NOSORH invites its partners and the partners of any of the fifty State Offices of Rural Health to join our advocacy efforts.
The 2022 advocacy priorities of NOSORH are to:
- increase appropriation of State Offices of Rural Health to $15 million
- reauthorize the State Flex Flex program to ensure vital statistics to an array of rural health stakeholders
State Flex Program Reauthorization
This document details what Congress should do: Pass H.R. 6400, the Save America’s Rural Hospital Act, introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jared Huffman (D-CA). Title IV of this bill reauthorizes and modernizes the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
State Offices of Rural Health Appropriations Request
This document details what Congress should do: increase funding for the SORH Grant Program to $15 million in FY 2023 to build the capacity of SORH and their state and communities to improve rural health. The SORH Grant Program has been statutorily authorized at $12,500,000 since FY 2018.