National Rural Health Day

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 15, 2018 to celebrate National Rural Health Day!

Visit for a complete listing of news/events and ways to celebrate National Rural Health Day and the Power of Rural!

Learn more about National Rural Health Day


Community Stars

The 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.


Read the 2018 Community Stars Book


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, helping to support their combined missions.

Visit to take the Pledge to Partner!

Innovate. Educate. Collaborate. Communicate.


For more information on National Rural Health Day:

Ashley Muninger, NOSORH Communications & Development Coordinator