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National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day
Celebrating the Power of Rural

Frankfort, Ky. (November 19, 2020) The Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) and the Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and others in celebrating National Rural Health Day, which is today, Thursday, November 19, 2020.
 
NOSORH founded National Rural Health Day to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural health-related challenges; and promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and others in addressing those challenges. An estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – live in rural and frontier communities throughout the United States.
 
“These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are wonderful places to live and work,” said Teryl Eisinger, NOSORH CEO. “Rural communities also face unique healthcare needs. Today more than ever, rural communities must tackle accessibility issues, a lack of providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens.”
 
State Offices of Rural Health play a key role in addressing those needs. All 50 states maintain a State Office of Rural Health, each of which shares a similar mission: to foster relationships, disseminate information and provide technical assistance that improves access to, and the quality of, health care for its rural citizens.
 
“Our Rural Health Clinic (RHC) members are to be commended for the quality healthcare they provide throughout rural Kentucky,” added David Bolt, CEO of the Kentucky Primary Care Association. “Everyone, regardless of where they live, their finances, or any social variables, deserves to have access to quality care. Thankfully, the medical professionals are RHC’s are providing that care. In the process they are contributing to better overall patient health and community health.”
 
Additional information about National Rural Health Day can be found at PowerofRural.org. To learn more about NOSORH, visit www.nosorh.org. To learn more about KRHA, visit www.kyrha.org.

 

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