The Branch
A monthly update for NOSORH members and partners
May 2023
NOSORH Annual Meeting - Call for Speaker Proposals!
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) is now accepting speaker proposals for the 2023 NOSORH Annual Meeting! You are invited to submit your proposal(s) to present rural innovations, research findings, model programs, resources, and projects to all 50 State Offices of Rural Health. The NOSORH Annual Meeting will be held in Traverse City, Michigan, on September 19-21, 2023.

Click here to learn more topics of interest and to submit your speaker proposal. Proposals are due Friday, May 26, 2023.
Rural Health Capital Resources Master Class - Registration Closes May 2
The NOSORH Rural Health Capital Resources Initiative presents a Master Class for busy professionals who want to learn more about accessing and utilizing capital from federal, state, and private sources for rural health development projects. Participants will gain key insights into applying successful funding and partnership strategies to their work. This four-course series will include instruction from national experts in community development finance, federal program funding, healthcare partnerships, and rural philanthropy. Sessions will also provide structured opportunities for peer learning and networking. For more info, visit the Rural Health Capital Resources Master Class web page. The deadline to register is May 2, 2023.
Free Virtual CME/CE Opportunity: Rural Health Clinical Congress on 5/20
Join RME Collaborative online on Saturday, May 20, 2023, for Rural Health Clinical Congress Spring 2023 – a free multi-topic, interactive CME/CE conference for clinicians who serve patients in rural and underserved areas! The live broadcast starts at 9:00 AM ET.

Clinicians can earn up to 6.0 complimentary CME/CE credits (including pharmacology credits for nurses) by participating.
Rural Health Policy Update
On April 25, NOSORH spent the day visiting with lawmakers and their staff on Capitol Hill. NOSORH met with House and Senate offices to advocate for increased appropriations for the SORH program in FY '24 and reauthorization of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility grant program (Flex). The late April DC weather was ideal for NOSORH as they joined with other Rural Health Action Alliance members to promote their advocacy agenda. Read More
Free Virtual RHC Summit: Harnessing Opportunities in Rural Health
Join Wintergreen, The Compliance Team, and Lilypad for the 2nd annual RHC Summit on June 21-22, 2023. This free, virtual educational event features industry experts from across the rural health landscape. Learn innovations and best practices to improve quality, performance, management, and outcomes in rural health clinics. Knowledgeable speakers will present their latest thinking on post-pandemic, forward-looking opportunities as they reflect on lessons learned and recent developments. Hear about changes regarding telehealth and staff recruitment; financial management and revenue potential; rural health advocacy, and legislative impacts. This highly successful annual meeting is open to providers, management, and all stakeholders involved in rural healthcare, at no cost. Review the agenda and register for this event today!
Register Now: Stroudwater Associates' CAH Regional Virtual Conference
Join other critical access and rural healthcare leaders for Stroudwater's Virtual CAH Conference, taking place during the second and third weeks of June. The conference will provide vital information for organizational best practices and cover subjects such as health equity, financial readiness, revenue cycle training, physician compensation, and other topics significant in rural and community healthcare.

To find your state's conference information or register, please visit Stroudwater's registration page here.