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Nominate colleagues for NRHA's 2016 Rural Health Awards

award imageEach year NRHA honors outstanding individuals and organizations who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. Previous recipients have forged innovative programs, services and solutions while improving rural health delivery, education and research. Nominate your favorite rural health professionals by Feb. 11 so that they may be honored nationally for their contributions to rural health.

Call for papers: NRHA’s journal to focus on rural veterans’ health

VANRHA’s Journal of Rural Health is soliciting articles on rural health and health care among rural veterans for a special section of an upcoming issue. Topics may include rural veterans’ physical and mental health status, access, quality, disparities, coordination, outreach and community reintegration. Research on special populations is also sought. Guidelines are provided to submit articles by March 15.

Take a ride with the latest Rural Roads

kilaweeThe final 2015 issue of Rural Roads is now online, and it's easier than ever to access, navigate and share articles from your mobile device. The magazine features a rural hospital slated to re-open after being closed for more than two years; natives caring for neighbors after sexual assault; an opportunity to get to know NRHA's 2016 president; members Charlie AlferoAlana Knudson and Cody Mullen in their own words

#SaveRural Hospitals Act needs your help

SaveRural iconU.S. Rep. Sam Graves and Congressman Dave Loebsack introduced the #‎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.

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