Supported by your membership, here are some highlights of what we do:
We support programs that address key rural health issues, such as shortages in medical services.
For example, we worked with Hendrick Health System and AHEC to increase the number of certified Community Health Workers in West Texas. By connecting patients with primary care doctors, CHWs can become important catalysts for improving the overall health of residents in rural areas and relieving stress on hospital emergency rooms.
We draw health professionals to events that promote collaboration and networking.
Major events planned for 2020 include the Rural Hospital Symposium April 29 in Abilene, TX, and the Rural Healthcare Symposium July 18 in Tyler, TX.
We work closely with policy-makers.
We ensure our members’ interests are represented in state legislative sessions.
We raise awareness on news and policies affecting rural patients and providers.
Check out our Facebook page and the news feed below from the Rural Health Information Hub.