2013 National Rural Health Day Webinars & Events


National Rural Health Day Press Conference/Celebration

Thursday, November 21; 10:00 a.m. EST
National Press Club, Washington, DC

For the first time ever, NOSORH hosted a National Rural Health Day Press Conference/Celebration featuring an array of distinguished guests, including: Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration; Doug O’Brien, Under Secretary of Rural Development for the Department of Agriculture; and Dr. Madhulika Agarwal, Deputy Under Secretary of Health for Policy and Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Thanks to everyone who made our inaugural press conference such a huge success!  A viewable recording of the conference and a copy of the press packet shared with media and guests is now available to those who could not attend on National Rural Health Day – or who enjoyed it so much they want to view it again!



2013 NOSORH National Rural Health Day Webinar Series

As it has in years past, NOSORH joined forces with representatives of various State Offices of Rural Health and its various National Rural Health Day partners to present a series of FREE webinars highlighting the good work being done across the nation to address rural health concerns.

  • Noon EST: AgriSafe – Protecting the People Who Feed America
    Natalie Roy, MPH, Executive Director, AgriSafe Network
    Carolyn Sheridan, BSN, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network
  • 1:00 PM EST: Rural 101 – The Basics of Rural Health (Viewable Recording)
    Kristine Sande, Program Director, Rural Assistance Center
  • 2:00 PM EST: Population Based Health and Health Promotion in Rural (Viewable Recording)
    Lynda Bergsma, Program Director, Arizona Center of Rural Health
    Caroline Ford, Former Director, Nevada State Office of Rural Health
  • 3:00 PM EST: The Affordable Care Act in Rural America (Viewable Recording)
    Tom Morris, Associate Administrator, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
    Deepti Loharikar, Public Health Analyst, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
    Aaron Fischbach, Public Health Analyst, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • 4:00 PM EST: Resources for Recruitment, Networking, and Telehealth (Viewable Recording)
    Mike Shimmens, Executive Director, National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
    Rebecca Davis, Ph.D. Executive Director, National Cooperative of Health Networks Association
    Kathy Hsu Wibberly, Ph.D. Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center


Preparing for National Rural Health Day  (July 30, 2013)

What does NOSORH have planned for the 2013 National Rural Health Daycelebration? How did SORHs celebrate last year and how will they celebrate this year?  What resources are available and what others are in the works to help with your planning?  Download the viewable recording and accompanying PowerPoint of this informative webinar to learn more!