You can apply for membership via our online form
or fillable PDF forms for individuals and organizations
or health systems and networks
, mail or fax.
NRHA is unique among health care membership associations because it brings together practitioners, facilities, educators, state and federal agencies, and other professionals dedicated to advancing health care in rural America. NRHA fosters connection and collaboration, advocates for rural health constituents in legislative and regulatory affairs, facilitates workforce development and quality improvement, and supports pioneering research and innovation.
Membership with NRHA amplifies your voice on Capitol Hill and helps you address the access, quality, and patient safety issues your community may face. Our Government Affairs team is a vital link, drilling into data to help you navigate the complex regulatory landscape, and making sure rural concerns are represented in new legislation. NRHA is leading the national discussion on new ways of meeting health care challenges, and our educational events give rural health professionals fresh strategies to serve their communities.
For more than 35 years, NRHA has been your on-the-spot advocate, building communities and coalitions in rural areas across the country. We aim to connect members with a wealth of resources, including the greatest resource of all: people who dedicate their lives to rural health. Your unique rural story deserves a platform, and your voice is crucial to the future of rural health.
Together our voices are stronger. Join us today