National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health


About Us

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for nearly 61 million rural Americans.

NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORH to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.

NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to write better grant proposals, turn rurality to your advantage, learn to connect with funders, and more.


This series is perfect for beginners seeking to gain the skills to research and draft winning program proposals from various funders.


Learn more and register here!

2023 National Rural EMS & Care Conference

Registration is now open!


Invited attendees include rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and State Offices of Rural Health.


For more information and to register, visit the conference web page.

2023 National Rural EMS & Care Conference

2022 Community Stars eBook

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2022 Community Stars eBook is out now!


Each person, coalition, and organization nominated to be their state’s Community Star represents the faces and grassroots initiatives that are working to address the social determinants of health and improve the lives of those who call rural their home.


We hope you enjoy reading these inspiring stories as you celebrate National Rural Health Day and the #PowerofRural.


Read their inspiring stories here!





National Rural EMS & Care Conference


Supporting Rural Health Coalitions: Opportunities with your SORH

A fact sheet for rural health stakeholders that are part of, or interested in forming, a community-based health coalition to address local challenges.

Policy Factsheets

Updated State Flex Program Reauthorization and State Offices of Rural Health Appropriations Request fact sheets are now available.