STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In rural communities across America, health professionals are dedicated to providing high quality innovative health care and neighbors make time to get to know each other. As a way to honor health professionals and the generous community-minded spirit of rural America, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and the State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) will join forces with rural healthcare providers and stakeholders to celebrate National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
"National Rural Health Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the power of rural and tout the good work being performed by America's health professionals," said Teryl Eisinger, NOSORH Executive Director. Each year millions of individuals and families visit rural and frontier areas to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of America's natural resources located in national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, wilderness and military posts.
Hospitals, clinics and EMS providers not only provide quality, accessible care to residents and visitors but they are major contributors to the economic foundation to support the vitality of those rural and frontier communities. National Rural Health Day raises awareness nationwide that ensuring rural communities have prompt access to quality health care is critical to their residents' well-being. It's also a day to celebrate the health professionals and the farmers, ranchers, businesspeople, military and families who all play a role in keeping rural America growing strong.
NOSORH will sponsor "Celebrating the Power of Rural" webinars. Topics include: AgriSafe - Growing Families Strong: Protecting the People who Feed America, Quality Showcase, Rural Health 101: States & Communities at Work, ACA and You, Rural Policy and Advocacy Issues, and Collaborative Rural Success Stories. The webinars are available to the public at http://www.nosorh.org.
Join us on November 20, 2014 as we celebrate these accomplishments of rural Americans and the health professionals that serve them. Also join our twitter campaign using the hashtag: #powerofrural
NOSORH is a non-profit 501(3)c membership organization of State Offices of Rural Health working to support rural America. For more information visit us at celebratepowerofrural.org. There is a State Office of Rural Health in every state in the nation for more information about their work visit http://www.nosorh.org.
SOURCE National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health