NRHA Policy Papers

The National Rural Health Association is a member-driven organization. Our members set the policies and positions that NRHA advocates for at a national level. All members of the association can participate in the development of policy by submitting potential policy positions for consideration. Positions are then reviewed and approved by the Rural Health Congress, which is made up of a broad representation of our members.

The policy papers and statements adopted by the Rural Health Congress are the background and support for NRHA's policy agenda, which reflects the mission and values of NRHA by highlighting issues of importance to our membership.

2022 NRHA Policy Papers
2021 NRHA Policy Papers
2020 NRHA Policy Papers
2019 NRHA Policy Papers
2018 NRHA Policy Papers
2017 NRHA Policy Papers
2016 NRHA Policy Papers
2015 NRHA Policy Papers  
2014 NRHA Policy Papers  
2013 NRHA Policy Papers  

Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas

A series of policy papers on the Rural Health Careers Pipeline
Introduction:Defining the Issues and the Principles of Recruitment and Retention, January 2012   
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