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National Rural Health Day 2018

The third Thursday of every November is set aside for National Rural Health Day. This year it falls on Thursday Nov. 15th. The goal of Rural Health Day is to recognize the strength and integrity of the rural communities, the often unrecognized engine that drives the rest of the U.S daily. Despite all the good that rural communities do, they are often faced with a lack of health care available to them. From a lack of healthcare providers, accessibility issues and and aging population that has greater healthcare needs, it’s more important than ever to help support these rural communities. Often times rural hospitals struggle to gain enough funding, due to declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health aims to partner with individuals and healthcare providers across the country to support the ongoing education, innovation and communication of rural health systems.

To get involved, learn more and find events to celebrate Rural Health day near us visit The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health website.