National Rural Health Day Schedule of Events

National Rural Health Day Schedule of Events
Thursday – Saturday


Thursday, November 19th

10:00 AM Eastern

National Rural Health Day: Rural Responds to Covid 19
Health Resources Services Administration, Administrator Tom Engels and National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Chair Jeff Colyer

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Department of Health and Human Service leaders welcome rural community members in commemorating the 10th Annual National Rural Health Day by celebrating successes and reflecting on challenges faced by rural health systems over the past year. The Rural Responds to COVID-19 presentation immediately after their remarks. Three Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant recipients will talk about resiliency and innovation efforts during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern, continued from Wednesday, November 18

Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities: A Telehealth 101 Virtual Workshop for Tribes, Part 2
Health Resources Services Administration Office of Regional Operations – Denver, Kansas City, and Dallas


Learn about telehealth promising practices and lessons learned from the field. Telehealth programs that will be highlighted will focus on Maternal Health, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs, Tele-Behavioral Health, as well as innovative approaches to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Rural Health Challenges in the Era of COVID-19
National Institutes of Health


This seminar explores the impact of COVID-19 on rural populations, systems, and workforce issues, and community engagement to respond to the pandemic. Attendees MUST register prior to the presentation.

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Eastern

Striving and Surviving: The Power of Rural is 100% Community
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

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Authors of 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving Katherine Ortega Courtney, Ph.D., and Dominic Cappello, along with Matthew Probst, PA-C, featured in the 2018 award-winning documentary, The Providers will discuss the groundbreaking research and the roadmap 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.

2:00 PM– 3:00 PM Eastern  

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The Rural Health Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses Rural Health Clinic (RHC), Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) issues, as well as some inclusion of other questions and concerns that occur in clinical practice pertaining to other CMS payment systems that also extend into these settings. This call will focus on the latest rural health efforts and National Rural Health Day activities from CMS.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

National Rural Health Day Market Update
Stroudwater Associates and National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Presenter: Eric K. Shell, Director and Chairman, Stroudwater Associates

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NOSORH, in partnership with Stroudwater Associates, announces a special market update on National Rural Health Daye for rural healthcare stakeholders. Join us to stay current on the changes in the healthcare marketplace in order to strategize responses to ensure vital services for rural communities.

Friday, November 20th

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Rural Oral Health Summit
Presented by: Zufall Community Health Center and the NJ State Office of Rural Health. HRSA’s ORO-New York is on the planning committee.

Online capacity of the symposium is open to the first 500 attendees.

This presentation is the state’s second Rural Oral Health Care Summit. It addresses the integration of oral health in rural communities. RADM Tim Ricks, the Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Dental Officer, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Renee Joskow and Dr. Marcia Brand will also be presenting.

Saturday, November 21st

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern

2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress – Live Virtual Conference
Presented by the Rural Medical Educator Collaborative Moderated by Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, MPH

Do you serve patients in rural and underserved areas? Join us for our 2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress – a virtual live CME/CE conference on Saturday, November 21, 2020! Hear from rural health moderator, Dr. Barbara Yawn, and subject matter experts on a variety of topics relevant to rural primary care practice. Registration is free.