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A prescription for better rural nutrition.

When Arkansas Rural Health Partnership members started screening more for social determinants of health as part of their chronic disease management program, food insecurity emerged as a top concern. In recent years, rural barriers to healthy food access have come into sharper focus. In 2022, a Purdue University study indicated up to 23 percent of rural households were food insecure, and recent data show 1 in 5 residents in the ARHP service area live in poverty. To help rural seniors....

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Diagnosing rural health with NRHA past president Beth O’Connor (part II).

Ken Misch, president of MEDHOST, recently had the opportunity to interview Beth O’Connor, executive director of the Virginia Rural Health Association and past president of NRHA. In this two-part series, Misch and O’Connor discuss the developing nature of rural health care, some of its most pressing challenges, and how MEDHOST collaborates with rural health systems to continue serving their needs..

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A new look for NRHA's National Rural Health Foundation.

This National Rural Health Day, we continue to see the need for rural community stakeholders who can play a leading role in ensuring access to quality health care for rural Americans. The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has supported this need for about a decade through the Rural Health Leadership and Education Foundation, now re-branded as the National Rural Health Foundation (NRHF). Our focus has always been and continues to be identifying emerging rural leaders and providing them....

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Diagnosing rural health with NRHA past president Beth O’Connor (part I).

Ken Misch, president of MEDHOST, recently had the opportunity to interview Beth O’Connor, executive director of the Virginia Rural Health Association and past president of NRHA. In this two-part series, Misch and O’Connor discuss the developing nature of rural health care, some of its most pressing challenges, and how MEDHOST collaborates with rural health systems to continue serving their needs..

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NRHA Celebrates National Rural Health Day 2023.

As a member-driven organization comprised of thousands of diverse individuals and organizations across the country, NRHA knows firsthand the power of rural communities. In honor of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16, we are excited to participate in a national conversation about what makes rural America so special and celebrate the strength, resilience, and innovation our members demonstrate every day..

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