NOSORH has contracted with three-time Emmy award-winning journalist Kelly Peterson to help SORHs get the word out about their good work with rural communities and providers in their state. Peterson will work with SORHs to help them create their state’s own inspiring stories, update key messaging, and build stronger relationships with the media. NOSORH’s goal is to tell a story for every state.  So far, 10 states are set to begin working with Peterson. “All of the meetings are going well.  It is great to hear the excitement and ideas from the SORH and to have an opportunity to build connections with state public information officers,” Peterson said. “The goal is to help states gain media attention for National Rural Health Day and get our message recognized. We have discussed creating mini-vignettes and videos to showcase a powerful story (stories) targeting NRHD.  Most of the teams I have spoken with have the resources to produce a small video. This would be a powerful tool to use for cross-promotion on social media and press releases. I look forward to working with more states to expose the powerful messages and stories that are being told in their state and potentially gain more media attention for National Rural Health Day.”

Consultation with Ms. Peterson is provided at no cost to all SORH. SORHs can schedule their time with Peterson by contacting Paige Law .

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