Advocacy Outreach

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

Factsheets

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.

Proposed Changes to the Definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas