USDA Partners with the National Rural Health Association to Provide Technical Assistance to Rural Hospitals Across the Nation

Department Highlights Partnership on National Rural Health Day

On National Rural Health Day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced its partnership with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) to provide technical assistance to rural hospitals across the nation.

USDA is awarding NRHA a $2 million cooperative agreement to implement a technical assistance pilot program for hospitals located in rural communities of 50,000 or less.

The technical assistance will help rural hospitals better manage their financial and business strategies to improve performance, prevent further hospital closings, and strengthen the delivery of health care for rural communities.

NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.

To learn more, read full STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT.