November 15, 2018 is National Rural Health Day. Throughout the nation, top-level staff in rural health care facilities are taking action to promote and build upon the opportunity that National Rural Health Day provides. Because rural executives value teamwork, we encourage others to share ideas and to join us in scheduling events, giving recognition to outstanding employees and members of the community, and participating in webinars and other activities. We know that National Rural Health Day activities can make a difference in rural communities. Let us collaborate with employees, stakeholders and community members to make a difference for all rural communities.
Our day is almost here! Are you ready?
Here is how you can participate in the 2018 National Rural Health Day.
The Origin and Focus
of National Rural Health Day
Collaboration Produces Results
Ways to Celebrate the Power of Rural on November 15
National Rural Health Day has become much more than just a day. NOSORH and its partners chose “Celebrating the Power of Rural” as their theme and “It’s not just a day, it’s a movement” as their slogan. Everyone is encouraged to add the hashtag “#powerofrural” to posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social media on November 15.
Walk With a Doc
Take the Pledge
AB Med is proud to announce
that we have taken the pledge!
More Ways to Celebrate
Record a simple introductory greeting to play when phone calls go to voice mail on November 15. The greeting might say, “Hi. Happy National Rural Health Day.”
Add an icon or greeting to your email signature to show your support.
Visit a morning news show that films the audience as it broadcasts. Hold up a sign that displays the words, “Happy National Rural Health Day.”
Coordinate with your local school to hold a rural-themed poster, essay or coloring contest. Begin the contest or award prizes on National Rural Health Day. Arrange for winning entries to be prominently displayed somewhere in your community.
Send a letter to the editor of your newspaper to emphasize the importance of keeping good health care readily accessible to anyone who happens to be in your community.
Give a tour of your facility.
Place National Rural Health Day table tent cards in senior citizen centers, school and hospital cafeterias, waiting rooms and restaurants.
Reference and Resource Links
Health Resources and Services Administration: National Rural Health Day
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health: The Power of Rural – National Rural Health Day Toolkit
Rural Health Information Hub: Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities – Twitter Chat
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: CMS Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Efforts in Rural Health – Webinar
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health: Rural Health in National Spotlight for National Rural Health Day
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health: 2018 National Rural Health Day
National Today: National Rural Health Day 2018 – November 15