2022 National Rural Health Day – Nov 17
National Rural Health Day official website: PowerofRural.org
This year, National Rural Health Day is Thursday, November 17.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)—which represents the State Offices of Rural Health in all 50 states—sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). 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.
2022 Minnesota Rural Health Awards
The Minnesota Rural Health Awards are given annually to individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to improving rural health in Minnesota. Nominees may have contributed to rural health in any capacity: in a volunteer or paid position, as a health care provider or non–provider, and/or through policy or practice.
The nomination period for the 2022 Minnesota Rural Health Awards is OPEN. They are due Wednesday, August 31.
Hero, Team and Lifetime Awards, 2022
Email the completed Rural Health Hero, Team and Lifetime nomination form to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, August 31. You may include two additional 8 ½ x 11 pages (such as letters of support and/or news articles).
Emerging Leader Award, 2022
Email the completed Rural Health Emerging Leader nomination form to: email@example.com by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, August 31. You may include two additional 8 ½ x 11 pages (such as letters of support and/or news articles).
The awards will be announced on National Rural Health Day, November 17, 2022.
The awardees will also be honored in person at the 2023 MN Rural Health Conference (MNRHC). The conference is hosted by the National Rural Health Resource Center, the Minnesota Departmentof Health, and the Minnesota Rural Health Association.