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NRHA receives $7 million donation from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott

NRHA is proud to announce that it has received a one-time, unrestricted donation in the amount of $7 million from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.
“These funds will be utilized in the priority areas of rural leadership development, health equity, state capacity building, and educational and policy programing,” says NRHA CEO Alan Morgan. “NRHA staff will work directly with the association’s elected member leaders to complete a rural health environmental scan and establish a process to ensure these funds are allocated to projects that will demonstrate a clear outcome and provide a direct benefit to the health of rural communities.”
At a time when the pandemic has particularly impacted rural communities and health care, this investment will help NRHA improve health care access and outcomes for all rural Americans.
“This gift is a recognition of the history of outstanding work that NRHA has undertaken in addressing rural health issues and rural health disparities,” says NRHA President Beth O’Connor. “The funds will greatly expand our reach and ability to improve the health care system for 62 million Americans who call rural home.”
The unprecedented gift is the largest unrestricted donation in NRHA’s 45-year history and will be utilized to further the mission of the organization. Scott does not accept solicitations or proposals from organizations.

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