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Your chance to speak at NRHA’s San Diego events

MicrophoneNRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation’s premier event celebrating rural health. Each year, more than 200 rural health pros present educational sessions, research papers and posters. Any person with an interest in rural health care or rural health research is invited to submit session proposals or original research for presentation during the 2017 conference May 9-12 in San Diego.

Take a ride with the latest Rural Roads

RRSummer16 coverThe latest issue of Rural Roads is now online, featuring: a rural doctor’s take on what a hospital closure really means for a community; teaching mental health crisis skills to rural law enforcement; physicians writing about why they choose rural practice; and more. Share feedback on this magazine and opinions on rural health issues, plus your career-related accomplishments with the editor today.

Become a Rural Health Fellow

MegaphoneEach year, NRHA selects individuals with a proven dedication to improving the health of rural Americans to become Rural Health Fellows. Applications are due Sept. 1 for our yearlong program that develops leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.

Calling all CAHs, clinics to KC

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 driving operational efficiencies through evidence-based leadership; managing new frontiers in quality; financial tools, population health and MACRA-based solutions; strategies to start or revitalize your fundraising efforts; best practices from America’s top 20 CAHs and more innovative ideas. Register today to save. Plus, save $100 more by attending both conferences.

Nearly 700 rural hospitals at risk of closing

SaveRural iconMore than 70 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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