National Rural Health Association

RHC and CAH 2015

NRHA endorses Save Rural Hospitals Act

SaveRural iconU.S. Rep. Sam Graves and Congressman Dave Loebsack just introduced the â€ª#‎SaveRural‬ Hospitals Act to end the closure crisis. “NRHA has led the fight to stop rural hospital closures across the nation,” says Jodi Schmidt, 2015 NRHA president. “We’re calling on Congress to pass this comprehensive legislation to provide a pathway to the future for rural health.” Ask your representative to co-sponsor this bipartisan bill to stabilize and strengthen rural hospitals.

Calling all CAHs, clinics

charlie parkerJoin experts and colleagues from across the country for NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences in Kansas City. Gain rural best practices on hospital, clinic and EMS collaborations; financial outlooks, shared savings and strategic pricing; driving operational efficiencies through leadership; using data to improve performance; population health, patient-centered medical homes and ACOs; provider recruitment and clinical excellence and more. Register today to save $100 by attending both conferences. And sign up for the free post-conference session on 340B guidance.

Council expands focus, accepts conference submissions

MicrophoneNRHA is pleased to announce the reformation of the Health Equity Council and Conference, formerly the Multiracial and Multicultural Council and Conference, to highlight issues related to rural and underserved LGBTQ, veteran and homeless populations in addition to the many cultural minority populations the council has advocated on behalf of for years. Session proposals for NRHA’s Health Equity Conference, May 10 in Minneapolis, can be submitted through Oct. 15.

Journal of Rural Health accepting editorial board applications

EditorialBoardThe Journal of Rural Health, a quarterly journal published by NRHA, is currently seeking nominations for individuals interested in serving on the editorial board. JRH serves to advance professional practice, research, theory development and public policy by serving as a medium for communication among health scientists and professionals. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15 for open positions of the editorial board that begin Jan. 1.

Take a ride with the latest Rural Roads

distance120The summer issue of Rural Roads is now online, and it's easier than ever to access, navigate and share your favorite articles from your mobile device. The magazine features a powerful piece on the biggest barrier to treatment for rural residents; a first-time physician’s take on what being a rural doctor requires; a mobile mammography unit that has screened 15,000+ women since 2010; and how partnerships are using technology to expand rural behavioral health care.

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