Our Network

TRHA aims to leverage its network to amplify your voice to transform healthcare in rural communities across Texas.

A Network of Leaders

At the Texas Rural Health Association (TRHA), we are proud to collaborate with a diverse network of partners and sponsors committed to improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural communities across Texas. Our network includes leading educational institutions, healthcare organizations, governmental bodies, and private sector supporters.

  • NRHA (National Rural Health Association) – The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. TRHA is intended to serve as the state arm to NRHA, working closely together and with partners to improve health outcomes and access to care for rural populations.


  • AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) –  An Area Health Education Center is a nationally recognized program of the Health Education Resource Service Administration (HRSA). The mission of an AHEC is to improve access to quality health care, especially primary and preventive services, by increasing the availability and distribution of healthcare professionals. This is achieved through strategic partnerships with academic programs, communities, and professional organizations. There are three AHEC Programs serving the State of Texas and TRHA works directly with them on addressing workforce shortages in rural or medically underserved populations, providing technical assistance and working to fill the gaps to expand student engagement opportunities and education.


  • TORCH (Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals – The mission of TORCH is to be the voice and principal advocate for rural and community hospitals in Texas and to provide leadership in addressing the special needs and issues of these hospitals. TORCH is a valuable resource and partner of the TRHA and serves as an important link to resources for our membership and rural hospitals in Texas.


  • WCTCOG (West Central Texas Council of Governments) – Councils of Governments (COG) assist local governments in enhancing the health, safety, and overall well-being of their citizens. They plan for future development in their regions, ensure the efficient and economical use of public funds through regional coordination, and eliminate waste from duplication. Additionally, COGs help member governments address both current and long-term challenges. There are 24 Councils of Governments representing all 254 counties in Texas. The TRHA is located within the WCTCOG in Abilene, TX.


To Our Partners & Sponsors

The Texas Rural Health Association extends heartfelt gratitude to our valued partners and sponsors. Your generosity and collaboration are vital in our mission to enhance the health and well-being of rural Texans. These strong, collaborative relationships drive our collective efforts toward a shared goal.


Why Join Our Network?

By partnering with TRHA, you join a coalition dedicated to making a tangible difference in rural health. Our network offers:

  • Collaborative Opportunities: Work alongside top institutions and organizations to develop and implement innovative solutions.
  • Amplified Voice: Benefit from our advocacy efforts to influence healthcare policy and resource allocation.
  • Resource Sharing: Access a wealth of knowledge, tools, and opportunities through our network.
  • Community Impact: Directly contribute to improving health outcomes in some of Texas’s most underserved areas.

Become a Partner

We invite educational institutions, healthcare providers, health profession students, governmental agencies, non-profits, and private sector leaders to join us in this important work. If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor or partner, please contact us or sign up by following the link below.




Texas Rural Health Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.