National Rural Health Day


National Rural Health Day 2017


Kansas and other State Offices of Rural sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 16th, 2017 – 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. Learn more about National Rural Health Day.

Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation declaring November 16 as National Rural Health Day in the state of 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.

Governor Brownback NRHD Proclamation Signing

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