The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day.
National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face today and into the future.
Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why an estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other, and work together to benefit the greater good. They are also some of the best places to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit.” These communities are an economic engine that provide the rest of the country with a wealth of services and commodities.
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Join us in celebrating by thanking a local rural health provider on Thursday, November 18th.
If you're not connected already, connect with us via Facebook, we will be thanking rural health providers all day on National Rural Health Day. Additionally, we will be sharing health related information about our county!