National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day a Nationwide Success

i Dec 6th No Comments by

 

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) was celebrated on November 15, 2018, with a record number of nationwide events held by State Offices of Rural Health, rural communities, providers and stakeholders. Activities this year included Walk with a Doc walks, Twitter chats, and a call to action to use the #PowerofRural on social media to create a coast-to-coast conversation on rural health. The #PowerofRural generated over 7 million impressions and over 2,200 tweets on November 15, surpassing 2017’s impressions by over 3 million!

NRHD received broader national attention and reached new audiences with many new partners engaged this year. Teryl Eisinger, NOSORH Executive Director, was interviewed on Cerner’s The Value of National Rural Health Day podcast, and she wrote a blog post, The Power of Rural to Improve Health, that was featured on the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Prevention Policy Matters blog. In addition, Karen Madden, Director of the Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health, and Dr. David Sabgir, Founder & CEO of Walk with a Doc, joined Eisinger for a Rural Matters podcast on the topic of NRHD and the Power of Rural.

Now in its fourth year, the 2018 Community Stars e-book was published on NRHD with inspirational stories of individuals and organizations who truly embody the Power of Rural. Over 100 nominations were received with 29 different states represented. Thanks to all who took the time to submit a nomination to formally recognize the work of the many unsung heroes of rural health!

There were many opportunities to participate in NRHD, including three live NOSORH webinars on rural health hot topics: A Conversation on Rural EMS, Policy and the Power of Rural, and Rural Networks: Making a Difference in the Opioid Epidemic. The presentations and recordings can be found here on the NOSORH website. A Telehealth Twitter Chat was hosted by HRSA and an Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities Twitter Chat was co-hosted by NOSORH and RHIhub. In addition, NOSORH partnered with Walk with a Doc to encourage rural communities to host a special NRHD Walk with a Doc, resulting in 17 walks held across 12 different states!

As always, NRHD wouldn’t be successful without support from all 50 State Offices of Rural Health and partners across the nation! Along with countless events promoted by national partners, many State Offices participated in NRHD activities, including obtaining Governor’s proclamations, visiting rural providers and partners, holding contests, producing videos, distributing press releases, hosting rural health conferences, presenting special awards, and much more.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, November 21, and join the Power of Rural movement throughout 2019!

For more information on NRHD, contact Ashley Muninger, NOSORH Communications & Development Coordinator.


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Rural Health in National Spotlight for National Rural Health Day

i Oct 31st No Comments by

NOSORH, all 50 State Offices of Rural Health, their partners, sponsors, and community stakeholders are gearing up to celebrate the Power of Rural on November 15, 2018! It’s not too late to get involved with National Rural Health Day (NRHD) activities! Visit the PowerofRural.org website for the latest news and events happening throughout the country.

Here are some fun, easy ways to be part of the Power of Rural movement this month:

Join an Event
More events are being scheduled daily! Check the PowerofRural.org website for the latest updates.

  • How will you celebrate NRHD? Share your plans here, big or small! Your events will then be posted on the PowerofRural.org website.
  • RHIhub and NOSORH are co-hosting a NRHD Twitter Chat “Access to Health Care in Rural Communities”. Join @NOSORH and @RuralHealthInfo using #RuralHealthChat at 12:00 pm ET on November 15!
  • Stay tuned for the release of the 2018 Community Stars e-book on November 15! This year’s book will feature the inspiring stories of over 75 “Stars” who are making a big impact on rural health in every corner of the country!


Download Free NRHD Toolkits

The 2018 NRHD Engagement Toolkit is an easy-to-use online toolkit with resources designed for community stakeholders, including hospitals, clinics, first responders, and others who serve the health needs of rural communities. It includes logos, display advertising, social media, public service announcement and media release templates, and much more!

Are you a State Office of Rural Health? The NRHD Starter Toolkit for SORH contains comprehensive toolkits as well as promotional items, such as posters, social media posts, and postcards that support this year’s NRHD efforts.


Showcase the #PowerofRural on Social Media

Follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter and help make the #PowerofRural trend by liking, sharing, and retweeting posts! Be sure to use the #PowerofRural in every post and encourage others to do the same.
Click here for free NRHD social media graphics.
Click here to put a National Rural Health Day frame on your Facebook Profile Pic!  


“Walk with a Doc” on 11.15.18

Invite rural hospitals, health clinics, etc. in your state to host a free Walk with a Doc community walk on NRHD. Walk with a Doc is a fun and easy way to engage communities in better health and celebrate the Power of Rural. Click here to learn how to host a walk.


Take the Pledge to Partner

Take the Pledge at PowerofRural.org and commit to four specific calls to action: Innovate, Educate, Collaborate & Communicate!

 

Visit www.powerofrural.org for more ideas! Contact Ashley Muninger, NOSORH Communications & Development Coordinator, for more information.

 


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Nationwide Events Planned for National Rural Health Day

i Sep 28th No Comments by

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is next month! Help us shine a spotlight on the positive aspects of rural health and communities across the nation! NOSORH is holding a 30-minute webinar with national partners on Oct 3 at 3:00 pm ET to learn more about how to engage in the Power of Rural. All current and potential NRHD partners are invited to attend! Register here.

State Offices of Rural Health are invited to attend the webinar “NRHD Resources for SORH” on Thursday, October 4 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET to learn about National Rural Health Day resources available to SORH, including the NRHD Toolkit for SORH. Participants are also encouraged to share their plans. Register here.

Here are some ways to join the Power of Rural movement:

  • Start by visiting org! This website is the headquarters for all things NRHD, including toolkits, resources, upcoming events, and more!
  • For Partners- National associations, agencies and non-profits are invited to partner with NOSORH to grow the Power of Rural movement. Please be sure to take the Pledge to Partner to get updates and recognize your efforts in rural America.
  • Corporate partners and non-profits are invited to be recognized for their support at the NOSORH Annual Meeting. A special session is planned to help grow the reach of your rural work. Sponsors will also be highlighted on National Rural Health Day. Click here to view the 2018 Sponsor Prospectus
  • For SORH – The NRHD Starter Toolkit for SORH, developed specifically for SORH, contains comprehensive toolkits as well as stand-alone educational and promotional items (coloring books, social media posts, postcards, etc.) to support this year’s NRHD efforts.
  • For communities and other rural stakeholders – Check out the FREE NRHD Community Engagement Toolkit for resources designed especially for community stakeholders who serve the health needs of rural communities, including hospitals, clinics, first responders, and others. It features customizable posters, flyers, social media graphics, media release templates, and much more! These NRHD tools will enhance outreach efforts to schools, churches, local media outlets, and community businesses.
  • It only takes a few steps to start a positive movement! NOSORH is once again partnering with Walk with a Doc for a fun and easy way to engage rural communities in better health on NRHD and beyond. Invite rural hospitals, health clinics, etc. in your state to host a free community walk on NRHD and start a local chapter! Click here to learn how.
  • We need YOU to make a difference! Take the Pledge to Partner to get the latest updates and help bring collective focus to specific healthcare issues facing rural communities across the United States.
  • Follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter and help us expand our NRHD reach by liking, sharing, and retweeting posts! Click here for free NRHD social media graphics. Don’t forget to use the #powerofrural in every post and encourage your partners to do the same.
  • Stay tuned for more information on this year’s lineup of live, 30-minute webinars that will be featured throughout the day on NRHD.
  • Are you planning an event on NRHD? Do you have a unique idea you’d like to share? Share your plans at org and we’ll feature your event on the website!

Whether you’ve already made plans or are just starting to think about it, there are plenty of ways to get involved in celebrating the #PowerofRural!

Contact Ashley Muninger for more information.


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National Rural Health Day Toolkits Available to Help You Celebrate!

i Sep 4th No Comments by

Each year NOSORH, all 50 State Offices of Rural Health, their partners, sponsors, and community stakeholders set aside the third Thursday of November (November 15, 2018) to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). Whether you’ve already made plans or are just starting to think about it, there are plenty of ways to get involved! Visit the PowerofRural.org website for the latest news and events happening throughout the country to celebrate the #PowerofRural!

Here are some ways to join the Power of Rural movement:

  • Download the NRHD Starter Toolkit for SORH! This resource, developed for State Offices of Rural Health, contains comprehensive toolkits as well as stand-alone educational and promotional items (coloring books, social media posts, postcards, etc.) that support this year’s NRHD efforts.
  • Check out the 2018 NRHD Engagement Toolkit! This easy-to-use online toolkit features resources designed especially for community stakeholders, including hospitals, clinics, first responders, and others who serve the health needs of rural communities. It includes display advertising, social media, public service announcement and media release templates, and much more! These NRHD tools will enhance outreach efforts to schools, churches, local media outlets, and community businesses.
  • Invite rural hospitals, health clinics, etc. in your state to host a free Walk with a Doc community walk on NRHD. Walk with a Doc is a fun and easy way to engage communities in better health and celebrate the Power of Rural. Click here to learn how to host a walk.
  • Take the Pledge at PowerofRural.org and commit to four specific calls to action: Innovate, Educate, Collaborate & Communicate!
  • Follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter and help us expand our NRHD reach by liking, sharing, and retweeting posts! Click here for free NRHD social media graphics. Don’t forget to use the #powerofrural in every post and encourage your partners to do the same.
  • Stay tuned for more information on this year’s lineup of live, 30-minute webinars that will be featured throughout the day on NRHD.
  • How will you celebrate? PowerofRural.org has a place for you to share your plans for NRHD.

The success of NRHD depends on active engagement from all SORHs and partners! Visit www.powerofrural.org for more ideas! Contact Ashley Muninger for more information.


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Thank You for Celebrating the Power of Rural!

i Nov 30th No Comments by

 

Northern Berkshires Community Coalition in North Adams, MA

National Rural Health Day 2017 was a tremendous success with nationwide events, webinars and recognition by partners and the press. New activities this year included a partnership with Walk with a Doc, Twitter chats, NRHD toolkits, and a call to action to tweet #PowerofRural at 11:16 am in each time zone! The #PowerofRural generated 4.2 million impressions and over 2,000 tweets on Twitter!

NOSORH hosted three “WebSights” with speakers from Hall Render, National Rural Health Association, National Rural Health Resource Center and Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, WI. The presentations and recordings can be found here on the NOSORH website.

In addition, the 2017 Community Stars e-book was published on NRHD! The 31 inspiring individuals and organizations featured in the book were nominated by a member of their State Office of Rural Health, a community member, or peer. Each story highlights their selfless dedication to serving rural communities across the country. Thanks to all who submitted a nomination and congratulations to this year’s Stars!

The PA Office of Rural Health join a Walk with a Doc in Coaldale, PA, on NRHD.

 

As always, big thanks go to the State Offices of Rural Health and partners across the nation whose support help make NRHD a yearly success! Along with countless events promoted by national partners, forty-four State Offices have shared their NRHD activities with NOSORH, including obtaining Governor’s proclamations in 25 states, visiting community partners and providers, sending letters of appreciation to constituents, holding video and photo contests, distributing press releases, hosting rural health summits, presenting awards, and much more. If you haven’t already, please share your NRHD activities and photos with Ashley Muninger.

Mark your calendar for November 15 and start planning now for NRHD 2018!

 

 

 


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Join the National Rural Health Day Celebration

i Nov 1st No Comments by

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is on November 16, 2017 and there is plenty to celebrate!  Visit the revamped PowerofRural.org website for the latest news and events happening throughout the country to celebrate the #PowerofRural!

  • Check out the new NRHD Community Stakeholder Toolkit on the PowerofRural.org website! The toolkit was designed especially for use by RHCs, CAHs, FQHCs and EMS agencies. It includes display advertising, social media, public service announcement and media release templates, and much more! A brief webinar providing an overview of the toolkit was held on October 27. View the webinar recording here.
  • How will you celebrate? PowerofRural.org also has a place for you to share your plans for NRHD. NOSORH would like to give a shout out about what you’re doing!
  • Invite your rural hospitals, health clinics, etc. in your state to host a free Walk with a Doc community walk on NRHD. Feel free to share this informational flyer with your constituents to get them started. Find more info and register your walk here on the powerofrural.org website! Once registered, participants will receive free promotional material for their event!
  • NOSORH will be hosting three live, 30-minute “WebSights” starting at 2:30 pm ET on November 16. Click here to register!
    • 2:30-3:00pm ETHow to Help Policy Leaders Understand the Impact of Rural Health
      Speakers: Andrew Coats, Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman and Maggie Elehwany JD, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Rural Health Association
    • 3:30-4:00pm ETThe Five Characteristics Common to Thriving Rural Health Networks
      Speaker: Kap Wilkes, Director of Program Development, National Rural Health Resource Center
    • 4:30-5:00pm ETProject C.L.E.A.N. (Community Leaders Eliminating the Abuse of Narcotics): A Model for Physician Partnerships and Community Collaboration
      Speaker: Emily Dilley, Director of Marketing, Columbus Community Hospital
  • The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will be holding Twitter chats, webinars, HRSA Project ECHO Panel & demonstration, an HHS opioid panel, and more! View their full schedule of events here.
  • Take the Pledge at PowerofRural.org and commit to four specific calls to action: Innovate, Educate, Collaborate & Communicate!
  • Follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter for NRHD resources, graphics and updates. Please help us expand our NRHD reach by liking, sharing, and retweeting posts on the NOSORH Facebook and Twitter pages as well! Don’t forget to use the #powerofrural in every post and encourage your partners to do the same.

The success of NRHD depends on active engagement from all SORHs and partners! Visit www.powerofrural.org for more ideas! Contact Ashley Muninger for more information.


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National Rural Health Day is Next Month!

i Sep 28th No Comments by

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is just over a month away! Help us transform NRHD from a single day event into a sustainable movement that celebrates the “power of rural”. Be sure to let us know what you have planned so your good work can be shared with others!

What can you do to join the movement?

  • Download the NRHD Starter Toolkit for SORH, which features easy-to-use promotional calendars, celebration ideas, guides to media and social media, and other helpful tools! Share this resource with your partners!  Click here for the October promotional calendar.
  • Follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter for NRHD resources, graphics and updates.  “Like”, comment on, share and use the #powerofrural in every post! Encourage your partners to do the same.
  • Take the Pledge! Visit www.powerofrural.org and commit to four specific calls to action: Innovate, Educate, Collaborate & Communicate!
  • Stay tuned for this year’s lineup of “WebSights” (30 minute, engaging, webinar-style information sessions) to be held on the afternoon of November 16. The “WebSights” will feature key issues such as:
    • Networks of innovation
    • Keys to policy to improve rural health
    • Power of community engagement

The success of NRHD depends on active engagement from all SORHs and partners! Visit the National Rural Health Day website at www.nationalruralhealthday.org for more ideas on how to celebrate the “Power of Rural”. Contact Ashley Muninger for more information.


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Celebrating the Power of Rural

i Aug 31st No Comments by

Each year NOSORH and its partners set aside the third Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). This year you can help us transform NRHD from a single day event into a sustainable movement that promotes the “power of rural” and keeps rural health matters at the forefront. Whether you’ve already made plans or are just starting to think about it, here are some ways to get involved!

  • Download the NRHD Starter Toolkit for SORH, which features easy-to-use promotional calendars, celebration ideas, guides to media and social media, and other helpful tools! Share this resource with your partners!  Click here for the NRHD September promotional calendar.
  • Nominate a Community Star! The Community Stars e-book is published annually on NRHD to honor the dedicated individuals and organizations who go above and beyond to make their rural community a better place to live, work and play. There is no limit to the number of submissions from each state, so share widely with partners and rural healthcare providers. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, September 15! Click here to submit a nomination.
  • Engage in social media! Follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter for NRHD resources, graphics and updates. “Like”, comment on, and share NOSORH’s posts to help us reach a wider audience. Use the #powerofrural in every post and encourage your partners to do the same.
  • Take the Pledge! Visit www.powerofrural.org and commit to four specific calls to action: Innovate, Educate, Collaborate & Communicate!
  • Stay tuned for more information on this year’s lineup of live, 30-minute webinars that will be featured throughout the day on NRHD.

Visit the National Rural Health Day website at www.nationalruralhealthday.org for more ideas on how to celebrate the “Power of Rural”. Contact Ashley Muninger for more information.


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National Rural Health Day: New Toolkit and Searching for “Stars”

i Jul 21st No Comments by

It’s never too early to start making plans for National Rural Health Day (NRHD)! To help kickstart the planning process, NOSORH recently hosted the webinar Preparing for National Rural Health Day 2017 as an overview of the resources currently available and for State Offices to share their plans/ideas. One of the resources outlined was the recently released NRHD Starter Toolkit for SORH, which features easy-to-use promotional calendars, celebration ideas, guides to media and social media, and other helpful tools. Please feel free to share this resource with your partners!

NOSORH is now collecting nominations for the 3rd annual Community Stars publication! Community Stars is published as an e-book on NRHD to honor the dedicated individuals and organizations who go above and beyond to make their rural community a better place to live, work and play. Nominations are due Friday, September 15, 2017. Click here to submit a nomination for this year’s publication! There is no limit to the number of submissions from each state, so share widely with partners and rural healthcare providers. Click here to read the 2016 publication.

Have you taken the Partner to Pledge yet? Visit www.powerofrural.org to take the Pledge and commit to four specific calls to action: Innovate, Educate, Collaborate & Communicate!

Visit the National Rural Health Day website at www.nationalruralhealthday.org for more ideas on how to “Celebrate the Power of Rural”. Also, be sure to follow NOSORH on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Contact Ashley Muninger for more information.


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Preparing for National Rural Health Day 2017 (7-17-17)

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Webinar Recording

Webinar Slides