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State Rural Health Associations

Alabama Rural Health Association (ARHA)
Strives to preserve and enhance the health of the rural citizens of Alabama.
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Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA)
Advocates on behalf of the health needs of rural Arizonans.
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California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that works to improve the health of rural Californians and the quality and accessibility of the health care they receive.
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Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC)
Serves as the State Office of Rural Health for Colorado. Offers members programs and services to ensure that rural communities have access to adequate healthcare.
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Delaware Rural Health Initiative
Includes representatives from the Division of Public Health and three southern Delaware hospital systems. Created as a collaborative vehicle for addressing shared rural regional health concerns.
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Florida Rural Health Association (FRHA)
Advocates for policy initiatives that strengthen healthcare services in Florida's rural communities.
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Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA)
The oldest state rural health association in the country which is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare services of rural Georgians.
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Hawaii State Rural Health Association (HSRHA)
Provides communications, education, and research opportunities related to rural health issues in Hawaii and leadership in developing healthy rural communities. Includes three county-based Rural Health Associations: Hawaii Island, Kauai, and Maui.
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Idaho Rural Health Association (IRHA)
Provides leadership on issues related to rural health in Idaho through advocacy, communication, and education. Represents a variety of people and organizations committed to the health and welfare of rural Idahoans.
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Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA)
Works to strengthen health systems for rural Illinois residents and communities through advocacy, education, networking, and leadership.
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Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA)
Works to improve the health Indiana residents. Provides education, advocacy, collaboration and resource development. Provides information on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and emergency preparedness. Serves as the gateway to the Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network (InSRHN), Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN), and the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN).
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Iowa Rural Health Association (IRHA)
Serves as the voice for rural health in Iowa. Brings attention to the issues that affect rural health providers and helps address those issues by providing educational opportunities, facilitating information sharing, and engaging in advocacy activities.
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Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA)
Educates providers and consumers on rural health issues and advocates actions by private and public leaders to assure equitable access to health care for rural Kentuckians.
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Louisiana Rural Health Association (LRHA)
Serves as a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare employees, educators, and consumers working cooperatively to improve rural health in Louisiana.
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Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Educates and advocates for the optimal health of Maryland's rural communities and their residents. A member organization comprised of local health departments, hospitals, community health centers, area health education centers, health professionals, and community members in rural areas throughout Maryland.
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Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH)
Serves as the Michigan State Office of Rural Health and the Michigan State Rural Health Association. Supports the development of partnerships among nonprofits, health departments, hospitals, government, and academia to create new opportunities in quality of care, recruitment and retention of health care providers, distance education, and emergency medical services.
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Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Works to strengthen the health, health care and well-being of rural Minnesotans through leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration.
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Mississippi Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Provides support and leadership for improvement in the health status of rural Mississippians through education, communication and collaboration.
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Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Works to improve the health of rural Missourians. Services include training programs, community needs assessment tool, and leadership on rural health issues.
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Montana Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Promotes a healthy rural Montana by addressing issues of healthcare delivery, health professions education, public health education, health services, rural health research, and health policy.
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Nebraska Rural Health Association (NeRHA)
Provides leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication, and education. Provides a forum to address rural health concerns and develop and promote effective solutions at the local, state, and national levels. Provides information on Nebraska rural health clinics.
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New England Rural Health RoundTable (NERHRT)
Serves as rural health association for the six New England states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. A forum for promoting healthy rural communities and solutions to the unique health challenges facing rural New England.
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New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH)
Leads and collaborates on issues that affect the health, welfare and well-being of rural New York residents.
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North Carolina Rural Health Leadership Alliance (NCRHLA)
Network of leaders and healthcare providers representing rural health organizations and individuals in North Carolina working to improve health in the state through education and strategic partnerships. NCRHLA is recognized by the National Rural Health Association as North Carolina's state rural health association.
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North Dakota Rural Health Association (NDRHA)
Identifies healthcare needs in rural North Dakota. Acts as a forum to share ideas and information, and supports professional health education programs.
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Oregon Rural Health Association (ORHA)
Promotes high quality, accessible and financially sustainable healthcare to serve rural Oregon. Promotes and advocates for rural health, serves as a unified voice for rural health in the state, and encourages the development of appropriate health resources for rural Oregon.
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Pennsylvania Rural Health Association
Works to enhance the health and well-being of Pennsylvania's rural citizens and communities. A collective voice for rural health issues and conduit for information and resources.
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Rural Health Association of Oklahoma (RHAO)
Serves as a united voice for Oklahomans in the promotion of rural health issues through advocacy, education, and leadership.
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Rural Health Association of Tennessee
The Rural Health Association of Tennessee advocates and educates on rural health issues in the state.
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Rural Health Association of Utah (RHAU)
Provides a unified voice to promote and enhance the quality of rural health through leadership, advocacy, coalition building, education, and to affect policy and legislation.
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South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH)
Dedicated to ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all rural South Carolinians. Also functions as the South Carolina State Rural Health Association.
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Texas Rural Health Association (TRHA)
Works to improve the health of rural Texans. Composed of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing leadership on rural health care issues through advocacy, communication, and education.
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Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA)
Works to improve the health of rural Virginians through education, advocacy, and fostering cooperative partnerships.
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Washington Rural Health Association (WRHA)
Advocates for enhanced access, quality and stability for rural health services throughout Washington.
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West Virginia Rural Health Association (WVRHA)
Works to unite people, communities, and organizations to strengthen rural health in West Virginia. Focuses on identifying the healthcare concerns of rural West Virginians and finding ways to improve services in rural West Virginia communities.
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