National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural healthcare providers to address the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face today and into the future.
Rural communities have unique healthcare needs. Today more than ever, rural communities like Malheur County, must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. Learn more at powerofrural.org.