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Rural Health Legislative Agenda

NRHA’s advocacy focuses on three pillars:

  1. Investing in a Strong Safety Net - Testing new payment models of care, while proving stabilizing relief for rural providers across the safety net, including rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
  2. Reducing Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages - Assisting rural communities seeking to recruit, train, and retain health care professionals through testing new models of team-based care, reforming rural Graduate Medical Education, and supporting workforce programs like the National Health Service Corp.
  3. Addressing Rural Declining Life Expectancy and Rural Equity - By addressing health disparities and inequities in rural communities through ensuring access to coverage, investing in public health, and prioritizing chronic disease prevention and obstetrical support.

2024 NRHA Legislative Agenda

NRHA Critical Health Extenders and Programs 

Urge Congress to Extend Rural Healthcare Bills and Programs

FY 2025 Appropriations Asks Table

NRHA: Who we are and what we do

Rural Health 101 Background leave behind

Robust funding for rural health care  

NRHA supports robust funding for the entire rural health care safety net. While current spending for all rural health discretionary programs is relatively small, it plays a critical role in solidifying the fragile health care infrastructure in rural communities. 

FY 2025 Rural Health Appropriations Requests

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