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Rural Health Policy Institute

Feb 8-10, 2022 Washington, D.C.

Advocacy has never been easier

NRHA’s virtual 32nd Annual Rural Health Policy Institute is your chance to guide the future of rural health policy with NRHA leadership and advocate for issues you care about with new and returning members of Congress and the administration Feb. 9-11.

Join NRHA and hundreds of rural health advocates from across the nation for the largest rural advocacy event in the country.

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“Now, more than ever before, is our time to convince Congress that rural heath isn’t just a headline,” says NRHA government affairs and policy vice president Carrie Cochran-McClain. “Rural health is a movement. It’s time for Capitol Hill to hear your voice.”

You’ll have the chance to:


  • Hear leaders within the administration and Congress outline their plans to make health care work in rural America
  • Attend NRHA's Advocacy 101 workshop Feb. 9 for aspiring rural health care advocates
  • Speak directly with your congressional delegation on Capitol Hill and educate them about the issues affecting rural health facilities in your community
  • Participate in NRHA’s Rural Health Disparities Summit and gain the tools to overcome significant challenges within your community

“Rural health, and NRHA in particular, feels like family,” says NRHA CEO Alan Morgan. “Everyone seems to know one another, and we understand the value of working together. Our Policy Institute is the family reunion you will not want to miss.”

We need your voice at our most important rural health advocacy event yet. Let’s put our ideas in motion and speak directly with our elected officials to advocate for legislation and policies that protect rural patients, providers, and their communities.


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    2021 Rural Health Policy Institute agendas



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    Register for NRHA's Policy Institute

    You may also register by email to [email protected].

    • $250 standard registration
    • $125 student registration*
    ‚Äč* for those authenticated as NRHA student members

    Contact NRHA's registration team or call 816-756-3140 for more information.


    NRHA Refund Policy

    For cancellations received by National Rural Health Association at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a full refund, less a 30% processing fee, will be provided to the registrant.

    For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a credit towards attendance at a future conference or seminar will be provided.

    No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.

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    Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with ads and sponsorships or by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner. 

    Download NRHA's 2021-22 engagement guide or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

    NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. These sponsorships, ads and partnerships are great ways to get your company's message in the hands of hundreds of attendees. Remember, one-third of all U.S. hospitals are rural facilities.


    Your time is in demand, so make the most of it. If you attend only one event this winter, why not make it the largest rural advocacy event in the country? We need your voice at our most important rural health advocacy event yet.


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