January 2021

Jill OesterleMichigan Center for Rural HealthManager, Rural Health Clinic ServicesNOSORH Member since 2017 Favorite thing about working at a SORH: Making connections with other SORHs. I enjoy getting to know other SORH staff, learning about their state and what they...

New Issue Brief Highlights SORH SUD Work

by Beth Blevins Funding from HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) program has helped several State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) recently start—or strengthen—their work related to substance use disorder and opioid use disorder (S/OUD). Those who...

August 2019

Crystal Barter Michigan Center for Rural Health Director of Performance Improvement NOSORH Member Since 2009 Favorite thing about working at a SORH: The SORH “family”. NOSORH does an excellent job in building a community among the SORHs. I feel very...

Michigan Center for Rural Health Helps Rural ACOs Get Off the Ground

By: Beth Blevins The goal of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is to reduce costs while improving patient care. The Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) is helping two ACOs in their state do just that. “This is all about changing from volume to value in primary...