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Rural Health Matters

Rural Health Appreciation Month

Sincere appreciation to Rep Don Jones/District 95/R, in the the Ohio House of Representatives, for working with the ORHA Legislative Committee to support a resolution designating Rural Health Appreciation Month in November H.R. NO.151.

The resolution acknowledges the.."health and well being of our rural communities is paramount to the success of our state...Rural Health appreciation is tribute to the doctors and nurses and many other health professionals who have been advancing the mission and should be commended for their tremendous advocacy... These fine individuals as well as numerous other supporters are sure to positively impact our state. We applaud all of their endeavors...Because of their commitment, these people are dedicated to eradicating diseases, lengthening lives, and making possible what previously seemed impossible. We are certain Rural Health Appreciation month in Ohio will help numerous people throughout Ohio."

As a local provider, you spend every day with your patients, their families, and the community. You understand their needs, and you know what questions to ask. But how do you get connected to the practical resources you need? Join ORHA to learn more.

Ohio Rural Health Association Cares

Ohio Rural Health Association is an advocate and networking connection for rural community hospitals, clinics, care providers, and legislators across the state of Ohio. We’re here to help you serve the people you care about most.



How to Connect with the Ohio Rural Health Association

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Stay connected to other professionals in healthcare committed to serving rural areas. We offer several membership options.

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Regional Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder meetings are held across the state. Contact us to learn more about attending an upcoming meeting or hosting one in your community.

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Share your talents by serving on one of our committees. Your contributions can make a big difference in the progress we make. Contact us to learn more.

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Since 2011, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, the 50 State Offices of Rural Health, and rural health stakeholders from across the country have set aside the third Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). This day promotes the “Power of Rural,” which brings much-needed attention to the ongoing efforts to communicate, educate, collaborate, and innovate to improve the health of an estimated 57 million rural Americans. Over the years, NRHD has transformed from a daylong event to a sustainable movement.

• Rural America is a great place for mission-minded health professionals to provide individualized care.
• Rural America is fueling an innovative rural health infrastructure.
• Rural America offers a beautiful and challenging landscape, requiring unique approaches.

 Click here to learn more about how you can get involved in National Rural Health Day!

In honor of National Rural Health Day, we invited Allen Hocker, Senior Advisor of Operations OhioHealth Shelby Hospital at OhioHealth  to share "100 Years of Care", the story of the critical access hospital in Shelby, Ohio. You can watch his presentation here. 

"100 Years of Care"

Click here to learn how HRSA Celebrates National Rural Health Day.  The public is invited to join us online on Thursday, November 18 at 11:00 am ET.  Speakers and panelists from several agencies will share what we’ve learned from our efforts at the federal level and from collaboration with state- and community-level partners.  Health equity is a priority focus and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) grantees will share best practices from their projects that consider social determinants of health to improve health outcomes.

HRSA is hosting virtual rural health events starting on November 15! 

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