National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day Toolkits Available to Help You Celebrate!

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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

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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

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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

National Rural Health Day and Power of Rural Campaign

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National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is less than six months away! Gearing up for NRHD is an important activity for all State Offices of Rural Health (SORH). This year’s new logo (above) is now available for download. SORH are encouraged to begin using the logo on their websites, social media, email signatures and other communication material!  Later this month, a NRHD toolkit for planning state activities will be released with an easy-to-use promotional calendar, celebration ideas, guides to media and social media, and other helpful tools. In addition, the Community Stars 2017 nomination form will be available soon, so be thinking of “stars” in your state to honor in this year’s publication. NOSORH is also in the process of updating the website with refreshed resources and organizing a special session at the Annual Meeting. Thanks in advance for helping celebrate the “power of rural” and ensuring that NRHD 2017 will be a success!


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National Rural Health Day Webinar Recordings Available

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NOSORH hosted a series of national “WebSights” throughout the day on National Rural Health Day (NRHD). The webinars were 30 minutes long with speakers from AgriSafe, National Rural Health Association, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hall Render, Excelicare and Impact! Communications. The presentations and recordings can now be accessed on the NOSORH website.

Have you taken the Pledge yet? The “Pledge to Partner” is an initiative to transform NRHD into a year-long, ongoing commitment to bring collective focus to specific healthcare issues facing rural communities across the country. SORH and other stakeholders are invited to sign the online pledge to officially join the “Power of Rural” movement.

The Pledge focuses on 4 key areas:

Innovate: Commit to developing ideas, programs and models that transform and positively impact rural healthcare delivery. Challenge partners and community leaders to explore new approaches to reach at-risk rural populations.

Educate: Initiate discussions to inform stakeholders on the issues facing rural providers. Share information about the need to improve access and outcomes in rural communities.

Collaborate: Commit to establishing new relationships that will bring additional resources to rural health care.

Communicate: Use all available channels to spread the “Power of Rural” message. Share your stories and ideas.

Visit powerofrural.org to take the Pledge today! Upon taking the Pledge, you’ll hear and read about all of the ways you can engage with NOSORH, your State Office of Rural Health (SORH), and other rural health stakeholders.


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Thanks for Making National Rural Health Day 2016 a Success!

i Dec 1st No Comments by

NOSORH would like to thank you for your support of National Rural Health Day (NRHD) 2016! The day was a great success with nationwide events, webinars and recognition by partners and the press. It was exciting to see posts and tweets fill up social media. In fact, #PowerOfRural trended on Twitter and twenty-six legislators tweeted their support. The NOSORH Facebook page’s reach increased by 77%, Facebook likes increased by 38% and Twitter followers increased by 30% from 2015. The NOSORH Website had over 5,000 page views, an increase of 320% from 2015.

NOSORH is still tracking the NRHD activities of State Offices and wants to hear more about what you did to celebrate. Please click here to document your accomplishments!

NOSORH hosted a series of national “WebSights” throughout the day with speakers from AgriSafe, National Rural Health Association, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hall Render, Excelicare and Impact! Communications. The presentations can be accessed here on the NOSORH website (recordings will be available soon).

impact_nrhd_pr_twitter_takethepledge_finalThe “Pledge to Partner” was developed in partnership with Impact Communications and announced on NRHD as a way to transform NRHD into a year-long, ongoing commitment to bring collective focus to specific healthcare issues facing rural communities across the country. SORHs and other stakeholders are invited to sign the online pledge to officially join the “Power of Rural” movement.

 

The Pledge focuses on 4 key areas:

Innovate: Commit to developing ideas, programs and models that transform and positively impact rural healthcare delivery. Challenge partners and community leaders to explore new approaches to reach at-risk rural populations.
Educate: Initiate discussions to inform stakeholders on the issues facing rural providers. Share information about the need to improve access and outcomes in rural communities.
Collaborate: Commit to establishing new relationships that will bring additional resources to rural health care.
Communicate: Use all available channels to spread the “Power of Rural” message. Share your stories and ideas.

Visit powerofrural.org to take the Pledge today and start receiving information leading up to NRHD 2017. Click here for a short video about the Pledge.

01-nosorh_communitystars_coverIn addition to the Pledge, the Community Stars 2016 e-book was also released on NRHD! This publication honors and gives a personal voice to rural people, providers, advocates, and communities across the country. These stories document just a few examples of incredible service and dedication to the people who call rural America home. Thanks to all who submitted stories and congratulations to the individuals highlighted in the book!

 

 

As always, a big thanks goes to NOSORH’s partners and sponsors who help to make NRHD a huge success every year!


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