National Rural Health Day

November 17, 2022 is National Rural Health Day

Kansas and other State Offices of Rural Health set aside the third Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day.

National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the power of rural by honoring the selfless, community-minded, can do spirit that prevails in rural America. It also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face - and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health, and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges. Learn more about National Rural Health Day.

Celebrating the Power of Rural in Kansas

More than 900,000 people call rural Kansas home and these small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other and work together to benefit the greater good. Along with the Governor, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to bring awareness to the successes and challenges surrounding health care in rural communities across the state. 

Photo features Governor Laura Kelly and employees from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Community Health Systems during the proclamation signing for Kansas' Rural Health Day.

2021 Rural Health Day Proclamation Signing with Governor Laura Kelly
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Join the Celebration

Power of Rural Photo Contest
October 1-31

Celebrate rural Kansas with the Power of Rural Photo Contest. Find the rules for participating and view winning photos from the past.

The Power of Rural: Celebrating National Rural Health Day 2022

October 11 from 12:30-1:30 PM CST
During this webinar, we will share ideas and events for celebrating the #PowerOfRural in your corner of Kansas, whether you’re located in an area that is rural, urban, or somewhere in between. Register today

Carpool Collaboration: Conversations with Mission-Minded Rural Stakeholders

November 17 at 1:00 PM CST
Join National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) as they welcome a dynamic group of guests, each driving change and sharing stories about the work they’re doing to go the extra mile through collaboration. Register today

Walk With a Doc
November 18
If you will be in Topeka November 18, join us for Walk With a Doc. Learn more about this annual event.

Fall 2022 Rural Health Clinical Congress

November 19 at 8:00 AM CST
This is a free, multi-topic CME/CE virtual conference designed for primary care providers who serve patients in rural and underserved areas. Register today