Health Awareness Day

Mark your calendars for

National Rural Health Day!

Thursday, November 19, 2020, marks the 10th annual
National Rural Health Day.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) sets aside the third Thursday each November to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. The day also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.

The SC Office of Rural Health will celebrate NRHD by recognizing our six annual award winners, as well as South Carolina’s Community Star, named by NOSORH. You can follow along with us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram (@scruralhealth) or our website for these celebrations throughout the day.

NOSORH will also host a live virtual event at 2:00 p.m. on November 19. Katherine Ortega Courtney, Ph.D., and Dominic Cappello, authors of 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving, will discuss their groundbreaking research and the roadmap they have created to help rural counties press reset and learn how to work together in new ways to create local systems of health, safety, education and economic stability. Register here.

Will you be celebrating National Rural Health Day in your own way? Let us know by tagging us on social media, or emailing [email protected]