National Rural Health Association

2015 Policy Institute

Membership Categories and Benefits

NRHA is unique because it brings together individual health practitioners, rural health clinic personnel, hospital staff, rural medical educators, state and federal agencies and other rural health enthusiasts dedicated to improving health care in rural America.

Click here to fill out an online membership application.

Click here to download an application to mail or fax

Organizational Membership

Organizational membership is designed to support hospitals, rural and community health centers, health systems and state and federal agencies.

Rural Health Clinics/Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Rural health clinic membership is designed to support the health care professionals and office staff of rural health clinics and FQHCs.

Individual Membership

Individual membership is structured for rural health professionals and academia.  Open to non-industry representatives only.

Student Membership

This category of membership is designed for full-time students enrolled in at least 12 concurrent credit hours per semester of a health-related training program at any level. Individuals with full-time employment are not eligible for student membership.

Supporting Membership

Supporting membership is available to corporations, agencies, professional societies, state rural health associations and other organizations that want to support a higher degree of association activity.

Industry Organizational Membership

Designed for organizations who market to or service NRHA members.

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Organizational Membership

Membership dues: Based on total number of employees

Organizational membership is designed to support hospitals, rural and community health centers, health systems and state and federal agencies. Membership dues are based on total number of individuals employed by the health care facility.

Annual Fee (based on total number of employees)

Employees

Dues

25 or fewer employees (Level 1) = up to 5 staff receive member benefits

$675

26 to 100 employees (Level 2) = up to 9 staff receive member benefits

$1,225

More than 100 employees (Level 3) = up to 15 staff receive member benefits

$2,025

 

  • Access to NRHA Connect (rural health social networking site)
  • Participation in committee, councils, or other groups
  • Member rates on NRHA services, products and educational conference activities
  • Career Center discounts
  • Access to NRHA Today electronic newsletter
  • Government Affairs Action Alerts
  • Annual subscription to Rural Roads magazine
  • Annual subscription to The Journal of Rural Health
  • Two votes in NRHA elections
  • Affiliation with two constituency/networking groups

Click here to apply for NRHA membership online.

Click here to download a printable application to mail or fax. 

Rural Health Clinics/Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Membership dues: $350

Rural health clinic membership is designed to support the health care professionals and office staff of rural health clinics and FQHCs so they can stay current with rural health matters. The membership also provides the clinic a voice and resources.

  • Full complement of benefits for up to three staff
  • Access to NRHA Connect (rural health social networking site)
  • Participation in committee, councils, or other groups
  • Member rates on NRHA services, products and educational conference activities
  • Career Center discounts
  • Access to NRHA Today electronic newsletter
  • Government Affairs Action Alerts
  • Annual subscription to Rural Roads magazine
  • Annual subscription to The Journal of Rural Health
  • Two votes in NRHA elections
  • Affiliation with two constituency/networking groups 

Click here to apply for NRHA membership online.

Click here to download a printable application to mail or fax. 

Individual Membership

Membership dues: $250

Individual membership is structured for rural health professionals and academia. Open to non-industry representatives only.  This level of membership entitles one individual to full privileges of the association including:

  • Access to NRHA Connect (rural health social networking site)
  • Participation in committee, councils, or other groups
  • Member rates on NRHA services, products and educational conference activities
  • Career Center discounts
  • Access to NRHA Today electronic newsletter
  • Government Affairs Action Alerts
  • Annual subscription to Rural Roads magazine
  • Annual subscription to The Journal of Rural Health
  • One vote in NRHA elections
  • Affiliation with one constituency/networking groups 

Click here to fill out an online membership application.

Click here to download an application to mail or fax

Supporting Membership

Membership dues: $3500

Supporting membership is available to corporations, agencies, professional societies, state rural health associations and other organizations that want to support a higher degree of association activity on behalf of their constituency. Supporting members receive full privileges of membership including:

  • A full complement of benefits for up to 20 staff in the organization
  • Access to NRHA Connect (rural health social networking site)
  • Participation in committee, councils, or other groups
  • Half-price attendance to two NRHA conferences
  • Member rates on NRHA services, products and educational conference activities
  • Career Center discounts
  • Access to NRHA Today electronic newsletter
  • Government Affairs Action Alerts
  • Annual subscription to Rural Roads magazine
  • Annual subscription to The Journal of Rural Health
  • Two votes in NRHA elections
  • Affiliation with two constituency/networking groups

Click here to fill out an online membership application.

Click here to download an application to mail or fax

Student Membership

Membership dues: $11

This category of membership is designed for full-time students enrolled in at least 12 concurrent credit hours per semester of a health-related training program at any level. Individuals with full-time employment are not eligible for student membership. Student members receive most privileges of the association including:

  • Access to NRHA Connect (rural health social networking site)
  • Participation in committee, councils, or other groups
  • Member rates on NRHA services, products and educational conference activities
  • Career Center discounts
  • Access to NRHA Today electronic newsletter
  • Government Affairs Action Alerts
  • Annual subscription to Rural Roads magazine
  • Annual subscription to The Journal of Rural Health
  • One vote in NRHA elections
  • Affiliation with Student constituency/networking group

Click here to fill out an online membership application.

Click here to download an application to mail or fax 

Industry Organizational Membership 

Membership dues: Based on total number of employees
Industry Organizational membership is designed for organizations who market to or service NRHA members. Dues are based on total number of individuals employed by the organization.

Annual Fee (based on total number of employees)

Employees

Dues

25 or fewer employees (Level 1) = up to 5 staff receive member benefits

$675

26 to 100 employees (Level 2) = up to 9 staff receive member benefits

$1,225

More than 100 employees (Level 3) = up to 15 staff receive member benefits

$2,025

 

  • Access to NRHA Connect (rural health social networking site)
  • Participation in committee, councils, or other groups
  • Member rates on NRHA services, products and educational conference activities
  • Career Center discounts
  • Access to NRHA Today electronic newsletter
  • Government Affairs Action Alerts
  • Annual subscription to Rural Roads magazine
  • Annual subscription to The Journal of Rural Health
  • Two votes in NRHA elections
  • Affiliation with two constituency/networking groups 

Click here to fill out an online membership application.

Click here to download an application to mail or fax. 

Friends of NRHA

Friends of NRHA is designed to provide a method for individuals and organizations to donate charitable funds to NRHA. The goal is to increase the number of unrestricted donations to NRHA and to put money into areas and projects most in need.

Public and private grant funding often restricts NRHA projects. Many desirable activities and projects fall outside the scope of this funding, leaving NRHA unable to expand into needed areas. Therefore, NRHA must look to additional unrestricted private donors to fund new initiatives and keep membership and conference fees stable amidst continually rising costs. This program provides an avenue for the association to fund student scholarships to conferences, events, and activities; 30 percent of every dollar donated will go toward scholarships for students preparing for a career in rural health.

Membership Benefits

NRHA Today

NRHA Today carries the latest Capitol Hill developments regarding legislation that impacts rural Americans. It also contains information regarding recent activities and initiatives within the NRHA, as well as updates on NRHA conferences, resources of interest to those working in rural health care and employment and funding opportunities for rural professionals. NRHA Today is sent out weekly electronically to all levels of NRHA membership with valid e-mail addresses.

NRHA Connect

NRHA Connect was created to help you network with colleagues and experts with similar job duties, interests and goals with the hope of building a stronger community to advance rural health. Network with your peers and exchange ideas and information. Ask questions and get answers from industry professionals. Participate in on-line forums.   

NRHA Connect mobile app

Whether you have an iOS or Android-powered phone, you can get connected with NRHA by downloading our MemberCentric-powered app through your phone’s marketplace. The app is free and open to all users with an existing NRHA Connect account. 

Discounts

Receive discounts on conference registration, bookstore items and webinars.

Government Affairs Action Alerts

Electronic Action Alerts contain late-breaking rural health updates and must reads for grassroots activism. Action Alerts are sent to all levels of NRHA membership with valid e-mail addresses.

Career Center

Post resumes and view or apply for health care opportunities for free.  Members post job openings at an exclusive discounted rate.

Rural Roads

The NRHA's highly acclaimed quarterly magazine focuses on human-interest stories and successful programs that keep rural America healthy. The magazine's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire rural health professionals.

The Journal of Rural Health

A peer-reviewed scientific journal, The Journal of Rural Health encompasses policy review model evaluations, demonstration projects and statistics to improve rural health practices.

Constituency/networking group affiliation

To accommodate the diverse NRHA membership, members can affiliate with a constituency group to network and learn about areas of rural health that interest them most. Choices include:

  • Clinical Services
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Frontier
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Public Health  
  • Research and Education
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Statewide Health Resources
  • Student

NRHA teleconferences, continuing education events, conferences and webinars

NRHA events and networking opportunities keep members current with the latest information, advances and resources in rural health. Annual events include:

  • NRHA Annual Conference
  • Rural Health Policy Institute
  • Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference
  • Critical Access Hospital Conference
  • Rural Health Clinic Conference
  • Quality and Clinical Conference
  • Rural Medical Educators Conference
  • NRHA Skill-Building Workshop

NRHA Services Corporation

The NRHA Services Corporation is a subsidiary of NRHA that oversees the NRHA partner program. This program seeks to connect members with businesses where members have identified needs in the following service areas:

  • Communication and survey responses
  • Referral of businesses from which members would benefit
  • Consideration of preferred business partners

NRHA Services Corporation contact: Larry Bedell, 913-269-1199 or bedell@nrhasc.com.

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