Happy National Rural Health Day

Toniann Richard to participate in a Twitter #RuralHealthChat today at noon!
Our very own Toniann Richard will participate in a Twitter Chat to commemorate National Rural Health Day tomorrow at noon. Please be sure to take time to listen and participate in the Twitter chat as we celebrate the  #PowerofRural !

Access to Funding for Rural Health Projects
10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 pm Mountain, 12:00 pm Central, 1:00 pm Eastern

Host: The Rural Health Information Hub (@ruralhealthinfo)
Co-Host: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (@NOSORH)

Special Guests:
  • Rich Davis, Deputy Administrator for the Community Facilities Program, USDA Rural Development (@USDARD)
  • Steve Hirsch, Program Analyst, Policy Research Division, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (@HRSAgov)
  • John T. Supplitt, Senior Director, American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals (@ahahosptials)
  • Toniann Richard, CEO, Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri (@hccnetwork)
  • Allen Smart, Project Director, The Rural Philanthropy Analysis Project, Campbell University (@allensmart6)
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF)
  • Helmsley Charitable Trust Rural Healthcare (@HelmsleyTrust)

A Day to Celebrate!
Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work , which is why an estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call it home. These rural communities also have unique health care needs.

This day celebrates the Power of Rural, by bringing to light the unique health care challenges that rural citizens face. It also showcases the efforts of rural health care providers, State Offices of Rural Health, and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges. Together, we can make a bigger impact!

Visit  PowerofRural.org  to learn more about National Rural Health Day.