Seven Valleys Health Coalition encourages its community members to join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” during the sixth annual National Rural Health Day celebration on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
NOSORH created National Rural Health Day as a way to showcase the good work of America’s 62 million rural citizens and promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and others in addressing those concerns.
“At the same time, National Rural Health Day gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of the unique healthcare issues being faced by rural citizens, particularly a lack of healthcare providers and affordability issues resulting from larger percentages of un-/underinsured citizens and greater out-of-pocket health costs, to name a few,” said NOSORH Director Teryl Eisinger. “And while the Affordable Care Act may make health care more affordable for rural Americans, it doesn’t necessarily make it more accessible – a lack of public transportation, fragile infrastructures, and geographic barriers also must be overcome in order to ensure that all rural safety net providers can adequately meet the basic healthcare needs of their residents.”
Additional information about National Rural Health Day can be found at nosorh.org/nrhd. To learn more about NOSORH, visit www.nosorh.org; to learn more about Seven Valleys Health Coalition, visit sevenvalleyshealth.org
Editors: Teryl Eisinger can be reached at (586) 739-9940 or firstname.lastname@example.org; . For additional information, please contact NOSORH Special Projects Coordinator, Matt Strycker at (574) 855-4671 or email@example.com