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National Rural Health Association


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.

4501 College Blvd., Suite 225
Leawood, Kansas 66211-1921

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Organizational membership

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.


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.


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


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.


Gabriela Boscan, Program Services and Development Director
Tel: 202–639–0550

Alex T. Olson, Communications and Marketing Manager
Tel: 816–756–3140

Education programs

Diabetic Eye Disease

Healthy Vision

Low Vision

Vision and Aging

Last updated: June 24, 2019