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.

We 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.

Governor Laura Kelly signing the proclamation for Kansas Rural Health Day in 2023.

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 KDHE Bureau of Community Health Systems during the proclamation signing for Kansas' Rural Health Day.

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