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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. #powerofrural


Featured National Rural Health Day Celebration

Watch the Featured Film
& Join the Discussion

The Providers Documentary Film will be made available for screening in honor of National Rural Health Day from November 7 – 21, 2019 by access code only, by registering online.  Those who register to watch the film, will also have the opportunity to register for a FREE NRHD special live web event hosted and facilitated by NOSORH featuring Anna Moot-Levin, one of the two filmmakers, as well as Matt Probst, PA-C, a provider whose story is told in the film.

Watch the exclusive clip of “The Providers” below.

Key Messages & Data Points

Take a look at the NEW 2019 National Rural Health Day Key Messages & Data Points ePublication. The document outlines rural-relevant data points that fall under the 3 NRHD “Key Messages”:

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


The 2019 Book of Community Stars is almost here!

New this year, you can read the collection of inspiring stories representing 44 states online beginning on National Rural Health Day, November 21st, and, you can also place your order to receive a hard copy book.


Walk to celebrate National Rural Health Day!

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) is pleased to announce that Walk with a Doc will join them in celebrating National Rural Health Day 2019!