Improving the Health of Rural Texans
Since 1984

 

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NRHA is fighting for rural

The NRHA’s government affairs team actively advocates for rural health care issues in Washington, D.C.!

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Learn Why Texas Rural Healthcare Matters

18

Since 2005, Texas has lost 18 rural hospitals to closure, and 6 hospitals have converted.

Source: UNC, 2023

164

164 of 174 non-metro counties are in a primary care HPSAs.

Source: HRSA, 2024

56%

Percentage of rural hospitals without OB services.

Source: CHQPR, 2023

 

See more information regarding the state of rural healthcare

The Nature of the Rural-Urban Mortality Gap - USDA ERS

There is a growing natural-cause mortality gap between rural and urban areas of the United States.

Texas Rural Health Basic Facts

Texas covers 261,797 square miles, with a 2020 estimated population of 29,527,941 people – 3,035,041 living in rural Texas (USDA-ERS). It ranks second among U.S. states in both area and population.

Rural Health Insights for Each State & Congressional District

Understand the Landscape of Rural Health in Texas and Every State in the United States and its Congressional District.