Since 2010, the National Organization
of State Offices of Rural Health, the 50 State Offices of Rural Health, and
rural health stakeholders from across the country have set aside the third
Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD) and promote
the “Power of Rural,” bringing much needed attention to the ongoing efforts to
communicate, educate, collaborate, and innovate to improve the health of an
estimated 57 million rural Americans.
In Maryland, from McHenry to Tyaskin
and Rising Sun to Najemoy, the sense of community felt throughout our rural counties
demonstrates the “Power of Rural.” This
state’s rural towns and regions are prime examples of how partnerships and
resourcefulness can be used as tools in improving the health of rural
these assets, we must continue to address the continued needs of rural
communities as noted in Maryland’s Rural Health Plan.
Governor Hogan proclaims November 19, 2020 as National Rural Health Day in Maryland!
Join the Maryland State Office of Rural Health
in congratulating this year's Maryland Community Star!
2019: Eric Weintraub, MD
2018: Shelley Argabrite
Read about John's effortful work to build and
innovate for improved health outcomes in Western Maryland in the 2020
Community Stars booklet. This compilation features Stars
from around the nation - what great examples of the Power of Rural!
Events to Celebrate National Rural Health Day:
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Look at the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
11:00 am – 11:30 am ET
Presented by: HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Learn how HAB’s rural initiatives are improving rural access to high quality care and integrated treatment services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families.
More information coming soon.
Rural Health Clinics Increase Access to COVID-19 Testing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Presented by: Presented by: National Association of Rural Health Clinics, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Rural Health Clinics have always been an important part of the rural safety net. Learn how Congressional recognition of these 4000 rural providers made COVID-19 testing available in rural areas.
After brief remarks, the lines will be opened for you to ask questions and share your experiences with the panelists and attendees.
Mortality in Rural Areas: Insights from National Research and Community-Based Initiatives
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presented by: CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and Rural Health Information Hub (RHI)
Highlights of recent and ongoing work by the NCHS. Learn more about differences in mortality, suicide, alcohol-induced deaths, motor vehicle traffic deaths, and drug overdose deaths in urban and rural populations.
Understanding the Ground: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Populations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presented by: Jan Probst, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Join the webinar
Dial-in: 800-369-3138 Participant Code: 7338676
Learn about the key elements associated with health across rural populations, such as education, race, income, and health facility availability.
The Montana Telehealth Learning Community: Lessons Learned from Telehealth Summits and Applicability to Other Rural States
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presented by: HRSA's Office of Regional Operations (ORO)-Denver & Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Dial in: 800-369-2092; pass code: 4167396 (use with webinar)
If you receive a pop up box when using this web link, click the “cancel” button to access the webinar’s log in page.
Explore lessons learned from the 2019 Montana Telehealth initiative. Address telehealth challenges in a rural state. Discuss application of telehealth in other rural states.
Highlights from the Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH) Conference
Presented by: Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC)
Listen to two recorded sessions:
More information coming soon.
Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities: A Telehealth 101 Virtual Workshop for Tribes, Part 1
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET
Presented by: ORO Denver, Kansas City, and Dallas
This workshop will discuss the business case for telehealth as an efficient way to enhance access to care.
Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Activities in Critical Access Hospitals
Presented by: CDC and FORHP
In this session, we will discuss antibiotic stewardship activities to measure and improve antibiotic use in Critical Access Hospitals.
Rural Virtual Job Fair
6:45 pm -10:15 pm ET
Presented by: HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
View Event Webpage
Job Seekers Registration
Recruiters: Connect with primary care trainees and practicing clinicians.
Job seekers: We invite you to attend. Learn about hundreds of jobs to apply for. Complete your profile on the Health Workforce Connector so interested recruiters can follow-up.
NRHD Welcome Remarks Featuring HRSA Administrator Tom Engels and National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Chair Jeff Colyer
10:00 am ET
HHS leaders welcome rural community members in commemorating the 10th Annual National Rural Health Day by celebrating successes and reflecting on challenges faced by rural health systems over the past year. The Rural Responds to COVID-19 presentation immediately after their remarks.
Rural Responds to COVID – 19
Presentation immediately following remarks
Presented by: FORHP
Three FORHP grant recipients will talk about resiliency and innovation efforts during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities: A Telehealth 101 Virtual Workshop for Tribes, Part 2
10:00 am - 6:00 pm ET, continued from Wednesday, November 18
Presented by: ORO - Denver, Kansas City, and Dallas
You will learn about telehealth promising practices and lessons learned from the field. Telehealth programs that will be highlighted will focus on Maternal Health, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs, Tele-Behavioral Health, as well as innovative approaches to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Rural Health Challenges in the Era of COVID-19
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Presented by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
View the webinar
This seminar explores the impact of COVID-19 on rural populations, systems and workforce issues, and community engagement to respond to the pandemic. Attendees MUST register prior to the presentation.
Surviving & Thriving: The Power of Rural is 100% Community
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET
Presented by: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
Register (please use Google Chrome)
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. They will share their roadmap for working together to create local systems of health, safety, education and economic stability in rural communities.
Registration and details: https://pcss-half-and-half-waiver-training-11-19-20.eventbrite.com
Rural Oral Health Summit
9:00 am - 3:00 pm ET
Presented by: Zufall Community Health Center and the NJ State Office of Rural Health. HRSA's ORO-New York is on the planning committee.
Online capacity of the symposium is open to the first 500 attendees.
This presentation is the state’s second Rural Oral Health Care Summit., It address the integration of oral health in rural communities. RADM Tim Ricks, the Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Dental Officer, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Renee Joskow and Dr. Marcia Brand will also be presenting.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464