|Clinical Services CG
Roger D. Wells
Saint Paul, Neb.
This group represents interests in clinical issues, including proprietary and non-proprietary practices.
|Federally Qualified Health Centers CG
Ava, Mo. 65608
This group is comprised of NRHA members interested in encouraging the delivery of quality primary care programs through rural federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).
Patrick Joseph Branco
The interests of NRHA members working or living in sparsely populated areas are served by this group. Members come from all areas, including hospitals, medical practices, public health, emergency medicine, state health organizations, research and more.
|Hospitals and Health Systems CG
This group is NRHA's largest, representing those affiliated with rural hospitals, health systems or hospitals with significant interest in rural areas.
|Public Health CG
This group represents members interested in public health, often described as three core functions: assessing the health needs of a population, developing policies to meet these needs, and assuring that services are always available and organized to meet challenges at the individual and community levels.
Research and Education CG
John A. Gale
This group includes practitioners and scientists at academic medical centers as well as those involved in health professions education. Area health education centers and rural health research centers are also well represented.
The group manages several sessions at NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference; co-sponsors other educational conferences throughout the year; and provides support for NRHA’s Journal of Rural Health.
|Rural Health Clinics CG
This group is comprised of NRHA members interested in encouraging the delivery of quality primary care services through the federally designated rural health clinic program..
Statewide Health Resources CG
Patricia A. Crawford
This group is comprised of NRHA members interested in building or strengthening statewide resources to improve workforce, access and resources. Its membership is a diverse group that strives to develop collaboration and communication to foster statewide partnerships.
This group is comprised of student members, whose input is very important to NRHA since they are the future leaders in rural America. Students can come together with their peers, educators, administrators, health professionals and other stakeholders to discuss rural health.
|Forming constituency groups
In order to become a recognized constituency group within NRHA, a group of members with a specific interest must gather 75 signatures of members willing to affiliate with that constituency. The group can then petition the Board of Trustees for provisional status. When provisional status is granted, the constituency then has one year in which to increase its membership to 100 to gain full recognition as a constituency group.