National Rural Health Day

A Look Back at National Rural Health Day 2023

Celebrating the Success 

National Rural Health Day 2023 was a resounding success, highlighting the collective efforts of rural health providers, organizations, and stakeholders in addressing the unique needs of rural communities. View our fact sheet to learn more about how we transformed a single-day event into an ongoing #PowerOfRural movement.

2023 Community Stars

In celebration of National Rural Health Day, we proudly unveiled the 2023 Community Stars! This annual Recognition Program honors remarkable individuals and organizations going above and beyond for rural health. They exemplify the true spirit of collaboration, turning challenges into opportunities, ensuring access to quality care, and fostering a sense of unity and support within our rural communities. 

Key Messages & Data Points

The Key Messages & Data Points resource is made available each year to educate various stakeholders on the realities of rural through stories and data. Though the statistics and facts presented in this resource do not tell the whole story, they are essential to understand when developing policies and programs that affect the health of rural communities.

NOSORH extends appreciation to the contributors who have played a pivotal role in shaping the rural health data presented here.


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.

Power of Rural Headquarters

To learn more about National Rural Health Day, visit