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NEHEP Partnership Directory

National Rural Health Association

11080 K Street NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-639-0550
Fax: 202-639-0559
Web Site:


Jeffery Perotti, O.D., M.S.
Indiana University School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN47405
Phone: 812-856-3815
Fax: 812-855-5157


  • Mission:

    The National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) mission is to improve the health of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    NRHA is a national, nonprofit membership organization with more than 18,000 members. NRHA membership is made up of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

  • Programs/Activities:

    NRHA’s activities bring together residents of rural communities; rural health professionals of all specialties; representatives of state, local, and national governments; and the full range of private sector rural health organizations. Through workshops, conferences, technical assistance, and other outreach efforts, NRHA programs serve rural communities by providing relevant and timely information and best practices to all people who care about the health of rural America.

  • Meetings:

    Rural Health Policy Institute

    Annual Rural Health Conference

    Rural Health Clinic Conference

    Critical Access Hospital Conference

    Quality and Clinical Conference

    Rural Medical Educators Annual Meeting

    Rural Minority and Multicultural Conference

    Skill-Building Workshop

  • Publications:

    Rural Roads is a quarterly magazine that features human interest stories and successful rural programs.

    Rural Clinician Quarterly focuses on patient and/or clinician education that pertains to the selected quarterly newsletter topic. The Journal of Rural Health, a quarterly journal published by NRHA, offers original research encompassing evaluations of model and demonstration projects to improve rural health, statistical comparisons of rural and urban differences, and mathematical models examining the use of healthcare services by rural residents.

Date Last Updated
February 2012

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health