Category: NRHD Event 2020

Oregon Office of Rural Health Virtual Town Hall

The Governor has declared November to be Oregon Rural Health Month! We are holding our Oregon Rural Health Conference during Oregon Rural Health Month.

On NRHD, Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a virtual rural town hall!!

Event LocationThe Web
Event Time9.00 PT
Specific Event DetailsVirtual Town Hall

Spectrum Enterprise Supports NRHD

To celebrate National Rural Health Day, Spectrum Enterprise is supporting the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health by engaging with rural healthcare clients and prospects with thought leadership content about the importance of connectivity and patient experience. We also invite rural health stakeholders to join us in taking the #PowerofRural pledge by driving them to our website to learn more about how we can help them navigate the Rural Health Care Program. Also to speak with a Rural Healthcare Solutions Expert to assess its IT infrastructure and discuss their connectivity needs.

We also invited our Rural Healthcare Account Executives to send us their testimonials on what the Power of Rural means to them and their rural healthcare clients so that we could feature them in a blog to post on social media and encourage everyone across our organization to help spread the word. And join us in taking the pledge to collaborate, educate, communicate, and innovate to help make a difference in rural lives.

Washington State Art Contest

The Office of Rural Health at the Washington State Department of Health is continuing its highly successful calendar art contest that results in a 13-month wall calendar. Students (K-12) of the State of Washington are asked to draw a picture of what makes their rural area a healthy and great place to live. Students whose art is selected receive prizes. All art is available (with the parent or guardian’s permission) to the agency to use in publications both internally & externally. Eastern Washington University and Western Washington University have been long partners and with their help, we have engaged public library and school districts both small and large

Following up and expanding last year’s effort to inform internal partners we doubled the number of informational bulletins to celebrate National Rural Health. Every week through November and after NRHD we will post on the following topic areas: What is Rural Health Day? Who are the members of the Office of Rural Health? What are the facts about Rural Health? This last one will include a link to the NOSORH/NRHD video The Providers. And the final posting will show the winners of the calendar contest.


REACH Waushara “Steps Around Wisconsin”

REACH Waushara is using social media, namely Facebook, to promote the National Rural Health Day on the REACH Waushara Facebook page and the Sand County Striders Facebook page. County partners are sharing the event invitation on their social media, also. In addition, we have three eye-appealing fliers that are being posted around Waushara County, Wisconsin to promote “Steps Around Wisconsin” where participants will track their steps on November 19th. The goal is to collectively walk 1,379 miles which is the distance around the perimeter of Wisconsin.

Event LocationWisconsin
Event TimeNovember 19
Specific Event DetailsThe REACH Waushara Wellness Coalition is promoting “Steps Around Wisconsin” where participants will track their steps on November 19th. The goal is to collectively walk 1,379 miles which is the distance around the perimeter of Wisconsin. Participants register to join the activity and submit the total steps they walk or run. This is the second year we’ve done this activity. Last year there were 283 participants that logged 880 miles.

FHLI/NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance Virtual Event

NCRHLA is hosting a webinar to “Celebrate the Power and Joy of Rural,” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. This event will spotlight the responsiveness and resiliency of our rural communities, and highlight the joy and benefits of choosing to live in a rural community. Attendees will hear from Matthew Hoagland, author of “Think Small: A Millennial’s Guide to Building a Meaningful Life in Rural America,” as well as from Sophia Paulos, Economic Development Director of Graham County, who will share details about the county’s innovative paramedicine program. NCRHLA is partnering with the NC Rural Center, NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Hometown Strong to host this virtual event.

Event LocationVirtual
Event Time11:00 AM
Specific Event Details

BOGO Free Fitness Center Membership

The Charles City County Parks and Recreation plan to increase rural health by offering a Buy ONE, Get ONE Free Fitness Center Membership to the Charles City County Fitness Center. They also plan to get residents engaged by passing out the National Rural Health Day Coloring Book and have an Amateur Photo Contest.

For inquiries, please contact Kimberly Barrow.

3-Part Podcast Series by the Minnesota Rural Health Conference Hosts

Creating a 3-part podcast series developed by the Minnesota Rural Health Conference hosts – the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), the National Rural Health Resource Center, and the Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA).

During the third week of November, we will release three podcasts that will cover rural health issues and how the pandemic has affected health care in Minnesota. #1 features the MN Commissioner of Health, #2 features an epidemiologist from the MN Dept. of Health, and #3 features findings from the MDH COVID-specific workforce survey.

Event Time11/17, 11/18, 11/19
Specific Event DetailsPodcasts released Tues, Wed, Thurs!

AHEC West Facebook Event

The entire staff at AHEC West will share a photo and their “WHY” – why we live and work rurally. We are excited to share our PowerPoint and highlight the beautiful area where we live, work, and play!

Join AHEC on their Facebook page on National Rural Health Day!

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation | Talk with a Rural Doc

On National Rural Health Day, please join the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation for another in our Talk with a Rural Doc series.

We invite all medical school students and premed students interested in rural medicine to join us for a Q & A session with Dr. Sean Schultz who practices in Sandy, OR at the base of Mt. Hood.

This session will on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 at 6:30 p.m. PACIFIC. The session is FREE, but registration is required. Register at

Feel free to share this with other students you know that might be interested.

Event LocationZOOM Event
Event Time6:30 p.m. PACIFIC
Specific Event Details

RME Collaborative Virtual Live Meeting

RME Collaborative is partnering again with NOSORH for the 2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress, a free virtual CME/CE event held in conjunction with National Rural Health Day. This half-day event will be broadcast live on Saturday, November 21, 2020, starting at 8:00 am CT. There is no cost to register. Visit to register. 

This year’s agenda will feature a variety of sessions and topics relevant to rural healthcare professionals, including asthma, adolescent and adult immunizations, hepatitis C, teledermatology, diabetic retinopathy, the impact of COVID-19, and more!

Who Should Attend:
Primary care clinicians who serve patients from rural & underserved communities 

Confirmed Sessions Include: 
• Adolescent and Adult Immunizations: Current Recommendations and Strategies to Reduce Barriers in Rural and Underserved Communities 
• Advances in Management of Difficult-to-Treat Asthma: Overcoming Challenges in Rural and Underserved Settings 
• HCV Management in Primary Care: Improving Screening and Treatment in Rural and Underserved Communities 
• Improving the Implementation and Adoption of Teledermatology in Rural and Underserved Settings 
• A Vision for the Future: Improving Early Detection and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Rural and Underserved Settings
• And more – full agenda coming soon! 

What to Expect: 
• Attend virtually from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device 
• Watch & listen to updates from experts on primary care topics 
• Participate in live polls and ask questions to faculty in real-time 
• Earn free CME/CE credit for each session you attend

About RME Collaborative:
Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative, a division of Talem Health, aims to support the educational needs of rural healthcare professionals by providing high-quality, evidence-based continuing medical education. As a Rural Champion partner of NOSORH, RME Collaborative is committed to the “Power of Rural” movement.