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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.

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.

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

Meet the 2019 Community Stars!

It’s here! The moment you’ve been waiting for, the 2019 book of Community Stars is out and we can’t wait for you to meet them!