What is National Rural Health Day?
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America, gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.
Want to understand the impact of National Rural Health Day? Read our report on all the ways we’ve transformed a single day event into an ongoing national #PowerofRural movement.
Did you miss the National Rural Health Day 100% Community Event?
On National Rural Health Day, Katherine Ortega Courtney, Ph.D., and Dominic Cappello, authors of 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving, discussed their groundbreaking research and the roadmap they have created to help rural counties press reset and learn how to work together in new ways to create local systems of health, safety, education and economic stability.
Congratulations to this year’s Community Stars!
As you read their stories, we hope you are inspired by learning about how they are helping to transform National Rural Health Day from a moment to a movement.
We know the work of a rural health champion happens every day, not just today.
Please join us in celebrating them and the #PowerofRural!
Community Engagement Toolkit Now Available!
The 2020 Community Engagement Toolkit is full of free, downloadable, customizable tools, such as posters, coloring books, postcards, graphics, PowerPoint templates, and more! These tools can help enhance your community outreach efforts to schools, media, businesses, etc. Stay tuned for the rollout of some new NRHD swag for purchase and additional announcements and resources.
Focusing on Innovation
Rural America is fueling an innovative rural health infrastructure.
Focusing on Healthcare
Rural America is a great place for mission-minded health professionals to provide individualized care.
Focusing on Solutions
Rural America offers a beautiful and challenging landscape, requiring unique approaches.