National Rural Health Day
Held the third Thursday of every November.
National Rural Health Day official website: PowerofRural.org
- MN Governor's Rural Health Day Proclamation
- 2022 MN Rural Health Chartbook
- 2022 National Rural Health Day theme
- Rural stakeholder tools
- November 16 Twitter chat
- Collaboration carpool
- Key messages and data points e-book
- NRHD promotional materials
- 2022 NIH Rural Health Day Seminar
- 2022 Minnesota Rural Health Awards
- 2022 Minnesota Community Star Award
- Sample NRHD proclamation
MN Governor's Rural Health Day Proclamation
View or download Governor Walz's Minnesota Rural Health Day Proclamation 2022 (PDF)
2022 National Rural Health Day theme
This year's theme is "Driving change: Going the extra mile"
The MDH Office of Rural Health and Primary Care will be joining the 49 other State Offices of Rural Health as well as our rural health stakeholders from across the country in celebrating National Rural Health Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate the #PowerOfRural by highlighting the dedicated individuals and organizations driving and going the extra mile for rural Americans. Below are some materials to use and some events to participate in.
Rural stakeholder tools
Rural Stakeholder Tools
The National Rural Health Day Stakeholder Tools offer an opportunity for rural stakeholders to engage in the #PowerOfRural movement! These free materials are available for you to use with broadband companies and organizations, philanthropy organizations, public health agencies, and rural health clinics. Share them with your rural networks!
November 16 Twitter chat
On November 16, at 2:00 pm ET, join RHIhub and NOSORH to discuss health literacy in rural America. They will be using the hashtag #RuralHealthChat to tweet with experts who are excited to share their knowledge. Everyone is welcome to provide comments, questions, or just follow along!
Collaboration carpool: Conversations with mission-minded rural stakeholders
You are invited to reserve your complimentary spot and come along for the ride during "Carpool Collaboration: Conversations with Mission-Minded Rural Stakeholders" on November 17, at 2:00 pm ET. The National Organization for State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) will 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.
Key messages and data points e-book
As a part of the ongoing #PowerofRural movement, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health gathers essential information in the Key Messages & Data Points E-book that can help educate various stakeholders about the realities of rural health through stories and data. This e-book is free and can be downloaded.
NRHD promotional materials
National Rural Health Day promotional materials are designed and available for community stakeholders, including hospitals, clinics, first responders, public health and elected officials, and others who serve and support the health needs of rural communities.
2022 NIH Rural Health Day Seminar
Join the National Institute of Nursing Research on November 17, 12:00 p.m. ET, for the 2022 NIH Rural Health Day Seminar: Improving Rural Health through Research Dissemination and Implementation. The seminar will center on the intersection of rurality and other factors that impact how research is implemented with rural populations. The event features expert insights into the effects of social determinants of health, culture, race and ethnicity, sexuality and gender, chronic complex conditions, and the lived environments. Register for this free event.
2022 Minnesota Rural Health Awards
View our 2022 Minnesota Rural Health Awards. They 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. Congratulations to our honorees!
2022 Minnesota Community Star
View the 2022 Community Stars ebook. to learn about Minnesota's awardee - Cass Lake Indian Health Service and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Health Division. Their multi-disciplinary team conveyed the importance of taking a public health approach to protecting the community during the pandemic. As a result, the team was able to provide vaccinations to all, regardless of demographics.
NOSORH’s annual Community Star recognition program is one of the most popular features of National Rural Health Day. Each nominee represents someone working to improve the lives of those who call rural their home. 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. Congratulations to our Minnesota honorees!
Sample NRHD proclamation
View or download a sample proclamation that you can use to announce National Rural Health Day in your community. You can use the declaration to showcase the efforts of your rural healthcare providers, organizations or communities that are going the extra mile to address the healthcare challenges that your residents face today.