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NRHA announces 2023 rural health awardees, top JRH article.

NRHA is proud to announce the recipients of association’s 2023 Rural Health Awards, given each year to individuals and organizations who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. The Journal of Rural Health editorial board also named its 2023 Article of the Year, selected from all JRH articles published online last year. The winners will be honored during NRHA’s 46th Annual Rural Health Conference May 15-19 in San Diego, Calif..

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How rural hospitals can tackle cost-driven health care delays without reducing prices.

Gallup's annual health and health care poll revealed that in 2022, more Americans than ever delayed medical care due to cost, coinciding with the highest U.S. inflation rate in more than 40 years. Lower-income households, women, and young adults are disproportionately affected, and this trend presents serious public health risks. Untreated medical conditions can lead to more severe health complications, further straining rural hospitals that already grapple with unique challenges such as....

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8 guidelines for improving rural health equity.

The Hippocratic Oath guides health care providers to be active members of society with the goal of disease prevention and medical care for all. Beyond medical ethics, this concept speaks to the very heart of health equity. Every person deserves the opportunity to attain their full health potential. Unfortunately, inequities are on the rise across the country, especially in our rural communities..

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NRHA statement on President Biden’s FY 2024 Budget.

The National Rural Health Association is pleased with the Biden Administration's fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget proposal to help build a strong rural health infrastructure across the country. NRHA applauds the administration for including critical investments to increase rural health care access, workforce recruitment, and address rural health disparities..

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NRHA donor profile: Meet Keith Mueller.

In more than three decades as a rural health researcher, NRHA member Keith Mueller has become one of the nation’s foremost rural health policy experts. He has also been a steadfast supporter of NRHA, having generously donated to support the mission and rural leadership training programs of NRHA’s Rural Health Foundation. Mueller recently sat down with NRHA to tell us more about his career, why he is passionate about rural health research, and why he feels it’s vital to....

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