National Rural Health Day

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day.

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face today and into the future.

I knew at a pretty early stage in my medical training that rural medicine was where I wanted to spend my life. I became enamored with the people the types of lives that people live in rural communities, and I recognized that I was never going to have nearly as much fun working in an urban setting as I had worked in my rural training settings.

Andrew Thomas, MD | KVH Family Medicine – Cle Elum

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Coloring Book

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is a day for both children and adults to celebrate doctors, nurses, and all of the people in your community who work and volunteer to keep you healthy and safe.