NOSORH hosted a series of national “WebSights” throughout the day on National Rural Health Day (NRHD). The webinars were 30 minutes long with speakers from AgriSafe, National Rural Health Association, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hall Render, Excelicare and Impact! Communications. The presentations and recordings can now be accessed on the NOSORH website.

Have you taken the Pledge yet? The “Pledge to Partner” is an initiative to transform NRHD into a year-long, ongoing commitment to bring collective focus to specific healthcare issues facing rural communities across the country. SORH and other stakeholders are invited to sign the online pledge to officially join the “Power of Rural” movement.

The Pledge focuses on 4 key areas:

Innovate: Commit to developing ideas, programs and models that transform and positively impact rural healthcare delivery. Challenge partners and community leaders to explore new approaches to reach at-risk rural populations.

Educate: Initiate discussions to inform stakeholders on the issues facing rural providers. Share information about the need to improve access and outcomes in rural communities.

Collaborate: Commit to establishing new relationships that will bring additional resources to rural health care.

Communicate: Use all available channels to spread the “Power of Rural” message. Share your stories and ideas.

Visit to take the Pledge today! Upon taking the Pledge, you’ll hear and read about all of the ways you can engage with NOSORH, your State Office of Rural Health (SORH), and other rural health stakeholders.

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