Shannon Chambers (SC), Robert Coble (NC) and Tammy Norville, NOSORH Technical Assistance Director, spoke to a standing-room only group at the NRHA 2018 RHC Conference in Kansas City, MO in late September. They spoke on how Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) might work with their State Office of Rural Health. Norville provided an overview and context of NOSORH and general SORH information including organizational structures, examples of services provided and National Rural Health Day.
Coble discussed the different programs within the North Carolina Office of Rural Health and how those programs work with RHCs and other rural safety-net providers. (As a side note – this was Robert’s first national presentation and he represented like a pro!)
Chambers brought the presentation full circle with her discussion of services provided to RHCs through the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SC ORH). She discussed the outreach strategies SC ORH uses to encourage RHC participation, keeping them informed while protecting their inboxes from “overuse”.