National Rural Health Association

2016 Annual Conference

Former US surgeon general will headline NRHA event

Benjamin 120NRHA is proud to have Regina M. Benjamin, MD, America’s 18th surgeon general, as the keynote speaker of our 39th Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation’s largest gathering of rural health professionals, May 10-13 in Minneapolis. You can also join experts and colleagues for the Health Equity Conference or the Rural Medical Education Conference on May 10, or participate in the Rural Hospital Innovation Summit May 10-13.

Your chance to present at NRHA's clinic, CAH events

MegaphoneNRHA is now accepting presentation submissions for the 2016 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital conferences through May 26. This year’s submission form features a category for alternative payment models in addition to the annual financial, leadership and quality tracks. The RHC and CAH conferences are slated for Sept. 20 -23 in Kansas City, Mo.

Nearly 700 rural hospitals at risk of closing

SaveRural iconOver seventy rural hospitals have closed since 2010, according to the University of North Carolina Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. An NRHA-sponsored study shows 673 more rural hospitals are “vulnerable or at risk for closure.” With your help, NRHA’s bipartisan bill will create a unique payment designation to offer a path forward for struggling rural hospitals. Help protect vulnerable rural facilities by asking your representative to support the Save Rural Hospitals Act.

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