National Rural Health Day is Thursday, Nov. 20

The Kentucky Rural Health Association will participate in National Rural Health Day, held on the third Thursday in each November, to spread awareness of rural health-related issues and promote the efforts of all rural stakeholders, says a press release from KRHA.

The association says it advocates for the interests of rural health by bringing together multiple parties to work together rather than in silos, working in collaboration to address the needs of rural Kentuckians. This year it has worked on issues such as immunizations, rural hospital impact, health professions recruitment, and tobacco use.

The KRHA joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Thursday, Nov. 20, to celebrate National Rural Health Day with plans to draw attention to several key issues related to Kentucky’s rural health including health professions training, loan repayment, substance abuse treatment, mental health and Area Health Education Centers.

Approximately 62 million people, nearly one in five Americans, live in rural and frontier communities, and in Kentucky, 1.8 million citizens, or two of five, live in rural areas, the release notes. More information about National Rural Health Day can be found by clicking here.

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