celebrated in a myriad of ways and truly showed just what it means to celebrate the power of rural. A special thanks also goes out to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy for pulling together a broad array of speakers and topics including Acting HHS Deputy Secretary, Dr. Mary Wakefield and Jim Macrae, the Acting Administrator at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Also joining NOSORH from the Administration was Chad Maisel with the White House Rural Caucus.  Chad discussed the Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive Demonstration project.

Another thank you goes to our partners – 3RNet, NCHN, and NRHA for collaborating together to make our partners webinar the most attended webinar hosted by NOSORH on National Rural Health Day.  Please click here to find all of the presentation and recordings of the webinars.

New this year NOSORH compiled a collection of stories from across the nation highlighting providers and communities addressing community health needs in a publication called “Real Doc Hollywoods and Community Stars”, which is published here.  SORHs have participated in the success of these stories from conducting the community needs assessment and helping develop programs to promoting the success of the program to other communities.  These stories are also great examples of programs that could be replicated across the nation.

Remember that State Offices of Rural Health need to fill out the NRHD activities form from this year, please do so by clicking here.

The NRHD evaluation will be released soon. Again, NOSORH wants to thank everyone who helped to make this National Rural Health Day the best yet.


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