Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why approximately 57 million people – one in five Americans – call them home. These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural”, bringing to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face and showcasing the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day.
This year’s celebration takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Our focus is on highlighting strategies to achieve health equity in rural communities. set aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day.