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The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America.

Celebrate the Power of Rural!

NOVEMBER 18, 2021

The Center for Optimizing Rural Health works with rural facilities, their providers and their communities to improve the quality of care, maintain access to care, and address the challenges unique to small hospitals and the towns they serve.

Welcome from CORH’s Executive Director

137
RURAL HOSPITAL CLOSURES SINCE 2010
673
VULNERABLE HOSPITALS
25
HOSPITALS ASSISTED REMOTELY EACH YEAR
5
INTENSIVE ON-SITE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EACH YEAR

The Center for Optimizing Rural Health operates as a component of the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute. The organization is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with the goal of supporting enhancing the performance of rural health organizations across the United States. The Center for Optimizing Rural Health strives to help rural medical organizations and clinics with technical support, training, consultation, and other support measures.