National Rural Health Day 2017

Over 60 million Americans live in rural and frontier communities. Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, but these communities also have unique healthcare needs, which is why the National Organization of State Offices of Rural sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 16th, 2017 – to celebrate National Rural Health Day!

This page offers resources to help you promote and celebrate National Rural Health Day

Learn more about National Rural Health Day

Learn more about rural healthcare in America

Ways to Celebrate




Want to help us make a difference for over 60 million people living in rural America?

We’re transforming National Rural Health Day into a year-long commitment to bring collective focus to specific healthcare issues facing rural communities. We’re asking all rural health stakeholders to inspire communities to address and resolve their most challenging population health issues. We’re asking you to begin new conversations about the power of pioneering rural partnerships. Make a promise to stay informed and involved with NOSORH and State Offices of Rural Health in 2017, helping to support their combined missions.

Visit to take the Pledge to Partner!

Innovate. Educate. Collaborate. Communicate.


Community Stars

01-nosorh_communitystars_coverThe annual “Community Stars” publication honors and gives a personal voice to rural people, providers, advocates, and communities across the country. These stories document just a few shining examples of service and dedication to the people who call rural America home.

The 2017 Community Stars e-book will be published on National Rural Health Day. Stay tuned!

Read the 2016 Community Stars Book


NOSORH Sponsors and Partners
NOSORH and State Offices of Rural Health are honored to count a host of federal government agencies, national rural health-related associations and organizations among its partners for National Rural Health Day and other rural health efforts.

Partner list
Sponsor list

Click here to learn more about sponsor and partnership opportunities!


For more information on National Rural Health Day:

Ashley Muninger, NOSORH Communications & Development Coordinator
Matthew Strycker, NOSORH Program Manager