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NRHA Celebrates National Rural Health Day

On Thursday, November 19th, NRHA’s government affairs team joined thousands of advocates across the nation in celebrating National Rural Health Day by announcing the formation of the Rural Health Action Alliance, a coalition of the nation’s leading health care organizations representing providers and facilities that provide millions of rural Americans with high-quality, evidence-based care. Together, this coalition will seek to advance federal policies to improve rural health outcomes, including access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, continued expansion of telehealth technologies, and equitable resources for rural providers. For more information, view the full letter containing a roster of member organizations and contact Mason Zeagler, NRHA Government Affairs Senior Associate.

National Rural Health Day is November 19

Join HRSA as they celebrate National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 19. HRSA Administrator Tom Engels will kick off the day with opening remarks at 10 a.m. ET, followed by a welcome from Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Jeff Colyer.

Also featured will be a presentation by HRSA’s rural grantees discussing their resiliency and innovation during the COVID-19 public health emergency. HRSA will host a variety of events throughout the week which are open to the public.

View the agenda showcasing information and resources from across HRSA and HHS.

HRSA Celebrates National Rural Health Day

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will recognize the annual event with online activities on Thursday, November 19. HRSA Administrator Tom Engels will kick off the day, along with a welcome from Jeff Colyer, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. HRSA will host a variety of events throughout the week which are open to the public, including a virtual rural job fair and webinars focused on the rural response to COVID-19, social determinants of health, and telehealth.

New Fact Sheet Highlights National Rural Health Day Impact

National Rural Health Day continues to be successful because of support from the members of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and their partners. NOSORH is proud of the reach and impact this program has year after year as we work to bring new programs, ideas, events, and opportunities to celebrate the #PowerofRural – 2019 was no exception!  Check out the new fact sheet that highlights the impact of National Rural Health Day 2019 at the local, state and national level:  National Rural Health Day Impact Fact Sheet