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Rural Hospitals Organizations

American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
Represents the interests of small and rural hospitals and ensures that the unique needs of this segment of AHA's membership are a national priority.
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Federation of American Hospitals (FAH)
Membership organization, including nearly 300 rural hospitals, representing investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S.
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Medicare Dependent Rural Hospital Coalition
Informal coalition of rural Medicare Dependent Hospitals (MDHs) and other affected or concerned hospitals that works to extend and enhance the MDH program.
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National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Works to improve the health of underserved populations by recruiting and retaining health professionals to deliver healthcare in rural and underserved communities. Administers scholarship and loan repayment programs. Provides technical assistance to federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) on projects that enhance the NHSC's site development mission. Part of the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration.
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National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Promotes leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. Composed of individual and organizational members who share a common interest in rural health.
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Last Reviewed: 4/29/2015