National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is on November 16, 2017 and there is plenty to celebrate!  Visit the revamped website for the latest news and events happening throughout the country to celebrate the #PowerofRural!

  • Check out the new NRHD Community Stakeholder Toolkit on the website! The toolkit was designed especially for use by RHCs, CAHs, FQHCs and EMS agencies. It includes display advertising, social media, public service announcement and media release templates, and much more! A brief webinar providing an overview of the toolkit was held on October 27. View the webinar recording here.
  • How will you celebrate? also has a place for you to share your plans for NRHD. NOSORH would like to give a shout out about what you’re doing!
  • Invite your rural hospitals, health clinics, etc. in your state to host a free Walk with a Doc community walk on NRHD. Feel free to share this informational flyer with your constituents to get them started. Find more info and register your walk here on the website! Once registered, participants will receive free promotional material for their event!
  • NOSORH will be hosting three live, 30-minute “WebSights” starting at 2:30 pm ET on November 16. Click here to register!
    • 2:30-3:00pm ETHow to Help Policy Leaders Understand the Impact of Rural Health
      Speakers: Andrew Coats, Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman and Maggie Elehwany JD, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Rural Health Association
    • 3:30-4:00pm ETThe Five Characteristics Common to Thriving Rural Health Networks
      Speaker: Kap Wilkes, Director of Program Development, National Rural Health Resource Center
    • 4:30-5:00pm ETProject C.L.E.A.N. (Community Leaders Eliminating the Abuse of Narcotics): A Model for Physician Partnerships and Community Collaboration
      Speaker: Emily Dilley, Director of Marketing, Columbus Community Hospital
  • The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will be holding Twitter chats, webinars, HRSA Project ECHO Panel & demonstration, an HHS opioid panel, and more! View their full schedule of events here.
  • Take the Pledge at and commit to four specific calls to action: Innovate, Educate, Collaborate & Communicate!
  • Follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter for NRHD resources, graphics and updates. Please help us expand our NRHD reach by liking, sharing, and retweeting posts on the NOSORH Facebook and Twitter pages as well! Don’t forget to use the #powerofrural in every post and encourage your partners to do the same.

The success of NRHD depends on active engagement from all SORHs and partners! Visit for more ideas! Contact Ashley Muninger for more information.

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