helping you write stories driven by data

Key Message & Essential
Data eBook

Each year, as a part of the ongoing Power of Rural movement, NOSORH captures and shares essential information and key messages that help to educate various stakeholders about the realities of rural through stories and data.

The information contained in NOSORH’s Key Message and Essential Data eBook focuses on the type and breadth of data available through NOSORH and each State Office of Rural Health.

Though the statistics and facts presented in this resource do not tell the whole story, they are essential to understand when developing policies and programs that affect the health of rural communities.

Once you become familiar with the data, NOSORH invites you to get to know the stories of those whose outstanding work relies on resources made possible by SORH.

The document outlines rural-relevant data points that fall under the 3 NRHD “Key Messages"


Rural America is fueling an innovative rural health infrastructure.


Rural America is a great place for mission-minded health professionals to provide individualized care.


Rural America offers a beautiful and challenging landscape, requiring unique approaches.