National Rural Health Association

2016 Policy Institute

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.

NRHA now accepting 'quality' presentations

MicrophoneNRHA is accepting presentation submissions through Dec. 17 for its annual Rural Quality and Clinical Conference July 13-15 in Oakland, Calif. The conference is an interactive event for quality improvement coordinators, performance improvement coordinators, rural clinicians, quality improvement organizations, and nurses practicing on the front lines of rural health care.

Advocate for rural on Capitol Hill

capitol_hill_80px_CROPNRHA's 27th annual Rural Health Policy Institute gives you an opportunity to participate in the policymaking process Feb. 2-4 in D.C. with access to members of Congress, the Administration, key public health officials and health care experts. Register today to save $100 and arrive early to attend Advocacy 101 or the ACO Summit on Feb. 1.

Take a ride with the latest Rural Roads

RRFall15 CoverThe fall issue of Rural Roads is now online, and it's our biggest yet. Access, navigate and share articles from your mobile device. The magazine features how a volunteer-run pregnancy support center beat the odds' one rural clinic's cost-effective, eco-friendly expansion; a student's take on her 283-mile walk to save rural hospitals; why the smallest med school in Kansas is a big deal; rural rivals that teamed up for an award-winning partnership; and a greenhouse nurturing confidence in psych patients.

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