Congress has begun negotiating fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills, and the National Rural Health Association is advocating for investments in rural health. Now, more than ever before, it is crucial that Congress support programs that seek to address the severe health care crises in rural America. Rural health care providers, who were struggling to keep their doors open prior to COVID-19, have been hit hard by the pandemic. While current spending for rural health programs is relatively small, it plays a critical role in solidifying the fragile health care infrastructure in rural communities. We encourage you to participate in our advocacy campaign to urge your Members of Congress to invest in rural health via FY 2022 appropriations.