In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services.
This year’s national events will highlight the Power of Rural. Here are a few ways to join in:
- Twitter Chats: Topics will focus on workforce development, the social determinants of health, and behavioral health Nov. 13-16.
- 30-Minute Webinars: Tune into three live webinars on rural health hot topics on Nov. 16.
- More events and info: https://nosorh.org/
CPH and Rural Health
In the College of Public Health, three Collective Areas of Excellence — Rural Health, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Community Engagement — inform collegiate growth and innovation in research, academics, and outreach for public health impact.
We’re proud to be home to numerous experts, centers, studies, and projects that focus on the health and well-being of rural populations. Here’s just a sample of some of our recent work:
- Mueller discusses challenges facing rural hospitals
- Fluharty comments on the rural higher-ed crisis
- UI report addresses prescription opioid, heroin epidemic in Iowa
- Ward discusses NQF quality measurement framework plan for telehealth
- MPH student initiates new study on rural mental health care
- Janssen will discuss local food, big ag at Science on Tap
- Youth groups encourage farmer safety
- MRASH conference meets Nov. 14-15 in Pella
- Thorne: Rural areas face environmental challenges
- Active Ottumwa helps residents get more physically active
- Mueller discusses rural health care at Georgia task force meeting