Call for Speaker Proposals

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) invites you to partner with us to bring meaningful education to the 2022 NOSORH Annual Meeting, which brings together federal partners and all 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH). This year’s meeting will be in-person in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on October 5th-6th, 2022. Click here for more information.


This year, we are accepting speaker proposals on key rural health topics that include, but are not limited to: 

  • Alternative Payment Models, Medicare/Medicaid demonstration projects 
  • Behavioral Health Integration 
  • Broadband strategies and initiatives for rural communities 
  • Collaboration between rural hospitals and urban health systems 
  • Community paramedicine and community health workers  
  • Data analysis, interpretation, and visualization 
  • Economic implications and opportunities for rural health (USDA efforts, County Extension initiatives, etc.) 
  • Emergency preparedness and Emergency response 
  • Health Equity (diversity and inclusion, LGBTQ+, etc.) 
  • Primary Care Integration 
  • Programs to address rural social determinants of health (i.e., transportation, housing, food access, etc.) 
  • Public health infrastructure and clinical integration 
  • Rural community-based funding opportunities 
  • Rural philanthropic organizations and initiatives  
  • SORH success stories 
  • Telehealth and broadband access 
  • Workforce challenges and solutions 

What to Expect

Session selections for the NOSORH Annual Meeting are made by recommendation of the planning committee, comprised of State Offices of Rural Health. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified approximately 3 months in advance of the meeting. It is your responsibility to ensure your registration, hotel reservation, and forms are completed 4 weeks in advance of the meeting. It takes considerable time to coordinate all the details to produce a successful meeting and your cooperation is appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Trevor Brown, Program Coordinator, at 

Submit a Proposal

All proposals are due by end of business on June 6th, 2022.
To submit a speaker proposal for the 2022 NOSORH Annual Meeting, please click the button below: