Celebrate National Rural Health Day with a week of events starting Monday

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is planning a week of events to observe National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21.

Nov. 18 
From 9:30 a.m. ET to 12:30 p.m., the National Institutes of Health will hold a seminar on the state of rural health in the U.S. at their main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. For those who can’t attend, the event will be videocast online here.

Nov. 19
From noon to 1 p.m. ET, The Health Resources & Services Administration will hold a webinar on addressing the opioid crisis in rural areas as it pertains to women who are pregnant or have infants born addicted to opioids. Register here.

From 2-3 p.m. ET, the HRSA will host a Twitter chat on agriculture worker mental health issues. Find the chat using the hashtag #AgMentalHealth.

From 3:30-4:45 p.m. ET, HRSA will host a webinar on suicide prevention in farm and ranch communities. Join the webinar here.

Nov. 20
From noon to 1 p.m. ET, the Rural Health Information Hub and the Norc Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will hold a webinar to discuss the new Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ToolkitRegister here.

From 1-2 p.m. ET, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the HRSA will hold a webinar aimed at rural health providers on improving antibiotic prescribing practices in critical-access hospitals. Register here.

From 2-3 p.m. ET, the HRSA will host a Twitter chat on rural substance use disorder issues. Find the chat by searching for the hashtag #RuralSUD.

From 6-10:15 p.m. ET, HRSA will host a virtual job fair aiming to bring more health care providers to rural areas. Learn more here.

Nov. 21
From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, HRSA will hold a celebration of National Rural Health Day in their D.C.-area office, including roundtables, lectures, and interactive sessions. The event will be livecast online.

At 1 p.m. ET, the Rural Health Information Hub will host a Twitter chat on how rural health organizations can access funding. Find the chat with the hashtags #RuralHealthChat and #PowerofRural.

From 2-3 p.m. ET, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health will air The Providers, a documentary about rural health care providers, and lead a live discussion about it. Find out more here.

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