National Rural Health Day

Driving Change | Going the Extra Mile

We set aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). This year’s theme is Driving Change | Going the Extra Mile.

NRHD is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, and determined spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural healthcare providers, organizations and cooperatives, State Offices of Rural Health, and stakeholders from various industry sectors dedicated to addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face today and into the future.


Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 61 million people – call them home.
These small towns, farming communities, and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other, and work together to benefit the greater good.
They are also some of the best places to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit.” These communities are an economic engine that provides the rest of the country with a wealth of services and commodities.

Join Us!

NOSORH is partnering again with RME Collaborative for Rural Health Clinical Congress Fall 2022, a FREE virtual CME/CE conference for clinicians who serve rural and underserved communities! This multi-topic event will be broadcast live on Saturday, November 19, 2022, starting at 8:00 am CT.

Click here to learn more about this unique continuing education event, and help us spread the word by inviting clinicians in your area to participate. Questions? Contact RME Collaborative at

It’s not just a day, it’s a movement!

To learn more about National Rural Health Day, visit