State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) have a rich history of creating partnerships, developing programs and providing resources and technical assistance that help each state address the healthcare needs of its rural citizens.
All 50 states maintain a State Office of Rural Health. Although each one varies in terms of size, scope and organization, they all share one common purpose: to help rural communities within their state build effective healthcare delivery systems. SORHs accomplish this by:
- Collecting and disseminating health-related information;
- Coordinating state rural health resources and activities;
- Providing technical assistance;
- Encouraging the recruitment and retention of health professionals; and
- Strengthening state, local, and federal partnerships.
Visit NOSORH’s SORH Directory to locate your State Office of Rural Health