Rural Health Day
Kansas and other State Offices of Rural sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 17th, 2016 – 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 of 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.
Ways to Celebrate
Answer your phone by saying “Hello... Happy National Rural Health Day!”
Link to the National Rural Health Day website from your website or email.
Participate in National Rural Health Day webinar events.
Display banners or signs in your clinic, office, or local businesses.
Highlight a community program or local provider.
Write a letter or news release to media or policymakers
Host appreciation event for staff and providers.
Host an open house or reception for the public.
Creating a snapshot is a great way to highlight important statistics, innovative things your organization is doing, and recent accomplishments. Download the template to make your own here.
You can use media releases to alert media contacts about National Rural Health Day and your plans to celebrate it in the community.
Partners/Supporters Media Release/Newsletter Blurb Template 2016
Letter to Legislator
As a clinic or as a provider, you can write a letter to your legislator to educate them about National Rural Health Day and some of the key health-related issues affecting rural communities.
“Letter to Legislators” from Rural Hospitals/Healthcare Providers 2016
| “Letter to Legislators” from Chambers of Commerce/Town Councils 2016