Tuesday, November 5, 2013

National Rural Health Day

We hope that you enjoyed a nice, relaxing long weekend!  With National Rural Health Day now just 37 days away, we used the time to recharge our engines and set our sights on making this year’s celebration the best ever!

For example, we continue to put the final logistical touches on this year’s slate of National Rural Health Day webinars, including our popular “Rural Health 101” featuring a panel of five current/past NOSORH board members.  Another webinar will address population-based health and health promotion in rural communities, while another being considered will explore the impact of the Affordable Care Act in rural America.  We will also be hosting at least two webinars featuring several of our National Rural Health Day webinars, as well as live and recorded feeds of our National Rural Health Day Press Conference/Celebration at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. – at which several U.S. Cabinet and senior administration officials tentatively slated to appear (we’ll share their names closer to the date).

We’ve also added a few more Community Success Stories to the National Rural Health Day website!  We’d love to share your stories as well – our goal is to have at least one story from every state – so please send your stories along if you haven’t already done so!  Need some suggestions?  Then check out the Community Success Story “Tip Sheet” we’ve posted in the Resources section of the website for some ideas. And speaking of resources, we’ve added two more “letter to legislator” templates to our Resources section – one designed specifically for EMS providers and another designed for Rural Health Clinics.  Please Contact Us if there are additional resources we might be able to provide to help you spread the word and “Celebrate the Power of Rural.”

Thanks for everything you do to address the healthcare needs of America’s 59.5 million citizens – we are proud to partner with you in this effort!  As always, please feel free to Contact Us or email me directly if you have any questions and/or if we can be of further assistance.

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